How Can Chiropractic Care Boost the Immune System?

If you’ve noticed that you’re often sick, feel fatigued or have other nagging symptoms you can’t figure out, it may mean your immune system is weakened. If you’re wondering how chiropractic care can boost your immune system, you’ve come to the right place!

Before seeing how chiropractic care can boost the immune system, let’s first have a look at how your immune system functions to keep you healthy.

What is the importance of a healthy immune system?

A strong immune system is essential for a healthy life. It allows the body to release antibodies quickly and effectively when it perceives a threat. In a body in which the immune system is functioning at its peak, most bacteria and viruses can be destroyed before they replicate significantly in the body. Taking care of your immune system, in turn, helps you take care of your entire body. But, if the system gets compromised, you might end up becoming sick. That’s why you should strive to boost and maintain your immune system.

Some of the benefits of a healthy immune system are:

  • Feeling Healthy
  • Wounds Heal Fast
  • Less Fatigue
  • Fewer Infections

 These benefits are for adults and children alike! 

How chiropractic care can support your immune system?

When people think of chiropractic care, they imagine patients suffering from back pain or neck pain. Chiropractic care certainly helps with those issues but can benefit your health in so many additional ways. Regular chiropractic adjustments improve the overall health and wellness of patients, including the immune system.

When your spine is misaligned, it disrupts the connections travelling between the nervous system to all of the other body systems. When this is corrected using chiropractic care, the nervous system is able to restore these critical connections. And, when your nervous system is functioning properly, you are able to increase the number of immune cells and their response rate to ensure you are able to fight off any infection you may encounter.

What are some other tips to strengthen your immune system apart from chiropractic care?

Your first line of defense is to choose a healthy lifestyle. There are some things you can add to your normal routine to give your immune system a little boost:

  • Get enough sleep: Getting adequate rest may strengthen your natural immunity. It’s a natural reboot to your system. Inadequate sleep may increase your risk of getting sick. 
  • Stay hydrated: Water plays many important roles in your body, including supporting your immune system.
  • Exercise regularly; Regular exercise is one of the pillars of healthy living. Mild to moderate exercise helps boost your immune system.  It promotes good blood circulation, which helps your immune system do its job more efficiently.
  • Eat well: Eating well provides multiple nutrients that support optimal immune function.
  • Minimize stress: Stress can potentially have a secondary impact on how well your immune system functions if it leads to sleep disturbances, a tendency to eat less healthy food, reduced water intake, less frequent exercise and more.

Make these lifestyle changes today to strengthen your immune system. These habits will also help you to live a happy, healthy life.


If you’re interested in boosting your immune system function, chiropractic care is a powerful way of helping to revitalize the body. At Blossom Family Chiropractic, we aim to help you have the best chance to optimize your health and well-being. We’re here to help you boost your immune system. We would love the opportunity to help you and your family achieve optimal health.

As one of St. Petersburg’s and Orlando’s leading Pediatric and Family chiropractors, we’re always striving to provide you and your kids with the best care and experience. If you are in the Tampa, St. Pete, or Orlando area and are looking for a chiropractor for your kids, contact us to schedule an appointment to see how we can help you and your family!

How Chiropractic care can help with Sinus pressure in kids 

You know the pressure we are talking about. Sinus pressure feels like a bag of sand is sitting on your face and somehow your thoughts become foggy. Sinus problems are very uncomfortable feelings that have a negative effect on your day-to-day lifestyle. As adults, we struggle to manage the symptoms – imagine what our kiddos feel like. 

Here is everything you need to know about what causes sinus pressure in kids and how to treat it.

What causes sinus pressure?

Sinus pressure occurs when membranes around nasal passages become inflamed or swollen. When nasal passages and their tissues become irritated, mucus can build up instead of draining normally. This build-up causes swelling and often causes pain and pressure in your sinuses. Your child  could experience sinus pressure in their forehead, between their eyes, upper cheeks, or behind their eyes.

