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Dr. James Whitaker, DO

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation ·  Male · Age 39

Dr. Whitaker

Idaho Joint and Spine

9510 W Fairview Ave Boise, ID 83704

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Dr. James Whitaker, DO is a physical medicine & rehabilitation specialist in Boise, ID and has been practicing for 5 years. He graduated from Kirksville College Of Osteopathic Medicine in 2010 and specializes in physical medicine & rehabilitation and osteopathic manipulative therapy.

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(208) 322-5922

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Dr. Whitaker's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Whitaker treats Fibromyalgia more than 83% of his peers

Dr. Whitaker treats this condition more than 83% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Deposition Disease-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Epstein Barr Virus-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Major Depressive Disorder-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Primary Fibromyalgia
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Secondary Fibromyalgia
  • Sleep Disturbance-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Tension Myositis-Related Fibromyalgia
Autoimmune Diseases

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Whitaker treats Autoimmune Diseases more than 69% of his peers

Dr. Whitaker treats this condition more than 69% of his peers

Neck Muscle Strain

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Whitaker treats Neck Muscle Strain more than 67% of his peers

Dr. Whitaker treats this condition more than 67% of his peers

Dr. Whitaker's conditions and procedures:

  • Accidental Injuries
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Antalgic Gait
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Midfoot
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Arthritis-Related Enthesitis
  • Arthropathy of Spinal Facet Joint
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Disorders
  • Back Injuries
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Biceps Tendinitis
  • Bone Disorders
  • Botox® for Cervical Dystonia
  • Botox® for Chronic Migraine
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Car Accident Injuries
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervicogenic Headache
  • Chronic Headache
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Classic Migraine
  • Cluster Headache
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Common Migraine
  • Complicated Migraine
  • Crystal Arthropathy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diagnostic Ultrasound
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Enthesopathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Extremity Ultrasound
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Injuries
  • Foot Sprain
  • Functional Orthotic
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Muscle Strain
  • Hand Pain
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Bursitis
  • Hypertension Headache
  • Injection
  • Injection of Tendon
  • Injection Therapy
  • In-Office Ultrasound
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Clicking
  • Joint Disorders
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Effusion
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Pain
  • Joint Stiffness
  • Joint Swelling
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Tendinitis
  • Kyphosis
  • Lordosis
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Manipulation Adjustment of Back and Neck
  • Menstrual Migraine
  • Migraine
  • Migraine, Hormone-Induced
  • Mild Headache
  • Motor Neuropathy
  • Motor Vehicle Accident
  • Muscle Contraction Headache
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Myofascial Pain
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Myopathic Gait
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Non-Cosmetic Botox® Injection
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT)
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Physical Disability
  • Pinched Nerve in Back
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Post-Traumatic Headache
  • Prosthetic
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Recurrent Headache
  • Rehabilitation After Stroke or Trauma
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scissoring Gait
  • Scoliosis
  • Seronegative Arthritis
  • Severe Headache
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Muscle Strain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Sprain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Soft Tissue Injections
  • Soft Tissue Massage
  • Somatic Pain
  • Spastic Gait
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine and Sports Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Rehabilitation Exercises
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sports Injuries of the Knee
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steppage Gait
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stroke Rehabilitation
  • Subacromial Bursitis
  • Tension Headache
  • Therapeutic Massage
  • Traumatic Amputation
  • Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Trochanteric Bursitis
  • Ulnar Neuropathy
  • Ultrasound, Musculoskeletal
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Visual Migraine
  • Wear and Tear Arthritis

About Me

Dr Whitaker believes in taking an integrated approach to improving function and quality of life.  He believes that every patient is unique and deserves a unique treatment plan.


  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy

Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation


University Of Missouri / Columbia Campus
Residency Hospital
Berkshire Medical Center
Internship Hospital
Kirksville College Of Osteopathic Medicine
Medical School
Undergraduate Osteopathic Manipulative Fellow-Kcom
Boise State University
Undergraduate School
Idaho School Of Massage


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I was referred to Dr. Whitaker after experiencing extreme pain in my right shoulder for several months. Dr Whitaker took his time checking out my shoulder and gave me an injection which in couple of days took away about 90% of the pain. I was very relieved. His office staff is great too!
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I had chronic migraines. I was at the point where I thought I would have to live the rest of my life in terrible pain. Dr. Whitaker listened, diagnosed, and treated me. He used multiple techniques to give me relief from the headaches and chronic neck and back pain. Everything he did helped me. His work is effective and his "bedside manner" is positive, and encouraging. His staff are very friendly, helpful and efficient. I sincerely recommend Dr. Whitaker to anyone needing pain relief.
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Made a huge difference in the frequency and duration of the Migraines. My family Dr. referred me and told he his approach was different and he was a little crazy but to give him a chance. The Migraines were out of control and getting worse and nothing was working. So I gave him a chance, I wasn't sure I believed him, but I gave it a chance and I had the first headache free day in 2 months. At this point we he dropped the migraines by over half and he made me a believer.
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The absolute best pain doctor I've even encountered since I started needing one in 2009. Very caring doesn't give up. Plus he's a chiropractor. I would change doctors ever. He deserves Best pain doctor of the year.
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I spent 4 weeks here as a medical student and witnessed what some people may consider miracles. I saw peoples chronic headaches go away and peoples chronic back, shoulder and neck pain disappear. Both my wife and I have gotten treatment and were extremely pleased with the results.
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I've had pain in my wrist for 7 or more years and Dr. Whitaker readjusted my wrist and I haven't had pain since. Dr. Whitaker is an excellent physician, funny, personable, and down to earth. The staff are friendly and welcoming. I would highly recommend this provider.
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Dr Whitaker is very friendly, personable, and knowledgeable. I had a headache for 3 days which caused severe insomnia and naseua. Dr Whitaker treated me for my headache in the morning, and by the afternoon I felt great and all my symptoms were gone!
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I had severe pain caused by protruding ribs. Dr. Whitaker did an awesome job helping me to be pain free within a few weeks. I highly recommend Dr. Whitaker to anyone with muscle, joint, or spine issues.
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I made an appointment by phone and was told to come in the next morning at 8:20 am. when I got there nobody was in Dr Whitaker's office, although there were people in Dr Prices office which share the same building and they phoned someone with Dr Whitaker's office and that person said that my appointment was the next day at 2:00 pm. So I told them that I had to drive over 100 miles to get there and that I lost $200 in wages plus fuel for the day. and that didn't seem to matter. STAY CLEAR!!!!!!!!
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