Most symptoms that we see among children are constipation, trouble with tummy time, colic, inability to breastfeed on both sides of mama, hating a car seat, and more (so much more!) At WCSJ, we don’t wait for a child to have “pain” before seeing them. You know your child, and you know when something is off. That is when you call us for help!
If you’re new to chiropractic care for children, you may have a ton of questions. We get it! We would too! Below is a list of the most frequently asked questions that we receive from care givers considering chiropractic care for their kiddos. Don’t see your question on the list? Give us a call and we’re more than happy to assist you.
Commonly Asked Questions
Most insurance plans cover chiropractic care for children. If your plan does not cover care, please find our non-insurance fee schedule here. In effort to minimize any financial barrier to care, we offer Kid’s Day on the 1st Monday of every month where chiropractic adjustments are $25 for kids and New Patient Exams are just $30.
No! We tailor treatment to be age appropriate and child specific.
On infants, we use about the same amount of pressure it takes to press a piano key or see if an avocado is ripe.
We tailor treatment schedules to each child’s needs. Generally speaking, we schedule check-ups around major milestones- rolling over, crawling, walking, etc.
We do regular scoliosis screens on all kids.
We treat kids ages 18 and under.
When we’re not treating a direct issue (such as colic, constipation, etc), we will typically see children around milestones that will have the most impact on their bodies as they mature. Examples are below:
- Rolling Over
- Tummy Time
- Starting to use a tablet/device
- Carrying a backpack
- Before school starts
- When they start sports
- Before season starts
- Midway through season/if they complain of pain
- End of season
Talking! We talk a lot to keep communications open to identify any other underlying issues that need to be addressed ASAP. Dr. Lauren LOVES seeing young females while they are progressing through puberty. She has found through research & experience that educating young girls on how their body works, how to fuel their bodies, and how to empower themselves to work with their physiology can literally be lifechanging! The highest rate of girls dropping out of a sport is during puberty. We know that is no coincidence! Knowledge is power!
Home exercise/stretch/care advice
Research has documented the safety of chiropractic care for children and adolescents. An extensive research review concluded that spinal mobilization is: “a safe treatment technique in infants, children, and adolescents.”