Inflammation in the sinuses can be caused by:

  • Environmental irritants – In response to airborne pollutants, your sinuses could become inflamed and begin overproducing mucus creating that feeling of a swollen, stuffy nose.
  • Common cold – The mucus buildup due to infections caused by bacteria or viruses can turn the common cold into a sinus infection.
  • Sinus infection – Sinusitis, also known as a sinus infection, caused by allergies could cause sinus pressure and pain.

Can children also experience sinus pressure?

Yes! In fact, children have more of a problem with recurrent infections for several reasons. One is they have an amateur immune system. The opening of the sinuses is smaller, and the amount of swelling associated with an infection is about the same, so the openings close off more frequently, which leads to recurrent sinus infections.  

The challenge is that kiddos can not always communicate that they are feeling sinus pressure and instead will show you they are uncomfortable with their behavior. It’s hard to watch your child suffer with a stuffed nose and facial pain when they have a cold or allergies and their sinuses are inflamed. Rather than waiting for this to result in painful health issues that damage their overall well-being, you should strive to seek a safe, natural solution. That’s where chiropractic care comes in.

How chiropractic care helps with Sinus pressure?

The nervous system controls absolutely everything in the body, including the health of the immune system. The immune system fights off viruses and bacteria to prevent illnesses, as well as helps us heal quickly from any damage that does occur. Poor communication within your child’s nervous system – as a result of spinal misalignments –  leads to poor immune system health. 

Pediatric chiropractic adjustments aim to reduce spinal misalignments, which increases communication between the brain and body! This repaired communication gives your child’s body the tools it needs to properly fight an infection when it appears. 

From a preventative standpoint, we know that children who are regularly adjusted have more efficient draining within their sinuses, thus leaving less opportunity for mucus to settle to begin with. 


At Blossom Family Chiropractic, we aim to help your child to have the best chance to optimize their health and well-being. We’re here to help them with their sinus problems. 

As one of St. Petersburg’s and Orlando’s leading Pediatric chiropractors, we’re always striving to provide you and your kids with the best care and experience. If you are in the Tampa, St. Pete, or Orlando area and are looking for a chiropractor for your kid, contact us to schedule an appointment to see how we can help you and your family!

How can I tell how my nervous system is functioning? *Thermal scans*

How do you know how your nervous system in functioning?

As we know, our nervous system controls every cell, tissue, muscle, and organ system within the body. But how do you know how yours is functioning? In the same way that you use a blood test to determine your blood sugar, we TEST to objectively determine how your nervous system is working so that our doctors can provide the best care possible.

Our office uses a series of objective tests that allow us to see what is going on, and determine the frequency and length of chiropractic care needed.

The thermal scan is the first objective scan that we utilize in the office. It is a non-invasive scan that looks for inflammation or stress on the individual spinal nerves. The thermal scan identifies where the problem area occurs, and how severe the problem is. When looking at the scan, we want to see white. This indicates normal nervous system function. Green indicates a mild amount of stress on those nerves, blue indicates a moderate amount of stress, and red indicates a severe amount of stress.

We recently had a patient come in with headaches, allergies, difficulty sleeping, low energy, and anxiety. When we scanned the patient, we saw a severe amount of stress in the top portion of the neck. We explained to the patient that there was a significant amount of stress on the nerves going into C1, C2, and C3 areas. These nerves innervate the the head, eyes, ears and sinuses. When we see a severe amount of stress sustained in that area, we often see headaches and sinus/allergy issues.

In addition, this top part of the neck is also a crucial area that impacts the parasympathetic nervous system, the portion of our nervous system that controls sleep, relaxation, and healing. When we see stress locked into the upper cervical area (as shown on the thermal scan), it interferes with the parasympathetic part of our nervous system, and ramps the person into a fight or flight stressed state. When the patient is in that sympathetic state, we typically see symptoms like trouble sleeping, low energy, anxiety, and increased stress levels.

The thermal scan gives us a window into the nervous system to see exactly WHY the person is experiencing symptoms, and address the underlying root cause. These scans give us the information we need so we can restore normal nervous system function and significantly improve the person’s health.

