FAQ

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

On your first visit, you will meet with Dr. Kristin to discuss a thorough review of your health history as well as current health issues. A first visit is usually 30-45 minutes long with the goal of this first visit being to “get to know your spine.” It is used to determine if Chiropractic is right for you.

A chiropractic adjustment does not take long. The doctor will evaluate your spine and determine when and where the bones in your spine require an adjustment. While this may not take very long, each visit will include meeting with the chiropractor to review your current level of functioning so that we are able to keep as up-to-date on your condition as possible. In total, we find a typical visit will last anywhere from 15-20 minutes.

Insurance companies are a business which means their goal is to make money, not provide healthcare. We have seen an increase in premiums for less service. These increased premiums have also come with more paperwork and an increase in denials.


We are all for capitalism, however, we would like to see healthcare put back in the hands of patients and their physicians. Our solution for this issue is affordable family health care that can be paid for before you leave the office. A visit to our office is usually the same cost and at times less expensive than a visit to another chiropractic office that accepts insurance. If you have insurance, we can provide you with the appropriate documentation to file with your insurance provider if you want to submit a claim.

We see anyone ranging from newborn to 64 years old. We see Chiropractic as an integral part of healthcare. The relationship of the nervous system (the primary control mechanism of the body) and the spine is the focus of what we do. The spine serves two primary functions; allows for freedom of movement and houses and protects the spinal cord. When the spine’s vertebrae become misaligned (either due to trauma or repetitive injury), the range of motion is limited and the nerves emerging from the spinal cord are compromised. This interruption of the nerve flow (also called subluxation) can lead to pain, disability, and a general decrease in quality of life. Dr. Kristin’s aim is to remove this interference and restore normal nerve expression, hence restoring health.

Babies may need adjustments because birth can be just a hard for baby as it can be for Mom. Chiropractic is perfect for making sure any spinal misalignments that occur are gently corrected so that your baby can grow with everything communicating as optimally as possible. Parents often seek care for their children when they have colic, sleep issues, nursing difficulties, torticollis or abnormal neck positioning, and even constipation. Chiropractic doesn’t treat any of these conditions. It makes sure everything is lined up properly so that the nervous system can identify that there is a communication issue and heal appropriately.

colic, sleep issues, nursing difficulties, torticollis or abnormal neck positioning, and even constipation.

Webster Certified by the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, Thompson drop, Full Spine, Sacro-occipital Technique

It makes sure everything is lined up properly so that the nervous system can identify that there is a communication issue and heal appropriately.

There is no time like the present!  We tailor each visit according to your specific needs at every stage of your pregnancy.  Chiropractic has been shown to be safe and effective before, during, and after your pregnancy.  Oftentimes, Moms find that starting earlier is better than waiting until issues arise.  Preventing the aches, pains, alignment, and functional issues starts with catching them before they start!

We adjust babies very soon after birth. Once you and your baby have been released by the hospital, birthing center, and/or healthcare provider, we can set up a visit to do an examination on your baby.

Of course, every situation is different but we typically see patient shortly after giving birth. Give us a call and we can try to determine when is most appropriate to be seen at the office. You might be surprised how soon after birth you can be gently adjusted!

Just like we say it’s never to early to get adjusted, we also say it’s never too late! We accept Moms during all stages of their pregnancy journey!

It is important to note that chiropractic does NOT cure fertility problems. We don’t aim to specifically treat the issues causing fertility. We work to regulate the nervous system, specifically the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) in this case. The ANS regulates heart rate, digestion, respiratory rate, and its proper function is important to fertility among other things. It’s the director behind the fight or flight we always hear about. When we are in constant stress or fight or flight, our bodies are too busy trying to help us manage the stress and isn’t necessarily worried about improving your chances to get pregnant. Based on several case studies and published research, chiropractic can not only just improve the way your spine moves, but also improve the way your nervous system functions. When the nervous system is no longer in fight or flight, it can communicate the best way possible and in theory, improve your chances of getting pregnant. Studies show that a calm ANS can normalize the menstrual cycle, improve hormone function, and decrease the stress response in the body, making it the ideal environment for reproduction.

Oh, that pregnancy waddle! When the bones of the pelvis are misaligned during pregnancy, the muscles and ligaments that attach to those bones can have a hard time doing their jobs. Being properly aligned may help reduce that waddle we may experience during pregnancy.

Round ligament pain is a common complaint during pregnancy. While Round Ligament pain is considered common and normal, it indicates tension in the area and imbalance in the suspensory ligaments of the uterus. Round Ligament pain can be severe enough to limit walking and other exercise, it can cause significant pain when trying to roll over in bed and stand up, and can be associated with other common, but treatable pregnancy complaints such as Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction, Low Back Pain, and Sciatica. Round Ligament might indicate abnormal stress or tension on the uterus. By making sure there is balance between the structures in and around the Round Ligaments, the pain and inflammation can be reduced and, in some cases, eliminated.

