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Active Health & Wellness FAQ

Welcome to the FAQ page for Active Health & Wellness in Boise & Eagle, Idaho. Below, you’ll find answers to common questions about our chiropractic, cryotherapy, PEMF, oxygen therapy, spinal decompression, Red Light therapy, Functional Medicine, pregnancy, sports chiropractic services, and auto accident care. If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact us.

Once I go to a chiropractor, will I always have to go?

No, you will not always have to go. The frequency and duration of chiropractic care depend on your individual health needs and goals. Our chiropractors will develop a personalized treatment plan and discuss it with you.

Does a chiropractic adjustment hurt?

Chiropractic adjustments are generally not painful. Some patients may experience mild discomfort, but it usually subsides quickly. Our chiropractors use techniques tailored to each patient’s comfort level.

Can chiropractic cure everything?

No, chiropractic care is not a cure-all. It is an effective treatment for musculoskeletal issues and can improve overall wellness, but it should be part of a comprehensive healthcare plan. Combining chiropractic with our functional medicine approach utilizing other services and blood testing can help get to the root cause of many issues patients face.

Why would I have my newborn or young child adjusted?

Newborns and young children can benefit from chiropractic adjustments to ensure proper spinal alignment, which can support overall health and development.

Can chiropractic help with colic and how?

Yes, chiropractic care can help with colic. Gentle adjustments can improve nervous system function and may reduce symptoms of colic in infants.

Does insurance cover chiropractic visits?

Many insurance plans cover chiropractic care. It’s best to check with your insurance provider for specific coverage details. We also can verify your benefits and let you know what is covered.

How much does it cost?

The cost of chiropractic care varies depending on the treatment plan. Please contact our office for specific pricing information.

Do I need a referral from my physician?

No, a referral is not typically needed to see a chiropractor. However, some insurance plans may require a referral for coverage. A primary example is when we treat veterans through referrals directly from the VA.

Do you work with medical doctors?

Yes, we collaborate with medical doctors to provide comprehensive care and ensure the best outcomes for our patients.

Will I get adjusted on my first visit?

Your first visit will include a thorough evaluation. Depending on the findings, you may receive an adjustment on the same day as well as other services that may help you achieve the best outcome.

Will you suggest exercises or other things I can do?

Yes, we often recommend exercises and lifestyle changes to support your chiropractic care and enhance your recovery.

Can someone who has had back surgery see a chiropractor?

Yes, individuals who have had back surgery can see a chiropractor. Our chiropractors will tailor the treatment to ensure it is safe and effective.

Why would I have my newborn or young child adjusted?

Chiropractic care can help ensure proper spinal alignment in children, supporting their overall health and development.

Can chiropractic help with colic and how?

Yes, chiropractic adjustments can help with colic by improving nervous system function, potentially reducing symptoms.

How safe are adjustments on children?

Chiropractic adjustments for children are very safe. Our chiropractors use gentle techniques appropriate for their age and condition.

How old were your children when they received their first adjustment?

Our chiropractors can discuss their personal experiences and recommendations during your consultation.

How often should my child be adjusted?

The frequency of adjustments depends on your child’s specific needs and health goals. Our chiropractors will create a personalized plan for your child.

How safe is an adjustment during pregnancy?

Chiropractic adjustments are safe during pregnancy and can help alleviate discomfort and promote overall wellness.

How often do I need to come in?

The frequency of visits will depend on your individual needs and how far along you are in your pregnancy.

Do I need a referral from my physician?

A referral is not typically required, but it’s always a good idea to discuss chiropractic care with your ob/gyn.

How is sports chiropractic different than regular chiropractic?

Sports chiropractic focuses on optimizing athletic performance and treating sports-related injuries, using specialized techniques.

Can regular care improve my golf game?

Yes, regular chiropractic care can improve flexibility, range of motion, and overall performance, potentially enhancing your golf game.

Does chiropractic help with sprains? How?

Chiropractic care can help with sprains by reducing inflammation, improving mobility, and promoting faster healing. We would combine cryotherapy and PEMF for a much accelerated improvement.

Why are so many professional athletes raving about chiropractors?

Professional athletes benefit from chiropractic care as it helps prevent injuries, enhances performance, and speeds up recovery.


FAQ at Active Health & Wellness