Common Chiropractic Questions In Boise ID
Chiropractic care protects the integrity of the nervous system and protects the body’s natural healing ability. If your nervous system is functioning properly then all cells, organs, and tissues of your body will function at their max potential as well. The human body is designed to resist and fight disease and illness. The chiropractic lifestyle is about preventing bad things before they happen to your body. Chiropractic exams find and eliminate misalignment's and subluxations.
No. Adjustments do not always create a sound. It is a myth that it is the bones that create the sound. The sound is being produced by the synovial fluid which is a lubricant that is found in all joints throughout the body. Synovial fluid contains dissolved gases and during an adjustment the slight movement causes a release of pressure. This release of pressure is kind of like the pressure that is released when a bottle of champagne is opened and just like with champagne, a popping sound occurs. It is not important to hear a sound when you get adjusted. It’s important that there was movement and the movement was in the right direction.
Every insurance company and policy is different. Call your insurance company to verify your benefits.
Chiropractic care is recognized as the safest drug-free, non-invasive forms of care. All research and studies are evidence that chiropractic adjustments hold an extremely small risk. This is because chiropractic works using the body’s natural healing process and doesn’t interfere by using drugs or surgery. The proof lays in the difference a medical doctor pays in malpractice insurance in comparison to a chiropractor.
YES! You are now not only caring for yourself but the life of your child. Pregnancy puts a lot of stress on a woman’s body creating nausea, vomiting, back pain, hip pain, etc. Getting adjusted throughout a pregnancy helps alleviate all these symptoms but the benefits don’t stop there. Getting regular chiropractic care during pregnancy has been shown to reduce labor time by up to 50%. There is also decreased likelihood for the need for drugs during delivery.
No. If it was there probably would be a lot more healthy people in the world. It is likely that people just enjoy being free of pain, getting sick less and unable to remember their last headache. Chiropractic adjustments themselves are not addictive like drugs but being healthy can be.
If you consider how a child grows in a womb and the birthing process, it is a very physically traumatic experience. In Germany there was a medical study that found that because of all this physical stress 82% of all children are born with subluxations in their neck. Later, another exam was performed on the same children and it was discovered that 96% of all health conditions in the children were eliminated after the children received chiropractic adjustments. It has been learned that if given the opportunity, most parents will choose to have their children examined for subluxations. Studies have also found that many health problems that develop in adulthood have the potential to be avoid with early chiropractic care. Ridding the body of nerve interference has decrease or possibly eliminate a child’s chances of being colicky and developing allergies, asthma, ADD/ADHD or ear infections.
Believe it or not but it is very likely that you chiropractor has more education than your family physician. There are many similarities to the medical and chiropractic curriculum but chiropractors are able to focus more on anatomy, physiology, diagnosis, and radiology because they do not prescribe medications or perform surgeries. After receiving a bachelor’s degree and graduate from grad school as a Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.), chiropractors must pass four national board examinations in order to be required to practice. After passing national boards, chiropractors have to apply for a license in the state they practice and often have to take a state board exam. After complete this rigorous process, chiropractors are required to have yearly continuing education in order to keep their license.
Absolutely. It is a sad fact that back surgery only has a 15% success rate and only 50% of spinal fusions are considered successful. Most also have to return for more surgery because the symptoms return within the first year post surgery. Chiropractic care can help prevent one back surgery but has to potential to prevent continuous surgeries.
It is a good rule of thumb that the longer the problem has been there, the longer it is going to take to recover. There are also many other variables to consider such as age, medical history, pre-existing conditions, etc. Children do heal quicker so it is always good to start care as early as possible. Please keep in mind that lifestyle plays a large role in how quickly your body heals.
Welcome to Jon R. Gray Chiropractic
Welcome to Jon R. Gray Chiropractic located in Boise, Idaho. At Gray Chiropractic we do our best to help people overcome health challenges so they can enjoy life.
An Idaho native, Dr. Gray became a chiropractor in Boise in 2000 and has been in practice for 17 years. He loves the outdoors and the family-oriented nature of Boise. He enjoys skiing, water-skiing, hiking, fishing, and other outdoor activities. He has been a baseball, soccer, and basketball coach and scoutmaster for his five children.
How to find Jon R. Gray Chiropractic Center
We are centrally located on the edge of West Boise close to Meridian, Eagle, and Garden City. Our office is easy to get in and out of without a lot of traffic. We are located on McMillan in the Mahogany Business Park between Cloverdale and Eagle Road in front of Pioneer Elementary. We are close by Lowell Scott Middle School, Centennial High School and Hewlett Packard.
Dr. Gray is a gentle chiropractor. He customizes your adjustment with his nine different techniques as well as instrument adjusting. You are not just a number. He spends time to get to know you and diagnose your condition so he can find the root of your condition. His goal is to get you better and then keep you better. He has specialized equipment for disc conditions and can help many people avoid back surgery. He also has advanced certification from the Spine Research Institute in whiplash and brain injury traumatology. This specialized training helps him treat people in automobile accidents. He has helped rehab shoulders for over twenty five years. He has helped many people avoid shoulder surgery.
Our office customizes your care and helps you get better and stay better. We take most insurances as well as having great cash plans. You've come to the right place. We want to be your family's Boise chiropractor. Call us at (208) 854-0600 or Click Here to enter your information and we will call you.
About our Office
We also do wellness care to help you avoid problems before they even happen. The goal in our office is to get you out of pain and keep you feeling well for the rest of your life. We want you doing the activities you enjoy.
This year he was given the prestigious Lifetime Service and Achievement Award from the Idaho Association of Chiropractic Physicians one of the few chiropractors in the state to receive this award. Check out our reviews to see how he has helped so many people and why they have chosen Dr. Gray.
Common Conditions We Help
Dr. Gray has helped many people with neck pain, whiplash, auto accidents, headaches, carpal tunnel, pain between the shoulders, sciatica, back pain, disc issues, shoulder pain, hip pain, and foot pain.
Many people in Boise think that back, neck, and shoulder surgery is inevitable. Boise has one of the highest per capita back surgery rates in the nation. Many of these surgeries could be avoided with chiropractic care for a fraction of the cost and much better results. Our patients get great results with back and neck conditions in our office. Chiropractic is the first line defense for good health without drugs or surgery.