If you are in the St. Petersburg area and looking for a chiropractor who can address the underlying root cause of your health concerns, please reach out to us at 727-498-5643.



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How does Chiropractic care help with Torticollis?

Does your baby have limited neck movement or keep their head tilted to one side? If you answered yes, your baby may have torticollis (or wryneck). This is when the child twists or tilts his or her neck to the side, angling it so the chin is turned to the other side. 

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Let’s dive deep into what infant torticollis is, what causes it, the signs and symptoms to look out for, and what can help treat torticollis.


What is Infant Torticollis and what causes it?

Being a parent, your newborn’s health is undoubtedly the top priority. You want them to grow and develop in a healthy manner. But in some cases, after birth, babies develop a head tilt. When an infant is born with its head turned to one side and has difficulty moving it to the other, this is known as infant torticollis. Torticollis can happen due to positioning in the womb or after a difficult childbirth. It can be a real pain in the neck for newborns. It is very uncomfortable for them. Babies with torticollis can have difficulties with latch or breastfeeding on one side, as it hurts the infant to turn to the other side to nurse.

The longer torticollis is left untreated, the harder and longer it takes to resolve. If left untreated, it can also lead to –


What are the symptoms of Torticollis?

If your baby has torticollis, you may notice the following signs or symptoms:

  • Tilt the head in one direction
  • Chin points the opposite way of the head tilt
  • Neck muscle tightness or stiffness
  • Swollen neck muscles
  • Decreased neck range of motion
  • The baby may show frustration when unable to turn their head
  • May develop a flat spot on their head from keeping their head in the same position when lying down
  • The trouble with breastfeeding and/or preferring one breast during feeding
  • May have a soft lump in your baby’s neck muscle

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How Does The Chiropractor Treat Torticollis?

Chiropractic care is an easy and safe way to detect and help with infant torticollis. Babies with torticollis usually experience subluxations in the upper cervical spinal area. Misalignment of the upper neck puts pressure on the nerves that innervate the muscles in the neck, which causes a limited range of motion, muscle tension, and typically a head tilt preference. This causes torticollis and can worsen with time. 

Chiropractic care focuses on reducing cervical subluxations. It helps to bring the spine into proper alignment, thus allowing the nervous system to communicate more swiftly with the body. This allows the weakened, stiff neck muscle to relax and stretch out, improving the range of motion and thus eliminating the torticollis. 

You might worry that chiropractic care will be too aggressive for your baby or that they must undergo a painful adjustment before their torticollis will disappear. But, you can rest assured, that infant chiropractic care is extremely gentle and safe.


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At Blossom Family Chiropractic, we aim to help your little one start their new life on the best note. Your baby’s comfort is our number one priority.

As one of St. Petersburg’s top Pediatric chiropractors, we’re always striving to provide you and your kids with the best care and experience. If you are in the Tampa or St. Pete area and are looking for a chiropractor, contact us to schedule an appointment to see how we can help your kiddos!


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Can chiropractic care help with Sensory Processing issues?

 Have you noticed your child seems extra clumsy? Do they freak out about certain clothes? Do they react negatively to loud noise and bright lights? It’s not unusual for your child to be sensitive from time to time, but if these behaviors impact your child’s life at home, school and the world, your child may exhibit signs of sensory processing disorder (SPD). You may be wondering, what is SPD, how to identify it and if there is any way to manage it. Here is what you need to know about SPD.


What is sensory processing disorder?

Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) in simple terms is a misinterpretation of sensory information. Sensory information includes things you see, hear, smell, taste, or touch. SPD can affect all of your senses, or just one. Children with sensory disorders are incapable of processing, integrating, coordinating, and adapting to their sensory environment optimally. Many children with sensory processing disorders can become overwhelmed, anxious, and stressed.

Living with SPD can be hard. Parents of children with SPD can feel alone. They may avoid taking their child out in public to avoid sensory overload. Parents may also feel like they need to make excuses for their child’s behavior. The parents may be in a constant battle to figure out how to help their children in settings that change daily. 


