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Better Life Chiropractic

1220 N Meridian Rd
Meridian, ID 83642

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Dr. Roy Strickland

Meet Dr. Roy Strickland

With over two decades of dedicated service as a chiropractic physician, my journey has been deeply rewarding, especially in facilitating natural healing processes for my patients. My extensive experience in traditional chiropractic care, decompression, nutrition, and advanced treatments like laser therapy has been incredibly fulfilling. Yet, the introduction of Softwave therapy into our practice has marked a paradigm shift in how we approach pain and discomfort relief.

Softwave technology stands at the forefront of medical innovation, offering a breakthrough solution that I’ve found unparalleled in my 24+ years in the field. This technology has transformed the lives of countless individuals, offering relief from a wide spectrum of conditions, and it could do the same for you—turning your story into our next celebrated success.

Upon your first visit, you will be provided with a comprehensive SoftWave consultation and evaluation. This includes any necessary imaging to ensure a fully informed diagnosis. Following this, we’ll share a detailed outline of your treatment options, empowering you to make informed decisions about your health journey.

Our commitment to non-surgical and drug-free treatments underscores our belief in the body’s innate ability to heal. Softwave therapy is at the heart of this belief, proven to reduce pain and inflammation while promoting the regeneration of damaged tissues by harnessing the power of endogenous stem cells.

This revolutionary treatment is adept at addressing conditions across a broad spectrum, from shoulder, knee, neck, and back pain to discomfort in the elbows, hips, wrists, hands, ankles, and feet. It is also remarkably effective in managing other chronic conditions.

Your health and well-being are our top priorities. We invite you to experience the difference Softwave therapy can make in your life. Join us on a journey towards pain-free living. We eagerly anticipate the opportunity to welcome you and share in your healing journey.


Better Life Chiropractic is a busy and energetic practice  rocking with lots of energy and movement. And because you are the most important component of the practice, we are committed to hiring upbeat and friendly staff members who make this a warm and inviting place for you to come, and to refer your friends and family. We do a lot of training on how to best serve our patients.

And the goal is always to be learning more and more about how to create and grow loyalty between our patient-doctor relationships. We hire doctors with great ethics. This is such a simple concept, but it makes a world of difference. And we believe in clinical excellence. We get together as a group twice weekly and do training, because it’s such a priority to us. We work hard to stay proficient in our techniques, and are constantly growing in our skills and education.

Dr Baxter had helped my kids and me. I could barely walk in there, I could hardly stand up. I couldn't sleep without my arms going numb. With the program he has set me on I'm doing 100% better.

Thank you BLC!! Y’all keep me on my feet and moving forward.

875 ★★★★★ Reviews and Counting!

Schedule a $69 New Patient Appointment at Better Life Chiropractic

This New Patient Special includes a medical assessment and one SoftWave treatment session. Clinics performing SoftWave therapy are independently owned and operated, and set their own pricing for a full SoftWave treatment plan which can range from 6 to 12 sessions. By submitting your phone number, you’re consenting to receive text message updates from SoftWave.

SoftWave FAQs

  • What results should I expect from SoftWave Therapy?

    If you are a candidate for treatment, SoftWave therapy can provide both immediate and long-lasting results. After one SoftWave session, patients typically experience a 20-50% reduction in pain and improvement in mobility, lasting from a few hours to several days. Some patients require multiple sessions before experiencing improvement.

    To determine if SoftWave is a suitable treatment for you, schedule a $69 New Patient Appointment, where you will receive one SoftWave treatment session, and the provider will assess whether further treatment is appropriate.

    Unlike pain medications and injections, SoftWave treatment seeks to activate the body’s natural healing process at the cellular level to deliver genuine and long-lasting results.

  • What is the SoftWave treatment process like?

    SoftWave is a fast and convenient non-invasive procedure that usually lasts 10-15 minutes, with no downtime required for recovery. First, ultrasound gel is applied, then the SoftWave device is gently placed to deliver shock waves to the injured area. Most patients feel a gentle tapping or pulsing sensation, while some patients may experience mild pain or discomfort. The use of anesthesia or numbing agents is not necessary. Effective communication with the provider during treatment can help identify treatment hotspots and track progress.

    Click to see what SoftWave treatment looks like in action.

  • Where can I go to get SoftWave therapy?

    SoftWave therapy is performed by licensed clinicians at doctors’ offices, chiropractic and physical therapy clinics, and medical centers across the United States. Click to find a SoftWave provider in your area.

  • Who is a candidate for treatment?

    SoftWave is a viable treatment for most individuals experiencing one of the conditions listed here. To determine if SoftWave is a suitable treatment for you, schedule a $69 New Patient Appointment, where you will receive one SoftWave treatment session and the provider can assess your condition. If you experience slight pain or discomfort during the session, it may actually be an indication that the injured area will benefit from additional sessions.

    Is SoftWave therapy safe with prescription medication?

    SoftWave therapy can be safely combined with prescription medication in most cases.

    Is SoftWave therapy safe after surgery?

    SoftWave therapy is generally safe after surgery, depending on the type of surgery performed. In fact, it is commonly used to accelerate healing and post-surgical rehabilitation. Some doctors even use SoftWave in the operating room immediately after surgery, to activate the body’s healing process.

    Is SoftWave safe with metal in your body?

    SoftWave therapy is safe for patients with metal in their body, such as pins, plates, or joint replacements.

    Is SoftWave safe with a blood pressure condition?

    Yes, Softwave is generally safe for patients with blood pressure conditions, like high or low blood pressure.

    Who is NOT a candidate for SoftWave therapy?

    SoftWave therapy is not suitable for individuals who are pregnant, have a pacemaker, or have cancer. At your first appointment, the provider can further discuss any conditions that would impact your ability to receive therapy.

  • Does SoftWave therapy have side effects?

    Side effects from SoftWave therapy are minimal and non-restrictive. SoftWave does not cause bruising or swelling, although some patients may experience slight redness and soreness that typically subsides within one to two days. While recovery downtime is not usually needed, we recommend avoiding high-impact movements or exercise for the first 24-48 hours.

  • What conditions and injuries are treated by SoftWave therapy?

    SoftWave therapy treats an array of conditions, injuries and symptoms, including:

    • Joint and muscle pain like knee, shoulder, and lower back pain
    • Overuse injuries like plantar fasciitis, achilles tendinitis, and jumpers knee
    • Orthopedic conditions like carpal tunnel, meniscus tears, and soft tissue injuries
    • Ulcers, wounds, burns
    • Neuropathies
    • Post-surgical healing

    This list grows each year as new applications are discovered for this breakthrough technology.

    View the full list of conditions treated by SoftWave therapy.