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Via the Alaska Back Pain Protocol (ABPP)

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That bad feeling that comes with back pain is something many Alaskans know all too well. After all, back pain is the most common reason for doctor visits. 

The pain can range from annoying to excruciating. And the longer you put off treatment, the more likely it is that the pain will become unbearable. 

Simple activities such as putting on shoes or petting the dog become nearly impossible. Quality of life declines, along with your mood and outlook. 

It’s more than just pain — it’s a change that seems to affect nearly every aspect of life. And it may seem like the only way out is through surgery

But it’s not. 


For the VAST majority of back pain sufferers, even severe back pain- surgery isn’t necessary. In fact, all non-surgical options should be exhausted before you consider surgery. 

And that’s what Better Health Alaska offers: comprehensive, proven, and trusted non-surgical back pain treatment

We’ve developed the Alaska Back Pain Protocol to treat back pain for both short- and long-term results. And we’ve helped over 9,000 Alaskans overcome their back pain over our 20+ years in this great state.

What sets us apart from other Alaska chiropractors? We provide faster, longer-lasting, and more affordable back pain treatment. 


Our proprietary protocol has helped over 11,000 Alaskans find relief from back pain. We do this using a proven combination of chiropractic adjustments, massage therapy, non-surgical spinal decompression, and physical therapy.

By combining these different modalities under one roof, we make sure you get the ultimate care without the hassle of visiting multiple offices.

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At Better Health Alaska, we take pride in getting you out of pain quickly. While we know that no two back pain patients are the same, we also know how to quickly determine and treat the cause of your back pain.

By offering physical medicine and safe, non-surgical and non-narcotic medical care, we’re a one-stop clinic for pain relief in Alaska. This combination means you’ll experience effective pain relief AND treatment of the root cause.

We don’t believe in masking the symptoms without addressing the underlying cause. This is why we do it all for our patients.

This is the basis for our proprietary Alaska Back Pain Protocol, which uses a proven combination of:

  • Chiropractic Care
  • Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression
  • Massage Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Rehabilitative Therapy

Using these treatment options, we formulate a treatment plan unique to the cause and symptoms of your back pain.

This is how we’ve helped over 9,000 Alaskans get rid of their back pain quickly during our 20+ years in Alaska. 

But it’s not just about temporary pain relief!

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While we do focus on getting you out of pain quickly, the main goal is to get to the root of the problem. 

This is how we provide longer-lasting neck pain relief to our patients. 

But how exactly do we do it?

We go above and beyond by actually communicating with you. Finding out when it started, how it happened, what issues you have been having, and ordering whatever tests are necessary to find out what’s really the cause of your neck pain.

You’re in on your treatment every step of the way. Our Doctors discuss the cause, treatment, and long-term outlook with you, making sure you understand the cause of your neck pain.  

Because when you understand what’s causing it and how to improve it, you can limit the impacts of it on your daily life

Plus, we make sure you get the tools to continue the treatment plan at home. 

We give you:

  • A neck pain home care kit
  • Home care exercises for long-term relief
  • Helpful tips to keep the pain away for good
  • A full understanding of what caused the issue and what you can do to prevent it

We find that communication and an effective, safe, and science-based treatment program are key to long-term relief for our neck pain patients. 

And it’s also cost-effective…


We accept many different insurance plans. Most of our insured patients pay anywhere from $0 to $25 per visit.

And our in-office staff will handle your insurance company for you. Everything from checking your insurance benefits for you and communicating costs along the way, to making sure you don’t get surprise bills. We make sure you know exactly how much everything will cost before you get into a treatment plan.

But what if you don’t have insurance?

We ‌provide affordable care if you don’t have insurance, or the insurance you ‌have doesn’t cover our care. 

We work with you to make sure your treatment is affordable, and as stress-free as possible. 

Book your appointment now and we’ll be happy to find a payment plan that works for you. 

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We accept most insurance plans, and some people even pay zero out-of-pocket costs. You don’t have to suffer from back pain any longer. Our proven protocol can help you get back to your pain-free life.

Questions About Your Insurance?

If you have private health insurance, let us check your
insurance for you!

  • Most people pay just $25 to $40 per visit.
  • Some copays are as little as $0.
  • All our fees cover chiropractic care, massage, AND physical therapy modalities- most even on the same visit.
  • Covered by Aetna? Aetna covers almost half of our patients. Our Aetna patient’s co-pays and insurance coverage are similar to in-network Blue Cross coverage.
  • Have Medicare? Medicare Part B plans now cover many chiropractic modalities.
  • Because of current insurance changes, we provide many services for free if your insurance doesn’t cover them.
  • If your care doesn’t seem affordable, talk to your doctor. We’ll get you the care you need at a price you can afford.


