Meet Happy Healthy Spine: 2017 Birth & Baby Expo Sponsor

Meet Happy Healthy Spine, Member of the Tampa Bay Birth Network and Sponsor of the 2017 Birth & Baby Expo!

Dr. Shannon Whitlock

Dr. Shannon Whitlock

Happy Healthy Spine is a family-centered chiropractic care practice committed to offering quality care and improving the quality of life of every family member. We offer family, pediatric, and prenatal chiropractic services. 

Shannon Whitlock is our Doctor of Chiropractic. She has taken over 180 hours of post-graduate courses in pediatric and prenatal care through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. She is certified in the Webster technique, which has a powerful impact on families that are seeking options for safer, easier natural births. 

We are honored to have had the opportunity to sponsor the Expo. If you are pregnant, thinking about getting pregnant, have little ones or know someone that does, you won’t want to miss it!

It’s exciting to have the best of the birthing, baby, and family community all under one roof, all with one goal in mind: to empower Tampa Bay families and provide a community of professionals, families and individuals that support, educate and/or promote natural pregnancy, birth and parenting.

Our office has an amazing office manager, baby holder/ baby whisperer named Sydney. Our families love having her available to hold and play with the little ones, while their moms and dads relax and get adjusted.

Belinda is our massage therapist who is equally amazing! Our patients rave about her. She offers prenatal and postpartum massages.

Chiropractic adjustments are safe, gentle, and effective for both mom and baby throughout pregnancy. Benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy include:

  • Decreased labor/delivery time
  • Neck, back, hip, leg, and joint pain relief
  • Decreased need for pain medications
  • Decreased need for medical interventions
  • Maintenance of a healthy pregnancy
  • Reduction of the incidence of postpartum depression
  • Reduced risk for breech presentation
  • Relief from many of the common discomforts such as heartburn, swollen ankles & feet, headaches, and constipation
  • Better sleep and relaxation
  • Greater comfort for mother and baby
  • The potential for an easier delivery

Why take a baby or child to a chiropractor? 

The birth process, learning to lift their head up, learning to crawl or walk, playing sports, and looking down at electronics are just a few examples of why a baby/child might have stress on their nervous system. The stress can result in common childhood symptoms such as colic, reflux, ear infections, constipation, allergies, ADHD, headaches, pain, and more! 

Dr. Whitlock is absolutely amazing! I don’t know what I would have done without her when I was pregnant. She knew exactly what was causing me to be uncomfortable and fixed it every time. Not only did she help me tremendously, she is the ONLY chiropractor I would let adjust my 4 children and husband. She truly has every patient’s best interest at hand and I would highly recommend her to every man, woman and child!

We offer a number of opportunities for families to get together with like-minded parents and caregivers at the office, including baby massage classes, baby sign language classes, a monthly meet up called mother's morning out, CPR trainings, and more. 

Happy Healthy Spine is located at 1955 1st Ave N Suite 104 St. Petersburg, FL 33713

Dr. Whitlock sees patients from all over the Tampa Bay area. She also does home visits and visits to birth centers for moms in labor, postpartum visits, and newborn checks. For more information, visit our website www.happyhealthyspine.org or our Facebook page.

We love being apart of the TBBN, it has a great group of volunteers whom work tirelessly year round to help our community. We can’t wait for Expo day and look forward to meeting you all there!
— Dr. Whitlock