Studies have shown that patients that undergo regular chiropractic care during most of their pregnancy have seen a reduction in labor times, interventions, and birth injury.

Every body requires a different care plan and a different adjustment because every body is unique, has had its own history, and has specific needs. Each care plan will depend on a case-by-case basis as well as the goals you have for your body. Please feel free to discuss with Dr. Kristin any concerns you may have regarding a care plan. We believe that open dialog in a non-judgmental environment is most important in helping you achieve the goals you have for your body.

It is VERY important to note that chiropractors do NOT turn breech babies head down. The Webster Technique is a specific chiropractic sacral analysis and diversified adjustment. The goal of the adjustment is to reduce the effects of sacral subluxation/ SI joint dysfunction. In doing so, neuro-biomechanical function in the pelvis is facilitated.


Sacral subluxation may contribute to difficult labor for the mother (i.e., dystocia), caused by inadequate uterine function, pelvic contraction, and baby mal-presentation. Correction of sacral subluxation may have a positive effect on all of these causes of dystocia.

Ready to Book Your Next Appointment?

Returning patient? You can schedule online. Just click below! New patient? Call or text us at (985) 774-9303 and we’ll be happy to schedule you.

Client Testimonials

Best chiropractor on the north shore! Great bedside manners, staff is very personable, friendly and greets you with a smile. My appointments are every 2-3 weeks and I always leave feeling amazing.
Michelle Huynh
Michelle Huynh
22:46 03 Aug 22
My niece hurt her arm while we were in town visiting family. Dr. Smith had us come in and examine her. She was gentle, and very detailed in explaining what she thought was going on. We went for an x-ray just to confirm. Let's just say, she was back to normal before we got home.
Elyse Lannom
Elyse Lannom
21:45 21 Jul 22
Dr. Kristin treats atleast 5 people in my family. My daughter swears by her for everything.
Maw T
Maw T
20:59 15 Jul 22
Dr. Smit is wonderful!
Nicole Jolley
Nicole Jolley
20:56 15 Jul 22
Dr Kristin Smith at Life Care Family Wellness and Chiropractic has changed my life. I am a lifelong migraine sufferer whose quality of life has always been effected by neck and headache pain. I've seen many doctors and two other chiropractors who put bandaids on my problems. After finding Dr Kristin through a friend several years ago, she gently adjusted and worked on me and after a week, I felt totally different. I've gone at least every two weeks since and I've only had one migraine in 3 years. I could probably go less, but I ride horses and the jarring puts me out of line. Seeing Dr Kristin regularly keeps this over 50 lady feeling great all over and allows me to keep up my active lifestyle. I can honestly say that Dr Kristin is the most important part of my healthcare team! I am blessed to have her.
angie jean
angie jean
17:54 15 Jul 22
WE LOVE DR. KRISTEN!! 3 of my 6 kids and myself see her. She is the sweetest most caring person. She always remembers little details about things you share with her and that shows she really pays attention when you're talking. One of my twins was getting sick all the time so I finally took him to see her. She not only adjusted him but suggested some supplements I could give him to boost his immune system. He's doing great now. Plus, I have never felt better myself and notice I don't get migraines as often as I used since seeing her.
Melissa Bergeron
Melissa Bergeron
16:15 28 Mar 22
OLIVIA BERGERON
OLIVIA BERGERON
21:31 24 Mar 22
Dr. Kristin Smith is a phenomenal chiropractor. She is so personable & certainly makes you feel like part of the family. She is always quick to fit you in for an adjustment any time you need it. She’s very responsive & will answer any question you have in a timely manner. We have had such an amazing experience with Life Care Family Wellness, from visiting throughout my pregnancy, to postpartum, to my husband and our baby being adjusted.
Jon & Syd
Jon & Syd
20:20 24 Mar 22
I have been going to Dr. Kristin Smith for years! She has helped me with my lower back pain, migraines and so much more! I can not recommend her enough. She treated me before my pregnancy, during my pregnancy and after.Before I was pregnant I would visit Dr. Smith at her Slidell office for routine maintenance. I would basically visit every time my neck was stiff or my back would go out. I never thought about needing chiropractic care when I was pregnant until I started experiencing ligament pain. These pains would get so bad, it was hard to walk. After belly bands and other things would not work I called Dr. Smith begging for relief! Within one or two visits I was back on my feet.Not only has she helped me, she has also helped my daughter. Playing the formula game with an infant was not fun. Her sleep was off, her belly full of gas and this momma was done! One day I was getting adjusted and she said, let me take a look. Let’s just say, from that moment on we made sure to get in atleast once a month. Dr. Kristin Smith is truly a wealth of knowledge that cares about her patients. Everyone I have sent there usually calls me and says something they’ve learned from her. I can’t recommend her enough. She truly is Slidell, La best chiropractor!
