Frequently Asked Questions in Meridian

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Find out the answers Meridian ID Chiropractors frequently give to patients seeking to learn more about chiropractic care at their office. Learning more about chiropractic and its benefits can help you find the best chiropractor for you. If you have a question you don't see answered below, reach out to your team at Active Chiropractic Meridian at (208) 593-2001.

What is a chiropractor?

Chiropractors are doctors who go through a minimum of four years of schooling at a chiropractic college, generally preceded by an undergraduate degree in the basic sciences or several years of experience in a prior relevant health care field.

Students of chiropractic care must spend a minimum of at least 4,200 hours with their teacher, and a minimum of 1,000 hours of fully supervised clinical training with an instructor as they learn the appropriate diagnosis and treatment techniques to help heal your body and restore it to its natural, fully functioning state.

There are many different techniques and specialties that Chiropractors can choose to practice just as Medical doctors choose their specialty.

What is chiropractic care?

Chiropractic care uses adjustments to remove interference to your nervous system, allowing the body to balance and heal, whether it's pain relief, structural realignment, improving posture, or improving the function of your muscles and organs.

This is not a claim that chiropractic adjustments treat disease, but rather people see improvements in conditions that are outside of the treatment area because the normal state of the body is to be well, and Chiropractic helps get your body balanced, and restore you back to that normal state again.

Additionally, Chiropractic can include ancillary services such as but not limited to, myofascial release, therapeutic modalities such as electric stimulation or Class IV Laser, and nutrition and exercise recommendations.

Are chiropractors doctors?

Yes, Chiropractors are doctors who go through a minimum of four years of schooling at a chiropractic college, generally preceded by an undergraduate degree in the basic sciences or several years of experience in a prior relevant health care field.

Additionally, in order to obtain licensure, Chiropractors must pass a series of 4 National Board examinations upon graduation, and continue their education with mandatory courses and training to maintain their licensure and status as a doctor. Each state differs in their requirements, and some states even require additional State Board licensure examinations to be legally allowed to practice in that state.

What is the history of chiropractic care?

Chiropractic was officially founded in 1895 in Davenport, IA by D. D. Palmer. He performed the first adjustment on a local janitor, Harvey Lillard, who was hearing impaired. As a result of Dr. Palmer's care, Mr. Lillard it is said that Mr. Lillard was able to regain much of his hearing.

Dr. Palmer began teaching this technique of Chiropractic, with the first school, Palmer College of Chiropractic, bearing his name. Since that time, many other schools developed, along with many other techniques and specialties of treatment.

Chiropractors first obtained the status of Doctors with the passing of the Chiropractic Initiative Act in 1922.

Predating Chiropractic, there are records from even civilizations thousands of years ago practicing the use of spinal manipulation to balance the body and allow it to recover from various conditions, but Chiropractic in its more specific and accurate form was developed by Dr. Palmer.

What does a chiropractor do?

Chiropractors use various methods of specific adjustments to remove interference from your nervous system and balance the body to allow it to express its best healing potential.

Additionally, a Chiropractor may use ancillary therapies to supplement their treatment and help with restoring proper alignment and posture, correct dysfunctional movement patterns, release tight muscles and soft tissue, and decrease pain.

Does Chiropractic Work?

Chiropractic has been shown by numerous research studies and millions of in-office clinical case studies to be safe and effective for helping with a wide variety of conditions, including but not limited to, headaches, migraines, neck and back pain, sciatica, and orthopedic injuries.

How many chiropractic sessions do you need?

The number of sessions depends on many factors, including but not limited to, the severity and chronicity of an individual's injuries, the amount of inflammation in the patient's body, and lifestyle choices outside of the Chiropractor's office such as diet and exercise and sleep.

It is important that your Chiropractor do a consultation and examination at the onset and to periodically re-evaluate your condition throughout the course of care, to ensure that you are getting the proper care to achieve the results you desire.

Why should you choose our office?

At Active Chiropractic Meridian, we help busy professionals who are active but are frustrated and not able to perform their best. Pain and injury are holding you back from being more productive, meeting the demands of life, caring for those who depend on you, and fully enjoying your favorite activities. You want relief and solutions without relying on medications, surgery, injections, or never-ending treatment.

Our approach, with the Zone Technique, Class IV Deep Tissue Laser, and the Allcore360 can help us get to the root of your issue and get you lasting relief quickly and with an approach that fits into your busy schedule.

How can I find a chiropractor near me?

There are many ways, but some of the most effective seem to be searching online for terms such as "chiropractor near me", "chiropractor in [your city name]", searching for terms related to your condition, or searching for a specific technique or service.

Another great way to find a chiropractor near you is to see which offices are in your neighborhood and look up their Google Business Profiles. The best way to find a chiropractor however is to ask a friend or family member who they would recommend!

What are common chiropractic techniques?

The better answer to this is to say you should look for a Chiropractor who specializes in your desired condition.

Are you needing help with sports or exercise-induced injury? Do you want pregnancy care? Are you looking for a pediatric chiropractor? Do you need help for an auto-immune condition from a functional medicine Chiropractor?

The techniques each use may overlap or may be very different, but common techniques that have shown to be effective all-around are the Zone Technique, Diversified adjusting, Activator, Palmer Technique, Upper Cervical, and Logan Basic. Also, finding a Chiropractor who adjusts both the spine and extremities can be very beneficial.

What does a chiropractor treat?

Chiropractors do not treat particular symptoms, but many conditions have been shown to respond favorably to chiropractic care.

This includes, but is not limited to, headaches, migraines, neck pain back pain, sciatica, disc bulges/herniations/slipped discs, neuropathy, vertigo, shoulder pain, rotator cuff injuries, frozen shoulder/adhesive capsulitis, elbow pain, wrist pain and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, hip pain, knee pain, foot and ankle pain, and Plantar Fasciitis.

What other conditions can be treated by chiropractic care?

Although Chiropractic does not treat any particular conditions, many patients under care report they also have improved sleep, better energy, improved digestion, and many other positive benefits!

Can I get chiropractic care during pregnancy?

Chiropractic care can be done during pregnancy and in fact, it has been shown to be very safe and effective! Proper alignment throughout pregnancy can ease the aches and pains and optimize the amount of space that the baby has to develop in the womb, potentially minimizing the risk of developing a breech position and potentially easing the process of labor and delivery.

Also, a specific Chiropractic technique known as the Webster Technique can be especially beneficial for pregnant women.

Do chiropractic adjustments hurt?

In most cases, patients report no pain, only relief. However, it is possible to have soreness or discomfort aftercare, particularly early on in care if there is a lot of inflammation in the body and as the patient is adapting to the changes happening in their bodies.

These effects typically resolve after the first few visits or the first few weeks of care. If you develop overt pain after the treatment, discuss it with your Chiropractor to determine the best course of action going forward.

Are chiropractic adjustments safe?

Chiropractic has been shown by numerous research studies and millions of in-office clinical case studies to be safe and effective for helping with a wide variety of conditions, including but not limited to, headaches, migraines, neck and back pain, sciatica, and orthopedic injuries.

Are all patients adjusted the same way?

Although to the untrained eye, many Chiropractic adjustments may look the same, there are actually numerous variations on how adjustments are rendered.

There are many different techniques of Chiropractic care, each with their unique application, and a thorough Chiropractor should have the ability to adapt the adjustment style depending on the patients' needs.

Can I learn to adjust myself?

While it is possible to grossly and non-specifically contort and manipulate your own spine, it is not possible to learn to adjust yourself.

The Chiropractic adjustment is a specific, accurate application of a controlled force with the intention to remove interference to the nervous system and restore the body's ability to balance and heal.

When someone attempts to adjust themself, it is a non-specific contortion to try to "reset a bone out of place", typically at an angle and torque which may lead to developing an injury. Therefore, it can be dangerous and detrimental for one to attempt to adjust themselves.

Will I be required to remove my clothing at my appointment?

A patient should never be required to do something he or she is not comfortable with. You have the choice over your own body.

With that said, some Chiropractic techniques involve the necessity to expose parts of the body for examination, evaluation, x-ray imaging, or specific work on the exposed skin surface for various soft tissue therapies. You can always ask the doctor or staff what their procedures are and if at any point it entails the need remove or lift away clothing to expose an area of the body. Then, you can make the determination on whether you want to proceed or not with therapy that would require this.

Is chiropractic treatment appropriate for children?

The effectiveness of chiropractic care for children has been supported by numerous clinical results, both in-office and in research studies by both the Chiropractic and Medical communities.

Even from birth, it is possible for a child to have mis-alignements and dysfunction associated with position in the womb or the forces and torque that can occur during the labor and delivery process.

As children grow and become more active, it is possible to develop pain, misalignment, and dysfunction from various falls, sports injuries, or slouching in desks or over digital devices with poor posture, for example.

Although Chiropractic does not necessarily treat any particular conditions, many parents and children report improvement in conditions including but not limited to, sports injuries, neck and back pain, headaches, digestive troubles, ear infections, bedwetting, and mood disorders.

What type of education and training do chiropractors have?

Chiropractors are doctors who go through a minimum of four years of schooling at a chiropractic college, generally preceded by an undergraduate degree in the basic sciences or several years of experience in a prior relevant health care field.

Students of chiropractic care must spend a minimum of at least 4,200 hours with their teacher, and a minimum of 1,000 hours of fully supervised clinical training with an instructor as they learn the appropriate diagnosis and treatment techniques to help heal your body and restore it to its natural, fully functioning state.

Upon graduating and beginning their careers, there are many different techniques and specialties that Chiropractors can choose to practice just as Medical doctors choose their specialty.


If you have questions about how our team at Active Chiropractic Meridian can help you, please schedule a consultation today.

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Active Chiropractic Meridian

2145 E Fairview Ave #140
Meridian, ID 83642

(208) 593-2001