Ear Infections and Chiropractic

  • By Shirley Layer
  • 25 Oct, 2017

Call United Chiropactic in Clarksville, TN today for any ear ache.

Chiropractic Care relieves fluid and ear pain

At United Chiropractic a Chiropractic adjustment  applied to the neck corrects misalignments, restores normal function, and reduces or eliminates the tense neck musculature responsible for blocking the normal drainage of the fluid . Once normal drainage is restored, the recurrence of ear  infection is diminished or nonexistent. Many people do not realize that the health and proper functioning of the spine helps the rest of the body to function the same way.

As is the case with many physical health issues that can cause pain in the body, spinal misalignment can cause interference to your nervous system, which in turn can create issues elsewhere in your body.

When dealing with an ear infection, chiropractors focus on the muscles in the neck in order to encourage proper function of lymph glands within the ear.   If there is a misalignment within the area of the spine that is located by the neck, nerve function is disrupted and can hamper the process of proper drainage of the Eustachian tube in the ear.

 This creates a harmful buildup of bacteria and fluid, which causes the pain and pressure you often feel when you experience an ear infection. Chiropractic care will use gentle manipulation and readjustment of the spine to release the pressure that is affecting the infected ear.

Once a successful spinal readjustment releases the interference that was disrupting your body’s proper nerve function, the Eustachian tube in your ear will begin to function correctly again, as will your lymphatic vessels, and proper, healthy drainage of fluid from your ear area will occur.
By Shirley Layer 25 Oct, 2017

At United Chiropractic a Chiropractic adjustment  applied to the neck corrects misalignments, restores normal function, and reduces or eliminates the tense neck musculature responsible for blocking the normal drainage of the fluid . Once normal drainage is restored, the recurrence of ear  infection is diminished or nonexistent. Many people do not realize that the health and proper functioning of the spine helps the rest of the body to function the same way.

By Shirley Layer 17 Oct, 2017

Chiropractic care  releases pressure on the nervous system that allows the immune system to work more efficiently. Both the immune and respiratory systems depend on proper communication between the brain and the spinal cord to control and coordinate their functions. If there is an interruption in the communication system such as a misalignment, the immune system may become compromised. Chiropractic care realigns the spine opening the necessary pathways of communication between the brain and the spine that allows the body to heal itself.

  Chiropractic care is the most holistic approach to allergy treatment; it allows your body to do what it was meant to do.

In addition to promoting a stronger immune system, Chiropractic adjustments also help regulate cortisol levels during high allergy season. Many people who suffer from allergies also have weak adrenal gland function. Many people do not realize that spinal misalignments can impact allergic reactions. Chiropractors can help people who are suffering from allergies find relief.

If you are suffering from allergies, seeing a chiropractor near you, might be a solution to help minimize your symptoms and treat the underlying cause of your problems. A chiropractor can help identify any misalignment that may be compromising your immune system.

By Shirley Layer 14 Oct, 2017
At United Chiropractic  we help to keep the spine in alignment, which can have a rippling effect through the body. Chiropractic care can be an effective part of making certain your body is in prime running condition and resistant to injury.
By Shirley Layer 13 Oct, 2017

For 42 years Omi Shephard suffered with a condition called Trigeminal Neuralgia . She had every test known to man but nothing provided a result that would offer relief or answers. She had come to the conclusion she would just have to live with the painful condition. She began having troubles with her lower back and was referred to Doctor Davis at United Chiropractic. Doctor Davis began asking her about her symptoms so she told him about her lower back pain; as she didn't think the TN would be an approachable condition for a Chiropractor. However, Doctor Davis asked her if she had any other concerns so she decided to mention the Trigeminal Neuralgia, and to her surprise he told her he felt he could help that condition as well! After a couple of adjustments and chiropractic therapy Omi's low back pain was improving but the greatest part was her Trigeminal Neuralgia was GONE ! Relief after 42 years of suffering! It is amazing what aligning the spine can do for our health and symptoms we think we just have to live with! Sciatic pain, shoulder pain, neck pain, back pain, allergies, and yes, even Trigeminal Neuralgia are reasons to see United Chiropractic today!

By Shirley Layer 12 Aug, 2017

Are you thinking about going to a chiropractor for your backache or neck pains in Clarksville, TN or Fort Campbell but aren’t sure whether it would really help? You’ve probably spoken with at least one skeptic claiming the entire practice is unnecessary or frivolous. 

