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

2 Responses

  1. Katie

    We go to the chiropractor every week and have since my son was born three years ago. (Well, he’s gone for three years, I’ve gone for two and a half, and my oldest has gone for a year and a half. My baby has gone since conception. My husband has never been.) He does traditional adjustment as necessary and also KST (teddkorenseminars.com). Still, our family gets sick all the time. My son and I get sick every other week. My oldest and I both take Juice Plus daily. None of my kids is in school or daycare, and I don’t work outside the home. There has to be something else going on. My husband and oldest rarely get sick. I have been searching and searching for other causes. I’ve decided that environmental factors have to top the list. That doesn’t explain why the two of us are so much worse off than the other three, though.

    All that said, we definitely don’t get AS sick or stay sick for as long – usually – thanks to our weekly visits. Also, my oldest used to get sick all the time but almost never gets sick since starting with the chiropractor!

    1. Hi Katie, It’s great to hear that you and your family are benefiting from chiropractic and congratulations for your dedication to your care plan. It sounds like you have your sites set on improving your family’s health even more and I applaud your courage to look at every possibility. We’ve got to take charge of our own health and sometimes that means rolling up our sleeves and researching and investigating to see what fits.

      Without knowing more about your health background and current care it’s difficult for me to offer additional suggestions. I don’t know if you are from there West Fargo, ND area? If so, I’m happy to explore this further with you if you would like. Just call the office and we can schedule a time for a consultation.

      Best wishes you you and your family’s continued good health and healing!

      Dr. Tiffany

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