Why Is My Child Always Sick?

Don’t tell me you haven’t wondered… and perhaps as a parent, you’ve even wondered this about your own child…why is it that some kids always seem to be sick? Ear infections, colds, coughs and sniffles, they seem to catch every bug that’s circulating through day care or school.

Are they weak, unlucky, is there something else at play? As a mom I know how hard it can be when you have a sick child. Of course first there’s the concern, then the logistics of juggling day care, school and work schedules. Yes, a sick child puts stress on both parent and family. There’s no way around it, when the kids are healthy, everyone is happy!

Often parents will ask me: “Why is it that my child always seems to be sick?” And how many of you have a child, or know a child, who seems to get “everything” while your other children seem to be really healthy? I’m happy to share the most common reason why some kids are always sick while others (sometimes even within the same family) are not.

A common explanation is that this child has a “weak” constitution. That’s not too far off, however, what does that mean, exactly?

What I’ve found in a majority of these cases is that the child had a difficult birth and is suffering from Vertebral Subluxations, which cause interference within the nervous system. As a result, the nervous system is not transmitting information as it should and, therefore, his body is not functioning as it should!

Your child’s spine is her/his lifeline. Running through it is the spinal cord containing billions of nerves that send vital messages and information from the brain to every part of the body and back again. Yes, we all have our own internal Internet!

As long as none of these messages are interrupted or interfered with, your child should have optimal function and the best of health. If, however, there is an interference with this “information highway,” the messages sent by the brain will not reach the part of the body they are intended to reach. As a result, the body begins to work improperly. This “malfunction” can be a serious threat to health and the interference will affect your child’s immune system, lower body resistance and leave your child prey to various “bugs” and infections.

What’s the answer? Does your child just need a flu shot (Read “Should My Family Get the Flu Shot” before doing that!). The answer is simple: Correct and remove the subluxation (interference), which as a Doctor of Chiropractic, is what I’m trained to do. I’ve seen a lot of kids throughout the course of my career, and my staff, patients and I have been witness to the changes that can happen in a child’s health (and a family’s happiness) when the body and nervous system is able to function properly. My hope is that this information will help parents and their children achieve just that.

When was the last time you had your child checked by a chiropractor? Removing nervous system interference could make the difference between sickness and health for them this cold and flu season.

Dr. Tiffany

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