What can you look for to know if your child has a Sensory Processing Disorder?

Symptoms of sensory processing disorder are hard to identify because they are so diverse. They can range from hypersensitivity or being overly sensitive to sounds, textures, tastes, smells, sights, and feelings. 

Here are a few common symptoms to look out for:

  •   Dislikes foods with certain textures 
  •   Is clumsy or constantly bumps into walls or objects
  •   Is constantly in motion
  •   Running away from things they do not like
  •   Difficulty transitioning from one activity to another
  •   Not handling things such as loud noises, being dirty, getting wet, wearing structured clothing, bright light, crowded spaces, walking barefoot
  •   Often struggles with speech
  •   Is excessively cautious and afraid to try new things
  •   Difficulty learning new things

Having these symptoms can make a child feel different from his peers, which may lead to social isolation, frustration, tantrums, and other behavior problems.


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How does Chiropractic Help Sensory Processing Disorder?

Children with SPD have a difficult time adapting to the environment. The nervous system is what controls how we process our environment. Its function is to respond and adapt to internal and external environments. Any stress in the nervous system hinders the processing and flow of information.

When a child is overly stressed, their body remains in a fight/flight mode. If a child stays in fight or flight mode, they can’t handle everyday stressors and they continue to be overstimulated. Chiropractic adjustments can help ease neural stress and allow  better brain and body functioning and may greatly help neurodevelopmental conditions such as SPD. As a result, children with sensory challenges are able to adapt to their world and process it better because their nervous system is able to communicate with their brains. Many sensory-challenged children enjoy the adjustments, as touch is calming and gets better input into the nervous system. 



At Blossom Family Chiropractic, our goal is to keep your kiddo’s nervous system balanced and favor “rest and digest” so that they are not fighting their way through big feelings. By measuring the difference in temperature between the two sides of the base of their skull, we’re able to get some key clues about how their nervous system is functioning.

As one of St. Petersburg’s top pediatric chiropractors, we’re always striving to provide you and your kids with the best care and experience. If you are in the Tampa or St. Pete area and are looking for a pediatric chiropractor, contact us to schedule an appointment to see how we can help your kiddos!


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How does chiropractic care help with asthma?

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Shortness of breath, wheezing, and coughing? Do you or a loved one live with these struggles? Are you familiar with this? You may be feeling the effects of asthma.

Asthma is a chronic lung disease that causes inflammation and narrowing of the airways. It can occur at any age but is more common in children. The condition causes recurring periods of symptoms that include shortness of breath, wheezing, coughing, and tightness in the chest. But what causes asthma and how can this condition be improved? Let’s dive into that.


What causes Asthma?

Chronic asthma can feel overwhelming and frustrating, particularly for children. A wide range of conditions may trigger asthma, including genetics, environmental factors, or a combination of the two.

Factors that may put you at increased risk for asthma include:

  • Environmental exposures
  • Frequent viral infections
  • Family history of asthma
  • Respiratory infections – Allergies, cold, and bronchitis.
  • Additives in some foods 
  • Stress and strong emotions
  • Physical activity
  • Certain medications
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Exposure to secondhand smoke


Asthma can be a sign that something in the body is amiss. You may be wondering what can be done to help you or your child who is suffering from asthma. It may surprise you to find out that chiropractic care can alleviate symptoms of asthma, as well as improve overall health and well-being.


How Chiropractic Care Works For Asthma

When many of you think about chiropractic care, you think of seeking a way to alleviate back or neck pain. While this is true, the goal of chiropractic care is actually to improve and maintain overall health and well-being.

Regular chiropractic care can be very effective in treating asthma. Spinal misalignment or subluxation can cause changes in the function of the respiratory system that may lead to asthma. These include airway narrowing, which prevents sufficient airflow into the lungs, as well as inflammation. 

Misalignments in the spine can cause dysfunction in the central nervous system. When these are present, nerve communication is impacted which decreases the efficiency of the immune system and bodily processes, like breathing, can break down. 