Though chiropractic treatments still face this stigma, there is no denying the positive effects of chiropractic care that continue to be recorded in research and data. Patients who regularly receive treatments in a chiropractor’s office can expect an end to their pains as well as other major health benefits stemming from regular chiropractic adjustments and other services.

Fewer Headaches

Chiropractors may be the go-to experts for people suffering from back pain, but did you know some treatments can reduce headaches as well? Many patients enter a chiropractic practice hoping for relief from their migraines and tension headaches. Regular chiropractic adjustments can align the back, putting less stress on the neck and reducing the frequency and intensity of tension headaches altogether .


Going to sleep with pain can create a vicious cycle of unrest. You may wake up with a crick in your neck, go to sleep with it that evening and the next day it’s even worse. Stop that cycle by receiving regular chiropractic care. With a monthly or bi-monthly adjustment, your nervous system will be better able to relax at night, putting you into a deeper and more restful sleep. Sleeping with a well-adjusted spine can also prevent pains when you wake up. Keep your spine and nervous system relaxed and aligned to prevent other sleep disorders in the future.

Blood Pressure

A little-known side effect of regular chiropractic appointments is blood pressure stabilization. By relaxing your muscles, spine and overall nervous system, your heart doesn’t have to work as hard to pump blood throughout your body. In fact, regular adjustments are proven to normalize blood pressure better than some blood pressure medications . Next time you find that your blood pressure is a little high, give chiropractic care a try.

Mental Wellness

Many people don’t realize how significant the impact of mental health is on how they physically feel. Mental conditions such as anxiety and depression can cause physical aches and pains as well as headaches or illnesses. The relaxation and feeling of physical wellness that comes from chiropractic care can actually help fight anxiety, depression and their physical symptoms . Regular adjustments aid in the release of “happy” hormones such as dopamine and norepinephrine while decreasing “negative” hormones like cortisol.

Addressing More Than Just Back Pain

Chiropractors aren’t just for back pains anymore! Regular chiropractic adjustments and other services provided in our office can improve your overall physical and mental health. To schedule an appointment, contact United Chiropractic  or call (931) 648-3000.

By Shirley Layer 28 Jun, 2017

Eighty percent of Americans experience one form of back pain or another during the course of their lives. More men over the age of 45 are disabled by back pain than any other condition. It is the third most common reason for surgeries. Because of this, people complaining of back pain cannot be easily diagnosed. This is because the spine is such an incredibly complex structure of bones, muscles, nerves, joints, tendons, and ligaments. Injury or disease affecting any one or more of these structures can often trigger an episode of pain.

Lower back pain is often caused by a muscle strain. The erector spine, or large paired muscles in the lower back that help keep your spine erect, can become inflamed and spasm. In more serious cases, the pain may be caused by a degenerative condition, such as arthritis, disc disease, or disc herniation.

A degenerative disc condition can sometimes cause a chain reaction of other events in your spine. When a disc is not in its proper place, or is malformed from disease or some other condition, it can allow additional undue pressure on other healthy structures, such as neighboring discs, nerves, muscles, joints, ligaments, and tendons.

Rest, ice or heat therapy, and over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medicine, such as aspirin, are often the first course of treatment for mild lower back pain. This allows your muscles to return to their normal position and begin to heal.

Because the thoracic spine is the sturdiest part of the spine, it is less prone to injury. That said, upper back pain, while less common than lower back pain, is often caused by irritation of the muscles or a problem with a joint. Other less common causes of upper back pain include herniated or degenerative discs.

However, rest for a sore back should be kept to no more than two weeks. Otherwise, the muscles in the lower back begin to atrophy and can become significantly weak, leaving you open to further undue pain and injury.

By Shirley Layer 28 Jun, 2017

The largest nerve in the human body may be responsible for one of the most common causes of leg pain. The sciatic nerve connects the spinal cord with the leg and foot muscles, and runs down both sides of the lumbar spine, through the buttock and back of the thigh, and down to the foot.

Many kinds of leg pain can be traced to problems with the sciatic nerve. Sciatica pain occurs when one or more of the spinal nerves become compressed. A disc herniation is often the culprit. Other causes include spondylolisthesis, spinal stenosis, and arthritis.

While the pain typically travels down, or radiates, along the sciatic nerve, it is often felt in the lower buttocks, the back of the leg, and even the bottom of the foot. Symptoms include numbness, tingling, and/or a burning or prickling sensation.

It is very important that you seek medical attention if you experience these kinds of symptoms, because long-term compression of the sciatic nerve can cause permanent damage. In addition, untreated sciatica nerve damage can cause such problems as loss of bladder and bowel control.

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