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Pediatric Chiropractic

You may wonder why a child needs to see a chiropractor. After all most kids aren’t experiencing back or neck pain, right? Well, chiropractic is about so much more. For kids, chiropractic focuses on removing interference in their nervous system so they can enjoy peak health. At Ogata Chiropractic, Dr. Ogata provides gentle care for your children that you can trust.

Helping to Restore Health

Even in natural childbirth, children still can experience trauma as they pass through the birth canal. If you had a pregnancy that required an intervention such as vacuum extraction or forceps, it’s particularly important to get your child checked.

Common Conditions We See

  • Bedwetting
  • Colic
  • Ear infections
  • Latching difficulties
  • Scoliosis
  • Torticollis

When under chiropractic care kids can have a healthier immune system, sleep better, have more energy and miss fewer days of school. One of the main reasons why more and more parents are bringing their child to the chiropractor is it’s completely natural. Though medication has its place, many kids today are on rounds of antibiotics and pharmaceutical drugs that have dangerous side effects. Chiropractic, on the other hand, has an excellent track record of safety.

Parents benefit too!

In addition to children being healthier and happier after receiving chiropractic care parents are also delighted. We’ve seen parents at their wit’s end because their colicky baby cries non-stop. When our care helps relieve that colic and the baby isn’t fussy anymore, parents are very grateful as they have peace again in their home.

If you’ve never taken your child to a chiropractor before you may be uncertain about what to expect. You may wonder if your little one will be adjusted the same way as adults. Rest assured that Dr. Ogata provides gentle adjustments to his youngest patients.

With infants he will use about the same amount of pressure that’s used to check a tomato for ripeness.

As a father of four who has adjusted his own children since birth, Dr. Ogata is highly skilled at helping kids feel comfortable with chiropractic care. If your child isn’t ready to be adjusted, that’s okay. We can show your child the adjusting instrument we use and they can see how light-force and gentle it is.

Many children love coming in to get adjusted and even hop up on the table because they know that chiropractic care is good for them, just like eating healthily, getting proper rest and exercising.

Is chiropractic care safe for children?

Yes it is highly safe. Dr. Ogata has decades of experience caring for children of all ages.
Does chiropractic care hurt?

No. There is no twisting or popping with the adjustment given to kids at our practice. Only light-force gentle techniques are used.
Why would a child need chiropractic care?

Because kids are constantly growing and changing pain or discomfort in their musculoskeletal system can develop. Children also have bumps, falls, sports injuries and other issues that can be addressed with chiropractic.
Can chiropractic help with asthma and allergies?

Yes! Many children experience a variety of allergies as well as asthma. Parents are often looking for drug-free ways to address these conditions. Chiropractic is a natural way to manage asthma and allergies, which often occur when the immune system overreacts to various allergens and pollens. The chiropractic adjustment helps regulate these responses, which can reduce or even eliminate the negative physical response to those allergens and pollens.

Book an Appointment

Contact our Boise practice today to schedule an appointment for pediatric chiropractic care.


Pediatric Chiropractor in Boise ID | (208) 938-3334