Gentle chiropractic adjustments remove these misalignments, restore nerve communication, and improve functions of your body, including the lungs, which is hugely significant for those with asthma. 


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Benefits of Chiropractic care for asthma

If you suffer from asthma, you will enjoy these main benefits of chiropractic care:

  • Reduces the frequency of attacks

Misalignments in the spine can increase the number of attacks. It is important that energy effectively flows through the nerve endings. A non-aligned spine can disrupt energy flow through the nerve endings and trigger a host of health issues. Chiropractic care can help the spine to be aligned, which will improve the function of the lungs and possibly lead to fewer asthma attacks.

  • Improved airflow

The lungs are vital for breathing, also, the diaphragm and airway play an important part. They cannot function properly if the spine is not aligned properly. Regular chiropractic adjustments help to align the spine and allow your diaphragm and airway to move as they should and create better airflow.

  • Boost the immune system

Your nervous system is linked to the body’s immune system. When the spine is not aligned, it can create stress on your body which leads to a weakened immune system and may increase the risk of asthma attacks. By aligning the spine, chiropractic care helps to improve the functioning of your immune system and makes asthma attacks less likely.



At Blossom Family Chiropractic, we aim to return your body to optimal functioning, including your ability to breathe easily.

As one of St. Petersburg’s leading chiropractors, we’re always striving to provide you and your kids with the best care and experience. If you are in the Tampa or St. Pete area and are looking for a family chiropractor, contact us to schedule an appointment to see how we can help your kiddos!


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Understanding Ear Infections in Children: Causes & Prevention

While ear infections are very common to see in children, they’re NOT normal to have! Let’s talk a little bit about why babies and kids actually develop ear infections early in life…

One of the most common reasons that ear infections occur is because of birth trauma. In 90% of cases, the stress of a vaginal or cesarian birth creates a subluxation or misalignment in the top part of the child’s neck. This misalignment places stress on the C1 nerve that innervates the tensor veli palatini muscle (the muscle surrounding the eustachian tube). When this misalignment occurs, it places stress on the nerve and impairs it’s normal function. This causes the muscle to constantly contract, and doesn’t allow for the fluid to exit or drain the ear.

When your child comes home from daycare with that new snotty nose, or is congested from the new tooth coming in, the mucous pools together like a pond and becomes a breeding ground for viruses and bacteria.

Even if the child is given an antibiotic (which only work on bacterial infections),  the antibiotic will only wipe out the bacteria, and leave the same underlying issue.  Too often, we see that since the fluid was not able to drain and was left there, the virus or bacteria will re-develop, and will lead to recurrent ear infections.

Chiropractic adjustments are the only solution to actually help the ear to drain. By taking stress off the C1 nerve, the muscle is able to open up, and allow the fluid to drain out. This not only helps the current active ear infection but also prevents future ear infections from occurring.

If you are in the St. Petersburg or Tampa area, and are looking for a natural solution to battle chronic ear infections in your child, check out the leading pediatric chiropractors at Blossom Family Chiropractic.

How Chiropractic Care Can Help with Constipation in Infants

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Stomach pains? Fussy infant? Bloated?

As a parent, anything can send you into a panic when it comes to the health of your child and that includes constipation and digestive issues too. Constipation is when it is difficult for your baby to poop or when they are not pooping as often as normal. The question is – Is it normal? No.  Is there any help? Yes!

 Is it normal for an infant to be constipated?

We all know the discomfort of bloating and constipation, children feel the same pain and discomfort. Constipation, though common in a lot of kids, is not normal and can cause many issues depending on the severity and age of the child. Regular bowel movements are essential for the health of your child. Constipation is not only hard on their digestive system but can also cause stress on the family when the baby is crying and fussy.  In these situations, the parents are often suffering just as much as the child, because of the lack of sleep and constant worry as they try to help their baby feel better.

 What are the symptoms of constipation?

If your infant is dealing with these recurring symptoms, it could be constipation.

