An ear infection is an inflammation of the middle ear that occurs when fluid builds up behind the eardrum. They most often occur when there is improper drainage of the lymph system in the neck, thus the underlying root cause is usually mechanical.
As the skull and upper neck area surrounding the ears of an infant and young child evolve and develop, misalignments can occur, which impact the neuromuscular function of the ear tubes, resulting in poor drainage. These may self-correct over time as the child develops, but until then there is the higher risk of ear aches.
The Chiropractic examination is looking for misalignments (subluxations) in the upper neck area and can correct them now, in the office, without subjecting the child to the risks of antibiotics or surgery.