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Pediatric Care (Children and Teens)

Dr. Mandi McCoy

(Prenatal & Pediatric Chiropractic Specialist)

Pediatric Chiropractic Specialist:
When to bring in your child?
 

Healthy children do not experience recurring headaches, aches and pains and are not prone to sickness. If your child is not glowing with health, we can help! If you child is going through a growth spurt, that is a good time to bring them in to check their spine, to make sure it is growing straight (and not developing a scoliosis).

Children Conditions Treated: 

  • Headaches
  • Sinus infections
  • Ear infections
  • Acid reflux
  • Growing pains
  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • Stiff neck
  • Low back pain
  • General muscle and joint pain and imbalances
  • Growing pain
  • W-sitting
  • Bowlegged (Venu Varus)
  • Knock-kneed (Venu Valgum)
  • Flat feet
  • Scoliosis
  • Sports injuries
  •  After injuries like a fall 
  • Post trauma
    •  Children can get whiplash too

to schedule an appointment for your child.


Growing Pains

Growing pains can be a sign that your child is deficient in Calcium, Magnesium or Vitamin D. When choosing a supplement for your child, make sure it is natural and not synthetically made, as their can be negative health consequences of taking a synthetic version of a supplement. Make sure your child's calcium supplement is not Calcium Carbonate but Calcium Citrate. Calcium Carbonate can lead to kidney stones, gall stones and hardening of the arteries.  If you are interesting in seeing brands we trust, visit https://us.fullscript.com/welcome/drummond

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We have a "Favorite List" that you can explore, making finding reliable supplements easier without having to scroll through thousands of options. Fullscript is a reputable company, so when you order your supplements through them, you know you are getting the supplement from the manufacturer, versus foreign (and questionable) locations. When buying a multivitamin for your child, make sure the Vitamin E is the D-alpha-tocopherol form and not the DL-alpha-tocopherol form. A way to remember this is to say the "L" in "DL" stands for LIAR. The L version of Vitamin E can actually block the good L version from entering the body, making it worse to take the DL supplement than to take nothing at all.  

When to bring in your teenager?

preventing text neck

To keep your teeth healthy, it's good to see a dentist twice a year. Same goes with the health of your spine. Have a chiropractor keep it flexible and advice you on how to keep it strong. Today, teenagers are sitting too much, looking down at the cell phones. We are seeing degenerative changes in the spine and younger ages than ever before. We can show your teenager how to best stretch and exercise to keep their spine well for years to come. It is best to develop these good habits now. Their future selves will thank them.


Dr McCoy Chiropractic sports specialists

Dr. Mandi is our pediatric specialist, but if your child is a teenager, and is involved in any sport, have them evaluated by Dr. McCoy. He is our sports specialists. Your teenager can take advantage of seeing a chiropractor trained to treat elite athletes. Any athlete will perform better with looser and stronger joints. See how Dr. McCoy can help your young athlete be the best athlete they can be.

release your weight

If your teenager is over weight, we can help educate them on wellness. Diets don't work. Yes, diets will help them temporarily loose weight, but at the risk of gaining even more weight once they go off the diet. Plus, you want your child to strive to be healthy, not on being "skinny". 

BMI is old school and not an indication on how healthy you are. Muscle weighs more than fat, so if your teenager is developing thicker muscles, they will gain weight, but this is a good weight gain. This is why we don't focus on weight, but on strength and flexibility. We don't calorie count, but focus on eating healthy foods, and avoiding processed foods.  It is better to learn how to eat well, and develop good eating habits while they are young, so they don't struggle the rest of their life with body issues. 

To learn more, check out our book: Release Your Weight

Teenager Conditions Treated: 

  • Headaches
  • Acid reflux
  • Growing pains
  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • Stiff neck
  • Low back pain
  • General muscle and joint pain and imbalances
  • Growing pain
  • Bowlegged (Venu Varus)
  • Knock-kneed (Venu Valgum)
  • Knee pain
    • Osgood-Schlatter disease
  • Flat feet
  • Scoliosis
  • Sinus infections
  • Ear infections
  • Sports injuries
  •  After injuries like a fall 
  • Post trauma
    •  Teenagers can get whiplash too


whiplash

Whiplash and Teenagers

Many teenagers report that they "feel fine" after a car crash. Just because they are asymptomatic, does not been they are well. Have them checked out by a chiropractor. 

Make sure their range of motion of their spine is not impaired, which can lead to early degenerative processes down the road.  

Teenagers generally respond quickly to chiropractic. Even if they are experiencing whiplash, they generally heal more quickly than their adult counter parts. 

Have peace of mind. Bring your teenager in for an evaluation if they have been involved in a car crash.

to schedule an appointment for your teenager.


Drummond Chiropractic, LLC
Our Pediatric Chiropractic Specialist is Dr. Mandi McCoy

She is the best chiropractor on our team for your child.
565 North Walnut Street,
Bloomington, IN 47404
(812)336-2423


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565 North Walnut Street | Bloomington, IN 47404

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Monday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-4:30 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-4:30 pm

Saturday:

12:00 pm-3:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed