FAQs

Boise Chiropractic FAQ’s

Frequently Asked Questions

”Bodybuilders and fitness people have been using, very extensively, Chiropractors in order to stay Healthy and Fit. Whenever I had a little problem with my body, I always ran to one of my dear friends [Franco Columbo,D.C.], he was always right there with the adjustments. This is how I found out the best way of going, is to use Chiropractors, not only after injuries, but also before injury.” -Arnold Schwarzenegger-Former Actor And Governor Of California
“I’ve been going to Chiropractors for as long as I can remember. It’s as important to my training as practicing my swing.” -Tiger Woods
“I have to have an adjustment before I go into the ring. I do believe in Chiropractic. I found that going to a Chiropractor three times a week helps my performance. The majority of boxers go to get that edge.” -Evander Holyfield
“I get a lot of whiplash diving around in the sand and as long as I get in regularly I’m able to deal with it so that I can compete”. -April Ross, USA Beach Volleyball Olympian 2012
”Chiropractic care was key to keeping me in the game”. -Jerry Rice
Chiropractic is Safe. Records from insurance and court cases have constantly shown that chiropractic is the safest portal of entry health care available to the public today. Although no healthcare procedures are 100% safe, chiropractic stands on its record of safety and effectiveness unmatched in healthcare. To learn more about the safety record of chiropractic please visit the website Chiropractic Is Safe at chiropracticissafe.org.
Adjustment of a joint may result in the release of a gas bubble between the joints, which makes a popping sound. The same thing occurs when you “crack” your knuckles. The noise is caused by the change of pressure within the joint, which results in gas bubbles being released. There is usually minimal, if any, discomfort involved. However Doctors Kyle and Jen have alternate means of giving chiropractic care without the popping sound if this is a concern.
Doctors of chiropractic are educated as primary-contact health care providers, with an emphasis on diagnosis and treatment of conditions related to the musculoskeletal system (the muscles, ligaments and joints of the spine and extremities) and the nerves that supply them. Educational requirements for doctors of chiropractic are among the most stringent of any of the health care professions. The typical applicant for chiropractic college has already acquired nearly four years of pre-medical undergraduate college education, including courses in biology, inorganic and organic chemistry, physics, psychology and related lab work. Once accepted into an accredited chiropractic college, the requirements become even more demanding — three to four academic years of professional study are the standard. Doctors of chiropractic are educated in orthopedics, neurology, physiology, human anatomy, clinical diagnosis including laboratory procedures, diagnostic imaging, exercise, nutrition rehabilitation and more. Because chiropractic care includes highly skilled adjusting techniques, a significant portion of time is spent in clinical technique training to master these important adjusting techniques. In total, the chiropractic college curriculum includes a minimum of 4,200 hours of classroom, laboratory and clinical experience. The course of study is approved by an accrediting agency, recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
We love it when our patients tell us they feel fine! Chiropractic is known for delivering great results with musculoskeletal pains however our focus is on normalizing and maintaining a healthy functioning nervous system. When your nervous system is functioning at 100% your body not only has a chance to get well, but to stay well. In almost all situations your nervous system has lost function before your body presents with symptoms. The most important aspect to health is not how you feel, but how your body is functioning.
Chiropractic care for expecting mothers has proven to help the overall birthing process. Shorter labor times, less pain during labor, also better alignment of the uterine sac, for both mom and babies comfort.
An adjustment is a specific, quick, controlled thrust delivered by hand to different vertebrae along the spine. Adjustments may also be made to specific regions of the upper and lower extremities (feet, ankles, knees, hips, hands, wrists, elbows, and shoulders). Patients will be placed in positions where maximum relaxation occurs for the adjustment. Prior to as well as throughout care a static electro-myography reading will be utilized to help with the course of care.
The goal of Bodo Chiropractic is to assess the function of the nervous system and it’s relationship to the spine and extremities. Once we have established a proper functioning nervous system, true function/healing starts to occur. Results are vitally dependent on maintaining an adequate functioning nervous system over time. Bodo Chiropractic’s results are solely dependent upon our ability to maintain your nervous system free of interference, not in our ability to adjust the vertebrae of your spine. Should you choose to stop your care, it does not mean that you will become sick. However, most people choose to continue with wellness care, removing stress that is stored in the body on a continual basis is the key. So we don’t return and stay out of a painful, stressed out, depressed, uncomfortable state. After you have worked so hard to regain that which you had once lost, your health, would it not make sense to get your nervous system checked/adjusted periodically?