  • Relieves your back pain
  • Gives you better movement
  • Less time in pain = more time with family and friends
  • Gets you back to work
  • Allows you to play longer and harder
  • Helps prevent degenerative diseases in the spine and joints
  • Provides both short- and long-term benefits
  • Helps relieve pain and inflammation in other parts of the body too
  • It’s a pain-free treatment
  • Backed by hundreds of scientific studies
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It’s true: we’ve been helping Alaskans overcome their back pain since 2001. We were the first chiropractor to bring the IDD/DRS system to Alaska, and no one has more experience with this transformative technology. 

But don’t just take our word for it. See what our patients are saying about the Alaska Back Pain Protocol.

“I have been a patient at Better Health since their first year in practice (20 + years) and Dr. Wells and his team of chiropractors and clinic staff are always top notch. They treat their patients like family and truly are attentive to my needs. As a patient who has struggled with herniated discs and now just getting old, I will not go anywhere else. Many thanks to the Better Health Team.”

-Matt S. 

“Amazing! I feel like I have a new back. Pretty sure my sinuses are also opened now. Highly recommend. It’s a one stop place everything from X-rays to state of the art equipment designed to get you to a pain free place of being.”

-Toya P.

“I went in with primarily lower back pain that had been pestering me for about a year. They took x-rays of my lower back, and found that I had an old back injury that didn’t heal properly. They put me through some physical therapy and realignment. Now after about 3 months, I can move around and live my life again. Lifting things, touching my toes, and even sleep are easy again. I really recommend this chiropractic office, and the staff there are amazing.”

Rebecca L.

Join thousands of Alaskans who’ve already experienced the benefits of the Alaska Back Pain Protocol. Contact us now to book your appointment!

Experience the best of physical medicine and non-surgical, non-narcotic medical care at Better Health Alaska!


Better Health Chiropractic Anchorage

8840 Old Seward Hwy, Suite E, Anchorage, AK 99515 (in the South Anchorage Retail Plaza, near Walmart, south of the Dimond Center)

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Get to know Dr. Brent Wells

Dr. Brent Wells, D.C. founded Better Health Chiropractic & Physical Rehab with his amazing wife Coni in Anchorage in 1998. He received his B.S. from the University of Nevada (where they met), and his doctorate from the Western States Chiropractic College in Portland, Oregon. When he isn’t with his family, building his ongoing professional education, or helping folks at the clinic, he’s either doing something community-centered or playing blues/rock guitar.
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The Alaska Back Pain Protocol



After his treatment at Better Health Chiropractic & Physical Rehab, Dan joked he was able to leap tall buildings, dodge bullets, and balance his checkbook. “In all seriousness though, my overall physical abilities have been restored.” Before seeking help at Better Health, Dan was experiencing extreme pain in his lower back. “I was walking like an 80-year-old. All my activities were restricted.” Having had previous success with the DRS low back pain treatment, Dan knew it worked and came back. In addition to the DRS treatment, Dan received physical therapy and MCU neck pain therapy which completely eradicated his pain. “It was outstanding treatment and had highly professional and personable care. DRS has worked for me twice now.”

– Dan R

After her car accident, Mary Jane was in pain every day. She couldn’t sit for very long before her lower back would go numb. Her neck hurt while reading and she got headaches when using the computer, something which impacted her work performance. She even had to turn her entire body to check her side mirror while driving because turning her head was simply too painful. After a month of living in pain and trying to minimize it with painkillers, Mary Jane found Better Health Chiropractic & Physical Rehab. After a treatment course including chiropractic care, rehabilitative therapy, and massage therapy, Mary Jane was well on her way to recovery. Her posture improved, she could read without pain, and her headaches had decreased significantly. Best of all, she could finally turn her head painlessly again while driving. “I believe in chiropractic care more than ever. It helped me and it will help you, too. Better Health offers excellent care you can feel.”

– Marry Jane

Stephanie was suffering from numbness and shooting pain in her arm. She even had neck pain which was causing debilitating migraines and headaches. In addition to all of this, Stephanie had to deal with sharp shooting pain in her lower back. “I tried not to let it keep me from my hobbies or daily activities, but I guess it did. I did not swim as much and I had trouble sleeping. I did not read as often due to headaches and stiffness.” Stephanie had tried medications and had seen a chiropractor in the past, but hadn’t gotten the relief she was seeking until she came to Better Health Chiropractic & Physical Rehab. Her treatment plan (which blended chiropractic care, physical therapy, and massage therapy) gave her significant pain relief and also helped her improve her long-term health so she could avoid surgery and other invasive treatments. “The Better Health staff was excellent in providing total care. They were flexible with my schedule and I was able to get in and out when needed. I even enjoyed and looked forward to most of my visits!”

– Stephanie Foote

Vicki was in constant agony. She suffered from pain radiating throughout her legs, lower back, and neck. To relieve it, Vicki tried to medicate herself with painkillers every four hours. “I wasn’t able to sit long, I couldn’t hike more than a quarter-mile, and I couldn’t stand on both feet at the same time. I was in pain!” Her father and brother both had surgery in the past, but Vicki believed chiropractic care could help her avoid it. When her daughter recommended Better Health Chiropractic & Physical Rehab, Vicki made an appointment. At Better Health, Vicki received chiropractic care, rehabilitative therapy, and the DRS low back pain treatment and was pleased with the results. “I have never used the DRS before, but I ended up looking forward to the treatments which made working possible. I have lost a few pounds because of being able to move and therefore feel better. I am able to hike more often and go on bike rides. When I feel discomfort, I know how to move and stretch to make my body work better.” Vicki also claims the staff was a joy to be around – “They were very gentle, encouraging, and positive.”

