Ear Infections2017-07-31T04:30:09+00:00

Ear Infections – Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

None of the antibiotics are working. . .Tubes placed in your child’s ears have to be the last resort! 

earinfectionsAs parents, it makes us feel so helpless. Our child is suffering but there seems little that we can do. No wonder reoccurring ear infections (otitis media) account for a huge number of pediatrician visits. The traditional remedies for ear infections include:

Antibiotic Therapy
This may be effective for acute bacterial infections, but many cases are viral, for which antibiotics are useless.

Tubes In The Ear
Surgical implantation of artificial drainage tubes require the administration of a risky anesthesia and then, they often come out! However, many parents are choosing a more conservative approach.

Chiropractic care.
Many children respond to chiropractic adjustments in the cervical spine to reduce nerve disturbances that may make the ears prone to infection. The great benefir to this approachis there are no drugs or excessive antibiotics prescribed.

Our bodies have an incredible capacity to fight infection. When that ability is impaired, it means something else is going on. With our focus on the integrity of the nervous system, we start there. Clear out any nerve interference, eliminate dairy and apple juice, and watch nature take its course.

Nerve Compromise
It surprises many to learn that some of the nerves that control, regulate and monitor the ear begin in the brain stem, continue down the spinal cord and exit out from between the bones of the spinal column.

Changes to the function of the bones in the upper neck may compromise the quality of the nerve signals to and from the brain. Obviously, this can affect the ability of any organ or tissue, in this case your child’s ear, to “defend itself” from infection.

Impaired Drainage
Nerve compromise is often accompanied by abnormal tension to the muscles that support the spine. Besides “protecting” the spine from further compromise, these muscle spasms can exert pressure on nearby lymphatic drainage ducts. This prevents natural drainage, further compounding the problem.

What We Do
Our approach is simple. Since chiropractic care isn’t a treatment for infections of any type, when parents bring their child for us to check, we look specifically for distortions in the upper spine. If nerve tension is detected, we gently reduce it with safe and natural chiropractic adjustments. This helps restore nervous system integrity. For a child or infant, this usually requires little more than a light touch with our fingertip at just the right place and direction.

If the cause of your child’s condition is related to the misalignment of one or more vertebra which is directly affecting the flow of nerve impulses to his/her body, you need to know that only specific chiropractic adjustments to gently move their spine into balance is going to fix the cause. Medications may change the symptoms you are experiencing, but drugs have serious side effects and do not address the cause of the symptom..

The diagnosis is simple. They either have misaligned vertebra or other boney components that are out of alignment or they don’t. A good analogy  is when the  car’s wheels are out of alignment. The only fix is to realign the wheels.

Finding your problem:  Subluxations or misalignments for the benefits of laymens terms, are easy and painless to detect by a highly trained and experienced chiropractor. Call us today at 949 388-0800 and let us get you back to health.

Parents love our approach. We explain everything in advance. Our adjusting approach is safe and results are achieved naturally. Give us a call. We’d like to help.

Conditions & Symptoms

I experienced instant relief of my acute symptoms

“As a cycling coach and spin instructor, I am accustomed to extreme conditioning and lengthy outdoor training. This past May, I had a cycling accident two weeks prior to the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic in Durango, Colorado.  It was one of the painful injuries I have ever suffered. I couldn’t move my neck or shoulder.  My elbow and wrist were badly sprained.

I had a consultation and examination with Dr. Chris Hawn and after the very first treatment; I experienced instant relief of my acute symptoms and an increase in my range of motion of my neck and shoulder.  With just a few treatments from Dr. Chris, I was back on my bike and finished the race with my best time ever!”

Cheri Dugan
Certified Cycling Coach and Spin Instructor

PSIA (Professional Ski Instructors of America)    

Vibration Wave Therapy after Knee Replacement Surgery

“I had a knee replacement surgery in February 2011 and following that I went through 100 therapy rehabilitation sessions. My knee started to tighten up through all that with scar tissue formation.

I came to Dr. Hawn about a month ago for a neck problem primarily. During my initial consultation he inquired about my knee because I had written down that there was a problem there. He then recommended the Vibration Wave therapy for me in regards to the knee. Since receiving the very first treatment I’ve been able to exercise it much more easily and with less pain, and more mobility.

It certainly work for me

The vibration wave therapy seems to be very relaxing for the muscles and tendons. It greatly took away the stress that I had because I was developing very tight tendons following the surgery. I received   four or five treatments and the tightness has lessened quite a bit.

I hope to recover even better from here on out.”

Mike Forslund

I am so pleased with the care I get from Dr. Hawn

“My name is Andrew Louch and I am so pleased with the care I get from Dr. Hawn that I wanted to join the many other people on his office wall and website giving a testimonial. They all have a great story and I wanted to share mine.

I’ve been going to Dr. Hawn for about a year and a half and it’s the best service and chiropractic technique/work I’ve ever received.  I first started going to chiropractors over 6 years ago. One of the things that make Dr. Hawn special to me is that he is always willing to come in, even in his off hours if I need to be seen.  I am a fireman and my work as well as play is very intense and strenuous on my body. When I don’t feel just right I know it and I know where to go.  The adjustments Dr. Hawn gives are gentle and focused and unlike any that I have ever received before. He seems to know and understand the body very well. I guess it is because of his experience and the fact that he went to the famous school he always talks about, Palmer College.

Dr. Chris Hawn is a very likeable guy and he will go the extra mile for you.  I feel great to have found Dr. Hawn after my last chiropractor retired. I thank my fellow firemen for referring me to him.  I highly recommend him and you too will find as I did, that he is great in the way he interacts with his patients.”

Andrew Louch
OC Fire Authority
Firefighter

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