Family Chiropractic Care2020-10-01T09:32:34-04:00

Family Chiropractic Care

Wondering if your child could benefit from chiropractic care?

Pediatric Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care for kids isn’t so much about healing chronic pain, as it is about dealing with misalignments ranging from birthing to everyday bumps and tumbles, chronic illnesses, and more.
Chiropractic for kids is gentle and effective without being invasive. Listen now to hear how Dr. Shauna Mazique approaches chiropractic for kids in practice at Atlantic Coast Physical Medicine in Summerville, SC.
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Chiropractic Care For Children & Families

Did you know that children can receive chiropractic care? According to a 2010 National Board of Chiropractic Examiner’s practice analysis roughly 17% of chiropractic patients were under 18 years old, with 9.4% being 6-17 years old and nearly 7.7% being 5 years old or younger. Chiropractic care helps ensure your child’s growing body is functioning at its best. It accomplishes this by making sure the nervous system is working at its best. As your child grows and develops an optimally functioning nervous system is vital. Your child’s nervous system, comprised of the brain, spinal cord, and nerves controls and coordinates all of the body’s functions.

Parents of chiropractic patients have reported seeing improvement in their child’s:

  • Immune function

  • Sleep

  • Quality of life

  • Colic

  • Headaches

  • Torticollis

  • Behavior

Improve Mobility

When spinal bones misalign they can interfere with the communication between the body and brain, disrupting normal function. Spinal misalignments occur in infants, children, and adults. The first time spinal misalignments can occur is during the birth process. They can occur from childhood bumps and bruises, toxins, and from mental/emotional stress. Not only do spinal misalignment impact the brain’s ability to properly communicate with the body, they also cause muscles to tighten, loss of range of motion, and otherwise limit the body’s ability to move optimally.

Health Benefits of Chiropractic Care

During the examination, our chiropractors will thoroughly assess your child’s spine for spinal misalignments. After the examination the chiropractor will perform a gentle, specific chiropractic adjustment using either her/his hands or a small instrument. The adjustment restores the spinal bone to its proper position, restoring range of motion and removing interference in the brain’s ability to communicate with the body.

Our chiropractors are ready to serve the kids of Summerville using the highest quality chiropractic care. Contact us today for a consultation for you and your child!

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(843) 486-0999
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What is chiropractic?2019-01-02T00:50:44-05:00

Chiropractic care is the leading noninvasive approach to treating chronic spinal conditions, such as misalignments, injuries, and other musculoskeletal disorders, mainly through their connection to the nervous system.

At Atlantic Coast Physical Medicine, your practitioner uses their hands to manually realign your spine or joints in other parts of your body. Chiropractic care is a drug-free practice which focuses on teaching you therapeutic exercises and stretches so that you can include them in your daily routine.

What conditions can chiropractic care address?2019-01-02T00:51:09-05:00

The Atlantic Coast Physical Medicine team are experts in treating any part of the body, from the most simple joint conditions to highly complex nervous system complications. Some of these conditions include:

  • Neck and back pain
  • Joint pain
  • Headaches
  • Whiplash
  • Herniated discs
  • Spinal misalignment
  • Sciatica
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Osteoarthritis
What happens during a chiropractic appointment?2019-01-03T23:22:24-05:00

During your chiropractic visit at Atlantic Coast Physical Medicine, your practitioner first identifies where your pain is located and discusses your overall well-being and lifestyle.

Your practitioner then assesses the condition of your spine and guides you through a series of exercises to determine your range of motion and pain level. From there, your practitioner can recommend various chiropractic treatments based on your individual needs.

At Atlantic Coast Physical Medicine, the method of choice is structural chiropractic care, which focuses on targeting the root of the misalignment, not necessarily targeting the misalignment itself.

Your practitioner may also perform the Thompson Drop Table technique, which requires an adjusting table with a pneumatically driven drop system. When your practitioner performs an adjustment, the table quickly lowers the section of the body corresponding to the spinal region being adjusted.

Adjustments are quick, specific movements that position your vertebrae into the correct alignment, releasing tension on your muscles and connective tissue.

The team at Atlantic Coast Physical Medicine work collaboratively to understand the complexities of your spinal system. This means that you’ll speak with multiple team members and get various opinions so you can together make the decision that’s the most relevant to your needs.

