If you’re looking for the best pediatric chiropractor in SC, you’ve come to the right place. Upstate Spine & Sport provides first-class treatment to all of our patients, and we love working with infants, toddlers, children, and teenagers.
Why Chiropractic Care for Infants & Children?
It may be difficult to imagine that a child would need chiropractic care since they don’t complain of pain the way adults do. The reality is that children’s bodies are under a lot of stress while they are in a state of development and keeping them healthy requires maintenance and guidance.
Stress and trauma to the body and spine begin with the birthing process. Infant’s spines can easily become restricted and misaligned from the intense pressure involved in both natural and Cesarean births. Other than crying, they have no way of communicating their pain.
Throughout infancy they may sleep in awkward positions, and occasionally take a tumble. As children, they grow into toddlers who strain, twist, and fall, while learning to crawl and walk. Kids are very resilient and can take a lot of impact, but it is common for these injuries to develop into patterns of movement that can create challenges down the road.
How Can I Tell if My Child Needs Chiropractic Care?
- Infantile Colic
- Allergies and Sinus issues
- Bed Wetting
- Constipation and Digestive Issues
- Ear Infections
- TMJ Syndrome
- Developmental milestones – my baby is walking early? My baby is not showing signs of walking or crawling?
- Joint Pain
- Decreased Movement
- Latching Syndromes
As kids grow up in this modern world, they may develop bad posture. We are not built to sit in front of a computer or TV – which can have serious repercussions on biomechanics, hip development, and overall spinal function.
Playing contact sports, wearing heavy backpacks (typically the wrong way), and even sitting in desks can cause issues.
As teenagers, they begin to deal with the stress of more daily responsibilities and continual technological ergonomic challenges.
At Upstate Spine & Sport, we take pride in using evidence based non-surgical therapies with all of our patients. This is no different with children. There is a reason our number one referral source for children patients is local pediatricians.
We communicate with your healthcare team to best serve your child for a successful outcome. If we do not think we can help your child, we refer you to the right clinician to solve the issue.
Our Approach to Chiropractic with Kids
We utilize many techniques, but a pillar of our care is a system called Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization, which audits key developmental movement milestones and proper strength and mobility patterning in the first year of life.
Our chiropractor checks primitive reflexes, proper movements and range of motion, and educates parents on the latest research on proper biomechanical development.
Have questions about proper tummy time, the latest carrier, or what you’ve heard on avoiding positions like W-sitting? We are here to help and are often called more than “just a chiropractor” here in Greenville SC.
Dr. Tanner Garey - Pediatric Chiropractor in Greenville
Dr. Tanner Garey is a chiropractor in Greenville, SC who specializes in treating musculoskeletal issues, pregnancy, newborns and infants, and sports injuries. She is passionate about helping her patients enjoy a pain-free and active life.
Dr. Garey has a special interest in working with infants and children and has extensive training to help kids of all ages. Dr. Garey’s treatments are individualized based on your needs in order to make each patient a healthier individual.
In her free time, Dr. Garey enjoys exploring Greenville, running the Swamp Rabbit Trail, and hiking. She loves to travel and visit new places. Coming from a small town and family, becoming part of the community is very important – Dr. Garey is excited to call Greenville SC her new home!
Dr. David Jolson - Adolescent Chiropractor in Greenville
Dr. David Jolson is focused on the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries, quickly relieving pain, and teaching his patients how to prevent future issues. Dr. Jolson has a unique background, combining principles from the medical profession, chiropractic, physical therapy, and sports performance.
Within pediatrics, Dr. Jolson’s expertise is working with adolescents typically over the age of 10. He specializes in decreasing pain, posture work, and sport-specific treatments particularly with golf, tennis, running, soccer, basketball, baseball, and more.
Dr. Jolson is the chiropractor for the Greenville Triumph, Furman University Paladins, Hincapie Racing Team, PGA Tour pros like Bill Haas and Ben Martin, and consultant for the Greenville Drive.