Marlana Turner
Marlana Turner
02:10 08 Mar 22
My son is 6 and has always had a problem wetting the bed at night. I had talked about getting him several times with Kristin. Well we finally did and this is his second night of no bed wetting. I cannot tell y’all how excited he is. Kristin said his sacral really needed adjustment. She’s the best guys.
Heather Willard
Heather Willard
15:51 04 Mar 22
I'm not sure if it's the doctor (in this case Kristen) or maybe it's just because she's a chiropractor. I'm not sure but you know you've found the right doctor when it feels (pardon the pun) like you're visiting family. Well, not the in-laws. Maybe friends would be a better description.From the first visit that my wife and I had, to even the kids it's been great. The front office secretary is amazing. The customer service is top notch. She remembers names, kids, places you've vacationed too, goals etc. This is who you need as the first face people see when coming into a doctors office.I haven't had any experiences with the other doctors, but they do at least acknowledge you when they enter the waiting room. Which by the way is never really long. Longest wait was maybe 15 min. And that's only because my whole family (5 of us) was going in to get adjusted.Doc Kristen makes you feel at home, never really seems rushed, she's always looking for feedback as to your condition what works what doesn't. She never forces the crack unlike 2 other chiropractors I've seen....there's no "wing dinger"! (YouTube that Apparently you can make a mess doing that)She's amazing it's just plain and simple. She seems to truly care about her patients. We've been seeing her for a couple of years now. She'll straighten you out!
J. Lewis
J. Lewis
20:39 09 Aug 21
Very friendly and understanding. Extremely knowledgeable and personable. She's very good at what she does.
Dang Dawng
Dang Dawng
17:01 03 Sep 20
Best chiropractor and doctor I have ever been to. So extremely helpful and good at what she does. Really listens to her patients and spends her time getting to know you and what you need help with. Works on my entire family and we all adore her. Very lucky to have her as a doctor.
Sarah Reed
Sarah Reed
02:13 20 Aug 20
If I could give Dr. Smith and her staff a 10 star rating, I would.I first visited Dr. Smith due to pregnancy pains.She took the time out to get to know me and ask questions about where my pains were located, how severe they were, what triggered them, and how long I had been having them for.She is super knowledgeable and gives in-depth details about why certain pains may be occurring and is never bothered by all of my questions.After my second adjustment, I felt a huge difference and continued seeing her for weekly appointments.Needless to say, I was able to give birth to my baby naturally with no pain medication and I give all credit to Dr. Smith for aligning my body and making labor and delivery smooth sailing!!I recommend anyone, pregnant or not to see her as she will make your body feel more mobile and symmetrical.My newborn is now a new patient of hers and I look forward to all the benefits chiropractic care will provide for my baby.Thanks again Dr. Smith and staff!! You are always the highlight of my week!!!
Nicole Paz
Nicole Paz
01:57 11 Aug 20
The absolute best! I have not known any other chiropractor who cares for her patient as much as she does. If I have questions regarding my special needs son's health issues, I know I can always send her a message and she takes the time to answer and would even ask her colleagues if she is not sure about it. We live an hour away and will brave through New Orleans traffic just to see her.
Doublet Family Channel
Doublet Family Channel
20:51 07 Apr 20
Great experience very welcoming look forward to continuing business!
JoJo Wink
JoJo Wink
15:29 25 Oct 19
Kristin Smith
Kristin Smith
19:47 13 Feb 19
Nathan Pierce
Nathan Pierce
23:33 28 Apr 18
As a chiropractor myself, my body takes a beating while I take care of others. Dr. Smith keeps my back and neck in check! Thanks, Doc!
Adam Roussel
Adam Roussel
01:36 28 Jun 16
Kerry Williams
Kerry Williams
15:26 30 Mar 16
Dr. Smith is very knowledgable and professional. She has impressed me with her caring heart and skill as a chiropractor.
Dr. Kent Vanderslice
Dr. Kent Vanderslice
18:16 22 Mar 16
You'd be hard pressed to find a more caring, holistic person with such skill! Dr. Smith is amazing! She is well educated on different chiropractic styles and can easily customize to your needs. Due to 2 slipped discs in my neck I could barely turn my head to see around me. My arms constantly went numbed due to one disc pressing on a nerve. After a few visits with Dr. Smith, I could almost look behind me and the frequent numbing of my arms stopped. The best part is I could bring my three kids to the visits. In fact she also works with my 8 year old son, who's hips caused his feet to point inward, which had him often tripping over his own feet. He is doing so much better under her care. A good chiropractor is hard to find, a great one impossible. She is the impossible. I can't recommend her enough.
Christinia Pierce
Christinia Pierce
15:12 04 Jan 16
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