Family Chiropractic Care2020-11-25T10:51:42-05:00

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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