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Does she need to see a pedi? Love Wedge +2 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Waterloo, Ontario 44310 posts
12th Mar '13

Okay, so I've been seeing a chiropractor for about a month now. At her office, once you have a treatment plan and are getting adjustments, your family members can have their initial assessment done for free. I decided to get Adria checked, she's 6, just to make sure everything is good.



Well at the assessment yesterday we found out she's got severe subluxation (partial displacement of a joint or organ) at the base of her skull and the chiropractor wanted to get x-rays done. Got those done today and we have a follow up appointment on Monday.



Her dad does not agree with Adria seeing a chiropractor and said he's going to schedule an appointment with a pedi. He said that chiropractors aren't even "real doctors" and doesn't know what a "non-licensed chiropractor" will do for her.



I believe he's mistaking a chiropractor for a massage therapist. I asked what he thinks a chiropractor does but he never replied.



Personally, I'm not sure what a doctor is going to do other than take x-rays, which we've already gotten, and then medicate her symptoms (sometimes gets headaches and has recurring stomachaches). Or even refer us to see a chiropractor. I don't want her on medication if I can get her help somewhere else.



Is there any point in her seeing a pedi? I know it won't hurt, but what do you think they'd tell us? TIA!

user banned 3 kids; Washington 15083 posts
12th Mar '13

Getting a second opinion is well within your rights/DH rights. The pedi can get copies of her x-rays If you let them know they were done and where, so she doesn't have to get them re-done. No idea what the ped. Will say though,

Little Bit's Momma Due October 21 (boy); 33 kids; North Richland Hills, Texas 7479 posts
12th Mar '13

He may be able to send her to a specialist if needed

Love Wedge +2 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Waterloo, Ontario 44310 posts
12th Mar '13
Quoting ♫ boobook ♫:" Getting a second opinion is well within your rights/DH rights. The pedi can get copies of her x-rays ... [snip!] ... If you let them know they were done and where, so she doesn't have to get them re-done. No idea what the ped. Will say though,"

We're not married xD



I see my son's pedi on Thursday. Maybe I could ask her what she thinks they'd tell me.

user banned 3 kids; Washington 15083 posts
12th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Love Wedge +2:</b>" We're not married xD I see my son's pedi on Thursday. Maybe I could ask her what she thinks they'd tell me."</blockquote>




Whoops. Sorry...



Yeah, ask her normal dr.

Dr.Clandestine 1 angel baby; Stockholm, Sweden 1218 posts
12th Mar '13

Most Children under a certain age have a sublaxtion, due to growing that evens out as they get older.



You really need to have her seen by a pedi or family doctor, then ask them if they believe she will benefit from getting adjusted, or if she should see a spine specialist aka a Orthopedist, an orthopedist is your best bet if there is really something wrong.

Love Wedge +2 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Waterloo, Ontario 44310 posts
12th Mar '13
Quoting Dr.Clandestine:" Most Children under a certain age have a sublaxtion, due to growing that evens out as they get older. ... [snip!] ... or if she should see a spine specialist aka a Orthopedist, an orthopedist is your best bet if there is really something wrong."

I can't afford to get her adjusted (her dad also doesn't want her seeing a chiropractor because he doesn't want to help pay for it) so she wouldn't be getting anything done, except for maybe exercises at home.