Find a chiropractor who works with kids regularly (not all of them do), or one who specializes in pediatrics, and she will receive great care!
Sorry your 13-year-old has back pain. Many chiropractic physicians treat pediatrics in their office. Depending on the location of the pain and history, she may need an X-ray.
It is my opinion, based on over 40 years of experience, including the care of my own children and grandchildren, that all kids should be evaluated by a chiropractor in the first couple of months of life to check for birth trauma (which is very common). And, of course, whenever there is any traumatic event from falls (off bed, out of tree, off bike or horse), horseplay, or sports a check up trip to a chiropractor is appropriate. Also, I recommend having a child evaluated around puberty by a chiropractor (spine expert) to check for development of scoliosis as early treatment will have the best results.
Dr. Juanee Surprise, DC. NMD, IMD, DCBCN, BCIM
No, she is not too young. Your spine needs proper care for a lifetime. I’ve personally adjusted my children, only a few hours old.
perform better in sports. It is never too early to schedule an appointment with a chiropractor to have their spine checked. "As the tree bends, so it grows."