What are the benefits of chiropractics?2019-01-02T00:52:53-05:00

Chiropractic care is a safe and drug-free treatment. Generally speaking, you’ll start feeling better almost immediately after the adjustment is made — and you’ll probably want to come back for more.

How is chiropractic care beneficial to my child?2020-01-28T09:57:51-05:00

Much like adults, children are also susceptible to having headaches,and it may also be contributing to concentration issues.  Proper alignment and function of the spine can help reduce these headaches with the use of proper Chiropractic care.

Chiropractic treatments have also been known to help reduce effects of asthma as proper spinal alignment can improve functional breathing.  This therein can help improve a child’s immune system (along with proper nutrition, of course). When nerve pathways are relieved by compression, your immune system is in turn made stronger.

What will my child think of seeing a chiropractor?2020-01-28T10:05:35-05:00

Not only are parents able to accompany the entire appointment, you can also reassure them there will be no needles and no pain. There may be pressure, but no pain. Chiropractic care has the potential to improve their life experience and overall health.

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Meet Our Providers


Integrative Physical Medicine & Aesthetics
Dr. Shauna Mazique, DC
Chiropractic Physician
Integrative Physical Medicine & Aesthetics
Dr. David McDonnell, DC
Chiropractic Physician
Integrative Physical Medicine & Aesthetics
Dr. Heather Lambert, DC
Chiropractic Physician

Commonly Accepted Medical Insurances

Atlantic Coast Physical Medicine accepts a variety of major insurance plans. For specific insurance plan inquiries, please contact our office.

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I started care because I had inside knee pain, and bone to bone on both inside knees. I had experienced these problems for 5 years. At its worse I had limited movement, I did not like even taking walks. I tried Cortizone shots, which lasted 9-10 months then had to do it again and again. The progress that I have made is that I’m now taking up to 2 walks a day. I have a lot less pain, and am not as grumpy. Great staff, they get you in as quick as possible, make your visit as positive as possible.

Jeff Wild

I started care because my shoulder has been hurting and wanted to get better and wanted my hand to get better. I had been experiencing these problems for 2 years. I had a stroke on the left side of my arm. These issues affected my life by having to work around the house with one arm. It put a stop to things I used to do with two arms. I had tried injections on my arm and lower back and physical therapy. I have noticed more strength and ability to move arm and shoulders up more than ever since starting care. The benefits that I have experienced is that I can work around the house more. I like everyone. They work as a team.

Donna Cannady

The reason that we began care is Torticollis and a flat spot on his head. We noticed the issue when he was a couple of weeks old. He developed a flat spot on his head and couldn’t turn his head in both directions. We didn’t try a helmet and wanted to avoid on. We also tried manually turning his head but it didn’t stretch enough. Since starting care, we have noticed that his head has rounded out and can turn head in both ways. He is now a great walker and has improved in general health. We love Dr. Mazique and fully recommend infant chiropractic care.

Jasper Poe (and Mom)

I came in for neck pain and neuropathy issues. I’ve experienced these symptoms for about 40 years. At the worst times, I couldn’t tie my shoes, didn’t want to get out of bed, and would sleep in a recliner if it was bad. Before coming here, I’ve had surgeries and steroid shots. The steroids didn’t last long. I have noticed that my neck pain has eased up since starting care. My right knee has improved. Supartz has helped a lot. The neuropathy in my knees has improved tremendously. I’ve been able to do things like mowing a lot. Much better without pain. The environment and staff have been great. They help me through a lot.

Kenneth Church

I started care for sciatic nerve pain down my left leg that was excruciating. I had trouble walking and sleeping. Before coming here, I had symptoms for about a week or so. At its worst, I was in agony. Very little sleep and I couldn’t function normally. I tried heat, cold packs, and stretching with little results. I now can do most everything since beginning care at the office. Still having trouble going up the stairs. I have noticed that the stretches have tightened my muscles. I feel so much better. Due to my being a Stage 4 metastatic cancer patience, the office staff has made every effort to be careful with the movements and chiropractic care.

Ina Stevens

I began care because I was experiencing a lot of body pains. I have had these problems since middle school. At its worst, it was terrible. I couldn’t sleep or move sometimes. I did try working out, but it only helped with some pains. The progress that I have made since beginning treatment at the office was that I noticed a lot more comfort at night. I can sleep better at night. Workouts are easier. The whole crew here is AMAZING! Anissa, Saune, Ben, Dave, and Kim are some of the most welcoming people – always have smiles and make each visit feel like home.

Jordyn Walls