Kids and Chiropractic Care: An Interview with Dr. Andy of Rosser Chiropractic
I’ve been a chiropractic patient for most of my life, and I know that will sound odd to people who haven’t even experienced it for themselves as adults! I have taken care of my own daughter since she was an infant. Of course, you might say it started earlier than that because I got to see her spine on ultrasound before she was even born. What a beautiful spine that kid had!
In my office I typically see children when they have some kind of symptom that is causing a parent some concern. It could be an earache, colic/reflux, pain, etc. I would love to see as many kids as I can, though, even without these typical symptoms, though, because most of the time, a busy, energetic child won’t tell a parent that they are suffering. Some of the questions I ask a parent with regards to a child is whether they have been sleeping well, eating well, and interacting in a way that is typical for them. Any changes in those patterns could be a sign that it’s time for a check up and chiropractic care.
Some of the ways that people find me in my office are through other parents. These peer referrals are great ways to find a healthcare provider because your friends usually already know you well enough to know that you are going to like the doctor/office/staff/experience, and that means a lot. Other ways that people find me are through some of the midwives, doulas, and massage therapists in the area. Just like having a friend refer you, these people also know you well enough to make a good referral to a compatible practitioner.
Aside from all of that, a chiropractor who loves working with kids will often have done continuing education in pediatrics and may be a member of the International Chiropractic Pediatrics Association (http://icpa4kids.org/) In recent years, it’s become quite common for parents to set up an appointment to interview me, check out the office, and see for themselves whether they feel comfortable with what we have to offer.