  • Infrequent bowel movements
  • Bowel movements that appear painful or difficult to pass
  • Uncomfortable
  • Irritability
  • Change in eating and sleeping habits
  • Hard stools
  • Stomach pain and bloating
  •  Being very fussy and spitting up more often 

 These behaviors and symptoms can cause a lot of frustration for your baby and for you as parents. The good news? There is one highly successful option for infants: chiropractic care. 


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How Chiropractic care works for constipation in infants

Chiropractic care is a very important factor in aiding a child’s digestive system and can be key in getting them to have a bowel movement regularly. It will help restore normal bowel movement and ease symptoms of constipation. Misalignment in your child’s spine can put pressure on the nerves that are responsible for bowel movements. These nerves carry signals and information from the brain throughout the body.  

That being said, when these nerves are compressed, they aren’t able to get the message to the organs correctly and the digestive system can’t work the way it should which leads to constipation. 

Chiropractic care helps to gently adjust the spine to remove the interferences with nerves and restore normal spinal functions and open up the pathways for proper nervous system function. This allows the brain’s messages to get through to the stomach and intestines again and for normal bodily functions to be restored.



At Blossom Family Chiropractic, we often see children and infants brought in for constipation. Our goal is to adjust any involved segments of the spine that could be hindering your child’s ability to digest. We make them feel better, provide some relief to the whole family, and get their digestion function restored.

As one of St. Petersburg’s top pediatric chiropractors, we’re always striving to provide you and your kids with the best care and experience. If you are in the Tampa or St. Pete area and are looking for a pediatric chiropractor for your children, contact us to schedule an appointment to see how we can help your kiddos!


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How to determine if your body is ready for labor and delivery?

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Wondering if your body is prepared for labor and delivery? We measure the “stress” in your body to find out. 

Our bodies are well equipped to handle stress in small doses, but when that stress becomes long-term or chronic, it can have serious effects on your body and its ability to innately give birth. 

Why is it important for your body to be prepared for delivery? 

Bringing your baby into the world is like a marathon. You wouldn’t try to run a marathon without preparation. Right? Then, how could you bring your baby into this world without any preparation? Childbirth requires endurance, strength, flexibility, and the right mindset. And all of this is only possible if your body is ready for it, and is not in a constant state of stress.

The bad news is that stress during pregnancy is more than just an inconvenience, it’s actually unhealthy for you and your baby. Don’t let the desire to “get it all right” cause you to feel stressed instead of relaxed.

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How to measure if your body is ready for labor and delivery?

Most pregnant mamas wish there were a magic way to check in with their bodies to see if they are “ready” for labor! Wouldn’t be great if there was a quick and easy way to do just that? There is! It’s called a Heart Rate Variability (HRV) scan that tells how adaptable your nervous system is. And that adaptability gives us huge insight into how your labor and delivery will go! 

This scan reflects how adaptable your body is to stress, and how your nervous system is currently adapting to stress and gives us insight and a goal to prepare your body for birth. If your heart rate is highly variable (green zone), this is usually evidence that your body can adapt to many kinds of changes and your nervous system is ready to respond appropriately to labor and delivery. As your body moves through stages of labor, your nervous system is able to guide those innate abilities that the body has to birth an entire human. 

On the other hand, low heart rate variability (red zone) shows your body is less resilient and struggles to adapt to stress as it encounters it. When you go into labor, your nervous system’s going to stay in “stress” mode so your body is focused on survival. When your body is in survival mode, you aren’t able to tune into those innate abilities for labor and delivery.

Calculating a person’s heart rate variability is a great way to analyze and measure their autonomic nervous system! So, regulating your HRV to maintain a healthy functioning autonomic nervous system is crucial through your pregnancy and heading into delivery!

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How can chiropractic care improve heart rate variability? 

Chiropractic adjustments directly influence the autonomic nervous system, improving heart rate variability and increasing the heart’s ability to recognize and adapt to stressors. Subluxations produce interference in the central nervous system, altering the information sent from the brain to the body. The primary objective of chiropractic care is to detect and correct these subluxations, enhancing the nervous system function in order to improve overall health and wellness. 

