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Bonfire Chiropractic

6291 N Fox Run Way, Suite 110
Meridian, Idaho 83646

Dr. James Barker

Meet Dr. James Barker

James Barker, DC MS received his doctorate in Chiropractic and Masters in Neuroscience from Parker University in Dallas, TX. Dr. Barker has treated patients at practices in Texas and Oregon with integrity, devotion, and compassion. He is excited to be serving the people of the Treasure Valley, where his mission is to help people regain function and improve their overall quality of life. Prior to obtaining his Doctorate, Dr. Barker served as a Captain in the US Army Reserve for 12 years and also pastored churches in Alaska and New Mexico. In his spare time, he likes to ride his Harley Davidson motorcycle, run with his German Shepherd Murphy and relax with his wife of 21 years Tamara.

Bonfire Chiropractic's vision is to create one of the healthiest communities in the world, starting right in the heart of our beautiful Treasure Valley, and to do it affordably.

About Us

Neurologically-based chiropractic. Bonfire Chiropractic‘s vision is to create one of the healthiest communities in the world, starting right in the heart of our beautiful Treasure Valley, and to do it affordably. Our patients come from all stages of life and varieties of health conditions. Dr. Barker’s gentle, neurologically-based scientific assessment identifies the cause of your discomfort, restoring a sense of well-being and overall quality of life.

There’s a Revolution in how people approach their healthcare. For decades, the only options people were given were chemical drugs and surgery. But the Bonfire Chiropractic has begun and it’s changing people’s lives.

Misalignments of joints in the body can inhibit the signals the brain is sending to the body through the nervous system. Chiropractic is simply the use of hands to correct misalignments within the spine and other joints of the body. When these corrections are made, the nervous system can go to work and cause the body to heal, just as it is naturally designed to!

At Bonfire Chiropractic

, we’re committed to getting to the root cause of your health issues.

Dr. Barker is a very skilled, intuitive, kind and patient practitioner. His staff is professional, friendly and informed. His office is relaxing and clean. 

Very, very impressed with Bonfire Chiropractic. Dr. Barker brings a strong knowledge of the nerves / nervous system to all aspects of his work. He has all the necessary equipment (x-ray, etc) to effectively diagnose and treat all areas of your body.

870 ★★★★★ Reviews and Counting!

Schedule a $69 New Patient Appointment at Bonfire 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.