– Vicki Workman

Casey had lived with her low and mid-back pain for 15 years. Pain management injections hadn’t worked and physical therapy alone hadn’t offered lasting results. Besides this, a disctrode procedure didn’t provide relief. Despite all of these treatments, she still couldn’t walk her dog and had to learn to operate her sewing machine with her left foot. She couldn’t sit or stand for more than 10 minutes without experiencing pain and she avoided driving and climbing stairs unless she absolutely had to. Her life finally began to change after she sought help at Better Health Chiropractic & Physical Rehab. Her treatment plan, which incorporated chiropractic care, physical therapy, massage therapy, and the DRS low back pain treatment, brought Casey pain relief and many other benefits. The stay-at-home mom said her energy level increased, her posture and appearance improved, and she can do things she wasn’t able to before. “There are many options one can choose from at Better Health. The staff seemed concerned about the health of individuals and they are willing to change treatments if needed.”

– Casey Youngberg

Injections, traction, medication – none of it worked. For five years, William had experienced pain in his lower back, abdomen, and knees. It kept him from sitting or standing comfortably and he was sometimes reduced to simply lying on his stomach. It wasn’t until William came to Better Health Chiropractic & Physical Rehab that he found a solution that actually worked. The Better Health staff developed a multi-disciplinary treatment plan for William that incorporated chiropractic care, physical therapy, massage therapy, and the DRS low back pain treatment. “Slowly and steadily I was able to return to my normal daily activities as if I was never hurt.” Today, William enjoys improved mobility and abdominal strength, as well as superb long-term health. He said Better Health also helped him avoid surgery, prevent reinjury, and allowed him to continue working. “I like Better Health’s full-on, multi-faceted plan to recovery and their approach to overall health.”

– William A

Charlotte had been living with low back pain since her first child was born 24 years ago. But it was the additional pain she experienced after a car accident that finally brought her to Better Health Chiropractic & Physical Rehab. “Before I came to Better Health, I couldn’t play on the floor with my four-year-old or even do yard work. Standing hurt my lower back and sleeping was hard. I woke up at least three times a night with back pain.” That all changed with the chiropractic care, physical therapy, and massage therapy Charlotte received at Better Health. After her treatment, Charlotte said she had made a 100% recovery. She also found that the care improved her long-term health, helped her avoid invasive treatments, prevented reinjury, allowed her to continue working, and saved her money. “I was very afraid to have my neck and back ‘popped’, but it worked so well. I should have come years ago. I tell everyone about Better Health.”

– Charlotte

Julie came into Better Health Chiropractic & Physical Rehab with severe neck pain. She left her treatment with more confidence and a significant improvement in how she felt. Julie’s injuries stemmed from a car accident and her pain had been keeping her from sitting comfortably, driving safely, and playing with her daughter. The staff at Better Health was able to help by implementing a multidisciplinary treatment plan of chiropractic care, rehabilitative therapy, and massage therapy. Afterward, Julie declared her posture and long-term health improved and she felt 100% better. “I am very pleased with the care and treatment I have received.”

– Julie Counter

Josh had been seeking help at another chiropractic facility for his hip and low back pain, but just wasn’t getting the results he was looking for. “A significant difference in the care that I was provided with at Better Health compared to the other chiropractic center, I believe, had to do with the time staff members took to listen to my concerns and feedback.” For about 10 months, Josh had experienced pain in his hips and lower back making it hard for him to enjoy his hobbies and to do basic daily activities. After receiving chiropractic care, rehabilitative therapy, and the DRS low back treatment at Better Health, Josh said it made a 100% improvement. “They provided me with long-term activities to complete that will help me regulate my own pain and wellness. The staff at Better Health treated me very well throughout my treatment. The staff members listened and adjusted my treatment based on my feedback and progress. I have recommended Better Health to close friends and co-workers.”

– Josh Fremin

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Better Health Alaska has helped thousands of Alaskans just like you using the proven Alaska Back Pain Protocol (ABPP) method.

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The Alaska Back Pain Protocol (ABPP)

The Alaska Back Pain Protocol (ABPP) is a proprietary technique that has been effective in helping thousands of Alaskans overcome their back pain. It offers a unique strategy for treating low back pain for long-term results. Our experts combine these three things to increase the effectiveness of each procedure:  

1. Chiropractic Care
2. Massage Therapy
3. Physical Rehabilitation Therapy
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Better Health Chiropractic & Physical Rehab

Anchorage office:   8840 Old Seward Highway, Suite E Anchorage