Why do tonsils get so big?

 

tonsils

Why do tonsils get so swollen?  Why do kids keep getting sore throat, strep throat, and their tonsils keep getting swollen?

Neuroanatomy

The brain science behind the why. We have a tube (the lymphatic system) that drains our head and neck.  All the fluid in our sinuses and ears should all drain into that system and down into our chest where our body can take care of it. 

If this tube gets pinched off in the neck area by a misaligned vertebrae, what do you think happens?  Yep. It backs up.

When that fluid is backing up…

So when you have that fluid backing up, the tonsil gets ballooned up by the backed up fluid. A perfect environment for infection and yuck. 

Even if the tonsils are removed – the tube is still pinched off. 

What we do at our office

What we do at our office is we figure out why that tube is being pinched off.  We measure the activity of the nerves and their ability to communicate with the rest of the body. 

When we see what needs to happen is to get those muscles released and get that spinal cord relaxed. As a result, the brain can control that muscle again and the tube becomes unpinched.

Then the fluid drains and kids don’t get sick as often because the lymphatic system is working properly and the immune system is working properly. 

And that means, the drainage is happening properly. 

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