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Dr. Brent Wells

Dr. Brent Wells has been a trusted chiropractor since moving his family from Oregon to Alaska back in 1998 and founded Better Health Chiropractic & Physical Rehab – B.S. from Univ. of Nevada, Doctorate from Western States Chiropractic College, volunteer for Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Foundation, and member of the American Chiropractic Association. As a chiropractor his focus is on family, including his 3 children and wife of 20+ years, his clinics, and ongoing education.

Trapezius Muscle Spasm

7 Secrets to Getting Rid of Trapezius Muscle Spasm

Muscles allow you to do basic movements, like chew and breathe. The trapezius muscle is one of your largest making it susceptible to injuries and spasms. A trapezius muscle spasm is when the trapezius starts to contract. This muscle group is situated around your neck and shoulders and is used to move your scapula (shoulder …

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Understanding Dowager’s Hump and How To Fix It

Understanding Dowager’s Hump and How To Fix It

Your spine is what allows you to move and stay flexible. If not maintained, it can run into some problems, such as Dowager’s hump.  Dowager’s hump, also known as kyphosis, is a condition that causes the upper spine to curve. This gives you a slight hunchback appearance. Depending on its severity, it can usually be …

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What is Considered a Large Herniated Disc?

What is Considered a Large Herniated Disc?

Herniated discs are a frequent problem that can cause excruciating side effects. While they’re common, they can sometimes be difficult to treat, especially if they’re large. A large herniated disc is considered to be over 3mm. Its size can make the disc slip out of place and start pressing on nearby nerves. Over time, this …

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Can Chiropractic Care Boost Your Immune System?

Can Chiropractic Care Boost Your Immune System?

There is a claim gaining ground that chiropractic care can help you maintain better overall health and wellness. This is all fine to say, but is there any proof of this? Does chiropractic care boost your immune system? Studies show that chiropractic care can, in fact, boost your immune system. There are several possible reasons …

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Yes, A Chiropractor Can Help You Lose Weight

Yes, A Chiropractor Can Help You Lose Weight

No, there’s no magic bullet involved. But there are tried and true methods that can help you lose weight through pain relief, exercise, and nutrition. Many people think only of back pain when they think of a chiropractor. But, research shows that chiropractors can help with more than just your back pain. Chiropractors can also …

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What Is Lumbago? All The Things You Should Know

What Is Lumbago? All The Things You Should Know

Lumbago – it’s a serious problem that can cause excruciating pain. While common, many are concerned when its symptoms start to appear. Lumbago ( or low back pain) is a condition that strikes the lower spine. Many times, it’s due to an injury. Depending on how bad it is, the pain can range anywhere from …

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4 Best Treatments for Loss of Balance In the Elderly

4 Best Treatments for Loss of Balance In the Elderly

Loss of balance among people 65 or over is a common occurrence. It is one of the top reasons for falls among the elderly. Preventing and treating balance problems take many different forms, depending on the cause of the issue. Dizziness, inner-ear problems, musculoskeletal problems, medication interactions, and dietary habits can all cause balance problems …

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5 Natural Fixes to Scoliosis — No Surgery Required!

5 Natural Fixes to Scoliosis — No Surgery Required!

Whether you’re dealing with adult scoliosis or you have a child that is showing a lateral curvature of the spine, scoliosis can be scary. Many physicians take the “wait and watch” approach for children, but there are risks to this approach. There are better ways to deal with scoliosis. That’s why we want to share …

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Can a Chiropractor Sign Short-Term Disability for Time Off Work?

Can a Chiropractor Sign Short-Term Disability for Time Off Work?

Navigating the world of short-term disability requirements can be difficult. This fact is compounded when you’re injured, in pain, or ill. The last thing you need is to visit the wrong kind of doctor that isn’t eligible to sign you off work. That’s why we get questions about chiropractors singing people off work for short-term …

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The Dangers of Delayed Whiplash: How Worse Does It Get?

The Dangers of Delayed Whiplash: How Worse Does It Get?

There’s nothing fun about a car accident. Even minor accidents can cause problems, especially in the neck area. Unfortunately, whiplash symptoms don’t always show up right away. When whiplash symptoms don’t occur right away, it’s called delayed whiplash. And, depending on its severity, it can be dangerous. Whiplash symptoms can show up anywhere from 24 …

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Best Chiropractic Treatments for Shoulder Impingement

Best Chiropractic Treatments for Shoulder Impingement

Like most other joints in the body, the shoulder is subject to different irritations, injuries, and issues. Shoulder impingement is common, but it’s also often confused with other shoulder issues. In order to properly treat impingement syndrome, you must first identify it as such. Most shoulder impingements do not require surgery. Conservative treatments, like chiropractic …

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5 Natural Ways to Relieve Sciatica During Pregnancy

5 Natural Ways to Relieve Sciatica During Pregnancy

Sciatica is incredibly common during pregnancy. It can be so bad that some women have trouble walking even a short distance. Plus, sleeping is hard enough during pregnancy— it’s nearly impossible when you add sciatica to the mix.  Fortunately, there are a number of natural ways to relieve sciatica during pregnancy. Keeping yourself and the …

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7 Secrets to Release Muscle Knot in Your Shoulder

7 Secrets to Release Muscle Knot in Your Shoulder

Muscle knots are an irritating problem that can happen anywhere in your body, especially your shoulders. The good news is muscle knots can be easily released. By using various techniques, such as chiropractic massage, you can heal your body. This article will explore a few other ways you can release one. Muscle Knot Symptoms This …

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Feeling Weird Due to Toxic Release After Chiropractic Adjustment?

Feeling Weird Due to Toxic Release After Chiropractic Adjustment?

Your body might feel a little weird after a chiropractic adjustment. Don’t worry though – this is completely normal. Many times it’s the result of toxic release. Toxic release occurs after a chiropractic adjustment because it flushes harmful particles out of your body. As these toxins move out of your bloodstream, they will make you …

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4 Chiropractic Neck Adjustment Techniques

4 Types of Chiropractic Neck Adjustment Techniques

Many people turn to chiropractic care to help ease neck pain. You might be interested to learn more about these adjustments. There are four main types of chiropractic neck adjustment techniques. These use various methods to provide pain relief. This article will explore more behind these common techniques.  1) Cervical Mobilization Cervical mobilization focuses on …

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What Happens if a Torn Rotator Cuff Goes Untreated?

What Happens if a Torn Rotator Cuff Goes Untreated?

The shoulder is a complex joint. Pain in the shoulder area can be caused by many different things, but one of the most common is a torn rotator cuff. Diagnosis and outlook for rotator cuff tears vary depending on the extent of the injury. For most, the pain and weakness aren’t enough to seek immediate …

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9 Tips to Sleep With Upper Back Pain Comfortably

8 Tips to Sleep With Upper Back Pain Comfortably

Upper back pain, although not as common as lower back pain, can easily keep you up at night. Whether you’re having trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, there are some things you can do to sleep comfortably with upper back pain. The most common causes of upper back pain include using the wrong type of …

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pinched nerve after waking up

How to Sleep With Pinched Nerve in Neck, Back, and Shoulder?

Chances are you’ve awoken to pain, numbness, or weakness. Whether you’ve slept in a bed, a couch, or even on the floor, a pinched nerve could be the culprit. Here’s everything you need to know about a pinched nerve from sleeping wrong. The body has a system of nerves running through it. Some nerves are …

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