As a result, when your heart rate variability is monitored throughout your pregnancy, chiropractic care can help your results move from “the red zone” into the “green zone” and you shift from a constant state of stress to being a happy and healthy mama, exactly the way you are supposed to be!



The Heart Rate Variability Scan is something that we do for all of our Blossom mommas throughout their pregnancy. And we expect to see their results move from “the red zone” into the “green zone“. When you’re ready to give your body the ability to adapt during pregnancy through chiropractic care, we’re here to hold your hand every step of the way.

As St. Petersburg’s top Prenatal chiropractors, we’re always striving to provide you and your baby with the best care and experience. If you are in the Tampa or St. Pete area and are looking for a prenatal chiropractor, contact us to schedule an appointment to see how we can help during your pregnancy!


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Babies And Chiropractic Care: What You Need To Know!

The arrival of a new baby into the world is a monumental event for mom and baby! Birth is a huge adjustment for your baby as they adapt to life outside of the womb. They go through a significant amount of change in their first year of life, and this period of time is an important turning point in their development.


Chiropractic Care in the First Year of Life

Contrary to what is commonly believed, chiropractic care is of HUGE value to patients of any age – but especially in their first year! In light of the fact that childhood is characterized by exceptionally rapid growth and development, it is wildly important to make sure that your child’s nervous system is balanced so that their body can adapt to the rapid changes.

During the first year of life, babies will often encounter a few “common” (but NOT normal) issues. Things like colic, constipation, and ear infection are what parents brace themselves for as their baby moves through their first year. But what if we told you that when babies are regularly adjusted from birth, they experience these things LESS often, and when they do experience them, it is less intense? 


At Blossom Family Chiropractic we know the impact that chiropractic adjustments have on the immune system of kiddos and we know that infants who are regularly adjusted experience less of the “common” issues. 


The #1 Reason Why New Parents Should See A Chiropractor

Taking your newborn to the chiropractor on a regular basis is like making an investment in their health and their growth. Babies can benefit from chiropractic care from the moment they are born until the time they take their first steps. Gentle chiropractic adjustments give your baby the nervous system balance that they need to readily reach their movement milestones (rolling, crawling, walking) and provide them with the cognitive resources they need to learn how to self-regulate and adapt to the world around them. 


Taking care of your health involves more than just attending to it in the here and now; rather, it also involves making preparations for the future. This also applies to your newborn infant!

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Newborns And Chiropractic: Reasons Babies Need A Regular Adjustment

If you’re looking for an alternative to conventional treatment, chiropractic care is a great option because it focuses on the nervous system. Maintaining a healthy nervous system is essential since it regulates the functioning of the entire body. The health benefits include, among other things, a better immune system, less stress and anxiety, and better sleep.


Chiropractic care gives your baby more energy, helps them digest food better, and relieves the symptoms of colic as well as other gastrointestinal problems (or prevents them altogether!).


How often should I take my baby to the chiropractor?

The answer to this question depends on a number of factors, but seeing a chiropractor regularly is generally suggested. At Blossom Family Chiropractic we use in-depth assessments and data to determine your child’s care plan and only adjust when necessary! 


If your child is experiencing any kind of acute health issues, your chiropractor may suggest more frequent visits. Consistency, after all, is the key to achieving great results. 


During the duration of care, the practicing chiropractor who sees your child will be able to evaluate what your child’s specific requirements are and provide recommendations based on what they find. We suggest finding an ICPA-certified chiropractor who uses the appropriate technology to develop a care plan. 



As parents, we want what’s best for our children but we don’t always know what’s best for them so it won’t hurt to heed the advice of those who have gotten through it. Know and take what resonates with your child’s needs. Do your own research and trust your gut instinct. At the end of the day, what matters is that your child gets the best you have hoped for them. 


If you are in St. Petersburg, Florida, and looking for an ICPA-certified pediatric chiropractor to balance your sweet, new baby’s nervous system, reach out to us!


To book an appointment to get you and your infant evaluated and on the perfect track for development, visit and reach out to us! 


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