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Kids + Chiropractic FAQ

Why do kids need to see a chiropractor?SV_0164

Children go through all kinds of different stresses starting from birth through childhood development. The process of birth can be stressful for a baby even in the most natural deliveries. We find that children that get their nervous system checked sooner in life experience less colds, fewer illnesses and less health complications in general. When their body is functioning at its best, they are able to grow and develop to their optimal potential!

Are you trained in pediatric care?

Dr. Anna and Dr. Monica focused on pediatric and prenatal chiropractic at the beginning of their clinical studies. Their internships were with some of the best pediatric chiropractors in the Twin Cities area and they spent thousands of hours studying pediatric and prenatal care specifically. They are also part of a program, Epic Pediatrics, where they continue to train and better themselves so they can provide the best care for you and your family!

What does a chiropractic adjustment look like for kids?

In our office, we use a very gentle, low force technique on people of all ages. With infants and children, the pressure we use for our adjustments is about the same as what you would use to test the ripeness of a tomato. The spine of a child is much smaller and more delicate from that of an adult so our adjustments are tailored specifically to them. In our office, we don’t do any twisting, cracking or popping so most kids don’t even know they are getting adjusted!

Is it safe for children to have chiropractic care and the neurological scans?

Yes, both chiropractic care and the neurological scans are completely safe. There are incredible testimonials and research about how safe and effective care is, especially for little ones. The neurological scans we do in our office can be done on all ages, including newborns! The scans are non-invasive, gentle and very safe for growing kiddos. We are able to see how well their nervous system is functioning, how we can help and tailor our care to their specific needs.

When should I bring my kids in?45727201_518676251982044_6007611833429524480_o

We suggest kids get their nervous system’s checked as soon as possible. It is much easier to start with healthy kids so our adjustments help them get even healthier rather than waiting until an issue or symptom arises. We see children at all stages in life, from hours old newborns to kids about to graduate high school.

How often will they need to come in?

Frequency is different for each child since every child has a unique story and experience. We make our recommendations based on our consultation, exam and neurological scans. Many parents choose to have their children come in regularly to keep them functioning and feeling their best. In the end, the frequency is completely up to you!

How do I know if chiropractic can help my child?

We believe that every child deserves to at least be checked to see if their nervous system is functioning at its very best. There is no guesswork when it comes to care in our office. Our care recommendations are based on our findings in the consultation, exam and scans. Based on those three things, we will be able to tell you if we can help, what care will look like for your child and answer any questions you may have. We are here to help and want you to be fully informed before making the decision to start care.

What conditions can chiropractic help with?

Some of the conditions chiropractic has been shown to help with are:

-ADD/ADHD

-Asthma

-Allergies

-Ear Infections

-Digestive upset

-Bedwetting

-Colic

-Headaches

-Reflux

-Difficulty nursing

-Sleep issues

-Boosting the immune system

Still have questions?

We offer a complementary phone consultation so you can ask any questions you may have. Contact us today to schedule!

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