Yes, chiropractic is an approved form of care for children of all ages, from infants to teens. Pediatric chiropractic care uses special techniques developed specifically for the needs of growing children. And of course, no treatment is provided without a comprehensive examination first to determine the ideal approach.
Many parents think the only time to take their child to a chiropractor is when the child is experiencing painful symptoms like headaches, back pain or neck pain. However, regular chiropractic care can play a very important role in helping children avoid pain and other symptoms and maintain optimal health throughout childhood without the use of medications. Many parents opt to begin bringing their infant or toddler to a chiropractor to help the child avoid discomfort as it learns to stand and walk and to address any strains that can occur during birth. Older children can benefit from regular adjustments and other care options as they grow to ensure the spine remains in proper alignment and to help avoid mild issues from developing into chronic problems. Once your child begins carrying a backpack or participating in sports, it's even more critical to ensure their spine remains properly aligned to avoid nerve impingements that can have an effect on posture and movement.
Chiropractors are trained to perform comprehensive assessments of the spine to identify causes of symptoms and to provide referrals to outside specialists when they feel that additional care is warranted. Having an evaluation and assessment is the first step in ensuring your child gets the best and most appropriate treatment.
Dr. Chalfin accepts most major insurance plans. If you provide us with your insurance information, we will work with you to determine coverage. For questions regarding insurance and your visit, please call the office.
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