Pediatric Chiropractic Care

For those seeking pediatric chiropractic care in the St. Petersburg area, look no further than Happy Healthy Spine. Dr. Shannon Whitlock enjoys working with families as they grow over time! If you are unfamiliar with this holistic method or its benefits, we are here to help you understand.

Parents Want To Know: FAQs

We know that parents in the Tampa Bay area only want the best for their kids. But if something is new to you, it can be intimidating to get started. That’s why our chiropractor takes the time to answer your questions and educate you throughout the process. Here are some common inquiries about pediatric chiropractic care.


What Are the Benefits?

At our practice in St. Petersburg, we understand that when the body isn’t in optimal shape, it affects every aspect of life. From your ability to participate in daily activities to attitude and outlook, discomfort takes its toll. Instead of ignoring the issue or using prescription drugs as a crutch, choose to work with our chiropractor. Correcting spinal misalignments can:

    • Reduce spinal nerve stress
    • Stronger immune system function
    • Encourage nerve and brain development
    • Improve emotional stability
    • Lead to fewer injuries
    • Promote better sleep

Pediatric chiropractic care offers safe, natural wellness benefits. It also assists with preventing lifelong chemical, emotional, and physical stresses one may encounter in and around St. Petersburg. We can assist with navigating secondary conditions like breastfeeding challenges, reflux, digestive problems, ADHD, recurring sickness, and more.

In the face of these fantastic foundational health advantages, remember that our program is not one-size-fits-all. Your children’s benefits will be as unique as the adjustments that our chiropractor makes, whether your little one has colic, reflux or an ear infection. No matter what ‘growing pains’ are showing up, pediatric chiropractic care helps your family members feel better and prevents additional stresses.  

Is Pediatric Chiropractic Care Safe?

We know that your child’s safety is among your highest priorities in St. Petersburg, and you can count on our staff to provide a safe, holistic health program. Not only can we speak to your concerns, but the ICPA (International Chiropractic Pediatric Association) has conducted research that shows the safety and efficacy of adjusting newborns, infants, toddlers and beyond. Our staff wants you to feel comfortable, so we welcome your questions.


Is It Uncomfortable?

Your child’s symptoms might be uncomfortable for them but the adjustments they receive at our office will not be. Dr. Shannon Whitlock has extra training in pediatric chiropractic care which involves adjustments that are gentle, safe and specific to children. Some little ones are uncertain at first because it’s a new experience. Our chiropractor invites your to be part of the process and helps everyone in attendance feel relaxed at the St. Petersburg office. When you make an appointment, you’ll discover how much fun we make wellness at Happy Healthy Spine!

How Soon Should We Start?

The short answer is that we want to start working with your children as early as possible. Ideally, our pregnancy chiropractor works with the mother before she gives birth. That way, follow-up appointments are focused on postpartum management and newborn wellness. If you have given birth already or have toddler ages and up, we want you to know that any time is a good time to begin pediatric chiropractic care!

After all, children experience trauma and microtraumas over time, often starting as early as in utero or during their trip through the birth canal. If the vertebrae get subluxated, pressure is placed on spinal nerves and reduces their body’s ability to function as it should. Symptoms of unseen injuries may not surface for a number of years but damage to the nervous system can lead to a lifetime of issues. That’s why we encourage families in St. Petersburg to begin care as early as possible. You can’t prevent every slip and fall, but you can choose a natural and proactive method that promotes holistic healing.

Pediatric Chiropractic Care at Happy Healthy Spine

Adjustments are safe and improve your kid’s immune system function. That can mean fewer ear infections, sounder sleep, regular bowel movements, and more. By increasing healing potential, your little ones have a greater ability to fight infection in St. Petersburg. At our facility, Webster Certified chiropractor, Dr. Shannon Whitlock, provides a comprehensive, holistic health program.

She has additional training and expertise in the care of pregnant women and children, which she uses to improve the quality of life in pregnant women and children. She has close working relationships with obstetricians, midwives, doulas, pediatricians, and other professionals throughout the Tampa Bay area. We make it easy to understand, and we make appointments fun, so follow-through isn’t a problem. Check out the ICPA’s Parent Portal for great information and call 727-767-0564 today to schedule an appointment.

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