Tuesday, June 13, 2017


IN8 Family Chiropractic and Dr. Barney Roca are available Monday thru Saturday by appointment. Please call 360.510.6000 to schedule your appointment today.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Frequently Asked Questions

For your convenience the most common questions are answered right here. If you would like immediate assistance or have additional questions please call 360-510-6000.

What is Chiropractic care?

Chiropractic is a science, art and philosophy that respects the human body's own innate ability to heal.   Chiropractors like Dr. Roca believe that the structure of the human body is directly related to its function. Bad posture, subluxations and other distortions of the human frame distort the functions of the human body.  A crooked spine cannot work as efficiently or as effectively as a straight spine. Chiropractic care is the correction of spinal subluxations and improvement of the human frame with corrective adjustments. 

What is a Subluxation?

A bone or joint in the body that is not aligned properly and interferes with the normal function of the body is a Subluxation. Chiropractors can vary on how to best correct a subluxation but the identification and removal of a subluxation is common to all Chiropractic adjustments.

What is an Adjustment?

The adjustment is the manner in which the Chiropractor corrects or removes the subluxation. This is where the most diversity can be found among Chiropractors.  There are many different techniques that can be used but all have the same goal of correcting the subluxation. At IN8 Family Chiropractic Dr. Roca uses range of Chiropractic techniques to serve as many different people as possible from the expecting mother and newborn baby to the greatest of Great Grandmothers and everyone in between. Dr. Roca utilizes the traditional 100+ year old chiropractic techniques as well as new technology that allows him to correct the subluxation using very little force to move the bone or even techniques that use no force at all.

Is Chiropractic right for me?

Chiropractic is a safe and effective alternate approach to healthcare. It is true that Chiropractic care is not for everyone in every situation but if you have been to the medical doctor and not getting the results you desire try Chiropractic. It should be safer than any medicine the MD can prescribe without any of the potential side effects. If you do not like the idea of taking medicines or would like to try and avoid surgery try Chiropractic.  The doctor of Chiropractic above all else will not cause you any harm. If you are one of the very few people that cannot get adjusted or benefit from a Chiropractic adjustment they will not adjust you and make sure you get to the proper doctor to get the care you need.

Do kids get adjusted?

Absolutely! Dr. Roca has helped newborn babies after traumatic birth process recover, colicky babies, babies that feed only on one side, or learning to walk and fall down stairs. We have seen little guys after they face plant riding their first skateboard, after going over the handlebars for the first time, or when big brother tackles little sister teaching her to play football. One word, Trampolines.
Kids are tough and they do not need to get adjusted very often. Dr. Roca's approach is very simple, "If they ain't broke, don't try to fix them." That doesn't mean they never get adjusted. A child should never limp, they should never have back pain or experience unexplained pain. Children with these symptoms should all get checked by their Chiropractor. 
Here are something to look for that would indicate your kid needs an adjustment.
Babies that only feed on one side or don't like to turn their head in one or both directions or never seem totally comfortable.
Toddles that limp, have sensitive spots that hurt when touched or they hold and rub their their back often.
Preschool age and beyond; these kids should not have back pain. If they complain that their back hurts it is worth finding out why. Same with limping. If they fall and smack their knee sure they might limp for a day or two but an unexplained or a persistent limp, painful or not, should be investigated further. Headaches can occur in kids just like adults but if you notice them being frequent or sever, find out why.

What Chiropractic techniques do you use at IN8?

Dr. Roca uses a variety of Chiropractic technique to serve as wide a range of patients as possible. He has taken special post graduate training in caring for expecting mothers, new born babies, children with special needs and completed advanced training in Activator, Gonstead, Websters, Drop Table (Thompson), Sports Injuries, Cox flexion distraction and Spinal Decompression in addition to traditional Chiropractic adjustments are all used regularly at IN8 family Chiropractic.

Dr. Barney Roca's Chiropractic Story

My Chiropractic Story starts as a 6 year old child eager to help my mother with total and complete abandonment of safety and forethought.
The family was working outside in the yard using a various lawn and garden tools when the skies darkened, the wind picked up and rain began to fall. We needed to gather the tools and get them into the barn. The only urgency to accomplishing this task was in my own mind as I quickly ran to pick up tools and tripped on a tree root in the process falling on my face.  The corner of my eye first hit the corner of a steel wheelbarrow full of dirt and stone, breaking my face.
That is when the headaches started. Throbbing head crushing migraines that were not only excruciatingly painful but also resulted in blurred vision, sensitivity to light and vomiting. My mother took me everywhere in the next few years. Doctors prescribed drugs that didn’t work. Nothing would prevent the headaches from starting or take them away once they began. Regardless of how small or large the pills they prescribed maybe or what effect they may have had.  We tried eyeglasses, special diets and various medications. One doctor told me I was allergic to the sun and should try to avoid it. Another said I was hypoglycemic (low blood sugar) and had me eat high doses of sugar. Nothing seemed to help.
It wasn’t until my early 20’s when I first heard the word, Chiropractic. When a migraine is coming there is an aura. In my case it was this strange feeling of slight nausea with tightness in my neck and shoulders and a slight throbbing pain behind my right eye. I had literally suffered through hundreds if not thousands of migraines that all started this way. Once they had begun nothing had ever taken it away. The only treatment was a cool, quiet, dark room and about 10 hours of extreme pain and vomiting but this day was different. This time I was at a party. When the symptoms started I told my friends that I wasn’t feeling well and should get home soon. That’s when a friend told me about Chiropractic.
I had no idea what Chiropractic or an adjustment was but this party was being hosted by a group of Chiropractic students. The word Chiropractic meant nothing to me but one of the students was seeing patients and graduating in a few months. He told me that a Subluxation could be the cause of my headache. The conversation became complicated with words I did not understand like chiropractic, subluxation and adjustment but it was obvious that the fastest way home was to let this soon to be doctor give me an adjustment.
I got on his table, he looked at me feet and felt my neck. He found this little bump that was tender and said, “There it is.” He gently pushed the bone over, there was a popping sound and then a rush of relaxation started at the top of my head and washed over my entire body. It was gone. Just like that, for the first time in my life the migraine went away.
At that moment I became a Chiropractic patient and advocate. It was shocking to me that this simple approach to health was not well known. How could I have suffered for all those years when this simple solution was never an option? My mother must have spent thousands of dollars on medications and doctor appointments that didn’t help at all. I suffered a mechanical injury, falling on my face, why wouldn’t a mechanical solution be considered by all these doctors? Eventually that frustration led to me becoming a Chiropractor with a real passion to share this safe and simple solution to stop pain and suffering.
Thank you for reading my Chiropractic story.
Dr. Barney Roca


  • Cindy A. A place I will ALWAYS return to! Ive been going to IN8 regularly since moving to Bellingham. I have seen the staff only cheerful, willing to help in any way they can. The adjustments are wonderful, painless and long lasting. The massages are amazing. I know that I can ask questions of Dr. Roca and this just adds to my comfort when there.   
  • Daisy W. Dr. Barney has been my Doc for nearly a year! We have strengthened my back and neck. I have my set of stretching and flexibility exercises. I am much better and relieved as a result. Thank you!!!  
  • Crystal S.  I love going here. I get go service and at a good price. IN8 always has good coupons and flexible appointment times. They are also open on Saturday which is great for my hubby because he works all throw the week. Thanks again for a wonderful job on my poor hips and neck. 
  • Alexis R Barney at IN8 Chiropractic is awesome! I started coming to him for adjustments during the third trimester of my pregnancy, and I have been coming back ever since (I am 9 months post partum now). Barney is always so friendly and welcoming, and he always gives you helpful tips and tricks to keep you well and happy. I started bringing my family to IN8 Chiropractic for adjustments, and we wouldnt go anywhere else. We love you Barney! 
  •  Karen S. It was GREAT!!! My back was kinked up when I went in, but after that adjustment Barney Roca, I walked out feeling GOOD! that is why I keep going back! 
  • Jen Dr. Roca is caring, knowledgeable and willing to work around my schedule. I have seen him for over 3 years now, and he has helped me immensely with my pain and mobility issues, including a motor vehicle accident. His office is clean and comfortable, and he has wonderful staff! I highly recommend him to anyone facing issues that chiropractic can help with. His $129 a month special for unlimited adjustments is a great benefit for those of us who do not have chiropractic coverage! Thanks! 
  • Mrs P. Dr Roca is an excellent chiropractor. He has helped me immensely over the last several years, including a motor vehicle accident, and with pain and mobility issues. He is caring, compassionate and knowledgeable. His office is open convenient hours, and he has great staff. He runs a $129 month unlimited chiropractic adjustment offer which is of GREAT help for those of us with less-than-stellar insurance coverage  I would highly recommend that you stop in and see him for any of your chiropractic needs! 
  • Cara G. Dr. Roca has a very confident hand.  I always feel so much better after my adjustments.  Before I started working at IN8 I had only had one adjustment but now I get them all the time and its really made a difference in the way I feel.  IN8 is also a great place to work.  I feel at home here and I love seeing the patients who return on a regular basis.  Everyone is so friendly and welcoming.
  • Kate L.   I had never been to a chiropractor so I was nervous at first. Just walking into his office made me feel at ease. Dr. Roca was very welcoming. While I was telling him where I was feeling pain and stiffness, I could tell he really cared. During the adjustment, he was very calm, which instantly relaxed me. I hadnt felt that relaxed in a really long time. When the adjustment was over, my whole body felt 110 times better. I felt taller, my stiffness was gone and I had no more pain. His professionalism, his knowledge and the way he made me feel comfortable were reassuring. I would highly recommend Dr. Roca to anyone I know.   
  • Brian B. As a fairly recent arrival to the area, I was really nervous when my back began causing me pain. While I had a great chiropractor in my previous location, it took me considerable time and experimentation to find him. This was a process that I was loathe to repeat.Imagine my surprise when my first try netted me Dr. Roca and company. His office is fairly unique, both in open floor plan and operation. I am thrilled with the time and concern that Dr. Roca spends with me and other clients. He is very well versed in all manner of holistic and medical information, and can advise or refer.I am also quite pleased with the prices offered for treatment. Currently, I have no medical insurance, but I pay a VERY reasonable price for my treatment. Bottom line: Dr. Roca and the associated massage therapists in his practice seem truly concerned with the health and well being of their patients.  
  • Radley M. What a life saver.  I tweaked my back to the point of barely being able to move.  I walked in the office in such pain and they saw what I was dealing with, took me in and worked wonders on me to get me back on my feet again.  I purchased the monthly plan as I saw this as an investment in my health.  They are so accommodating and great to ensure I learn how to take care of myself to ensure future health of my back and body.  Seems strange that they would teach me some steps to stretch when most would just accept the appointments and take your money.  I highly recommend then for all your aches and pains.   Thanks!  
  • Briana K  I went here to get a free massage and postural analysis. This practice has a warm atmosphere and Dr. Roca is friendly and professional. I ended up getting an adjustment. There is a naturopathic, positive philosophy here that puts a person at ease. I had a great experience and would recommend it to anyone. The rates are great if you are a student, and the incredible massage was not what I expected to get for free!  

  • Johnny M. Dr. Barney Roca is an excellent chiropractor.  He is knowledgeable of all joints in the body.   My favorite thing about him is he isnt trying to get rich, but genuinely cares about us.