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Crucial Coronavirus Statement Regarding Better Health Chiropractic clinics

The new coronavirus has changed everyone’s daily life. At Better Health Chiropractic and Physical Rehab, your health and safety, as well as the health and safety of our staff and doctors, are of the utmost importance. We know and understand your concerns regarding the ever-changing rules and protocols as new information develops. We are striving …

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5 Tips for Stopping Back Pain Before and After Your Period

5 Tips for Stopping Back Pain During Period

While most women are familiar with the abdominal cramps, PMS, and headaches that go along with their monthly cycle, not nearly as many are aware that the painful backache you suffer (sometimes before and/or after your monthly cycle)is not only a symptom of PMS, but that this problem can be almost entirely eliminated.  One study …

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How to Take Control of Your Carpal Tunnel Pain While Driving?

Taking Control of Your Carpal Tunnel Pain While Driving

When it comes to the pain of carpal tunnel syndrome, most people only think about computers or typing as being the source of pain. While this is true in many cases, carpal tunnel can also develop from any repetitive motion, gripping, bending at the wrist, or vibrations going through the wrist.  One area very few …

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19 Secrets Your Chiropractor Probably Won’t Talk About

19 Secrets Your Chiropractor Probably Won’t Talk About

We live better, richer lives than at any time in history. Even the great Kings of Egypt and ancient China did not have the luxuries that most of us consider commonplace today. We have machines and technology that makes life so easy, our ancestors would be jealous if they knew. Unfortunately, our modern-day lives have …

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Physical Therapy Modalities

13 Secrets You Aren’t Told about Physical Therapy Modalities

When you think about physical therapy or physical therapy modalities, what comes to mind? Torture chambers? People screaming in pain? Severely injured persons being worked over by a hulking, muscle bound figure? Don’t worry, you aren’t alone in those thoughts. Cartoons and films have gone a long way toward forming those types of images, but …

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9 Hacks to Build Healthy Habits in Wasilla

9 Hacks to Build Healthy Habits in Wasilla (#3 Is Fascinating!)

If you made a resolution to start eating healthier, making better health care decisions, and getting more exercise, you aren’t alone. Probably half of the residents of Wasilla have made similar decisions at the beginning of the year, and almost everyone has broken these resolutions already. Don’t feel badly about it. Research shows that it …

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21 Tips for Staying Healthy in Juneau Without Really Trying

21 Tips for Staying Healthy in Juneau Without Really Trying

Everyday it seems as if we are flooded with “new” ways to stay healthy. Today it’s this and tomorrow it’s that and we’ve lost count of the actual number of diet books on the shelves nowadays. When we are overwhelmed with information, much of it contradictory, we tend to just ignore almost all of it! …

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4 Ways Chiropractic Can Kill That Killer Shoulder Pain

When you think about your local chiropractor, what comes to mind? Back pain? Neck pain? Maybe sciatica or joint pain. Most people never seem to link chiropractic care with shoulder pain and yet, it remains one of the most effective ways to treat painful shoulders and arms. Common Shoulder Problems Some of the typical types …

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9 Methods to Stop Vertigo Once and For All!

9 Methods to Stop Vertigo Once and For All!

If you don’t know what vertigo is, chances are that you have felt it. That feelings of dizziness that makes you feel as though you will fall over with any movement. It sometimes also causes feelings of nausea. This is your senses trying to tell your brain that your body is off balance. The problem …

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Don’t Break the Bank- 8 Budget Friendly Valentine’s Ideas for Juneau

Don’t Break the Bank- 8 Budget Friendly Valentine’s Ideas for Juneau

It’s the same thing every year. By the 5th of January, we are inundated with Valentine’s day cards, offers for flowers, certificates (and reservation phone numbers) for restaurants, not to mention chocolate, chocolate, and more chocolate. Ugh. Don’t you get tired of the same old thing? We certainly do, but on the other hand, other …

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11 Fresh Ideas for Valentine’s Day in Wasilla

11 Fresh Ideas for Valentine’s Day in Wasilla

It’s Valentine’s day again, Wasilla, and whether you love it or hate it, you can’t avoid it. As if anyone could avoid those Valentine’s hearts and cards that have been in the stores since at least the 3rd of January! Many people end up stressed out over this little holiday because they feel like they …

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29 Secret Benefits of Massage Therapy Almost No One Talks About

29 Secret Benefits of Massage Therapy Almost No One Talks About

Is there anything sweeter than a really good massage? Massage therapy has to be one of life’s not-talked-about but most decadent pleasures, right up there with a good housekeeper and the perfect cup of coffee. Ok, maybe the housekeeper is a bit off, but you get the idea. Massage therapy has been around for centuries …

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5 Facts about Chiropractic Neck Adjustments the Media Won’t Tell You

5 Facts about Chiropractic Neck Adjustments the Media Won’t Tell You

There has certainly been a great deal of talk and speculation when it comes to chiropractic neck adjustments. If you’ve been reading news accounts, an actress suffered a stroke after receiving a neck adjustment at her chiropractor’s office. This was a rare and tragic event, but there is so much more to this story than …

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7 Things Everyone Gets but Nobody Wants in Their Head

7 Things Everyone Gets but Nobody Wants in Their Head

If you have children, chances are that you are already well acquainted with ear infections. Even as adults, ear infections and other problems related to the inner ear are fairly common. In the US, it’s estimated that 5 out of every 6 children have at least one ear infection by the time they are 3 …

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11 Quick Fixes for Overcoming Valentine’s Day Boredom in Anchorage

11 Quick Fixes for Overcoming Valentine’s Day Boredom in Anchorage

Valentine’s day is just around the corner and we can already hear the groans all over town. It isn’t that people don’t like the idea behind this day of love and showing appreciation for the one you love, but the standard Hallmark card, flowers, dinner, and a movie are so boring! All the restaurants in …

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Top 5 Unconventional Ways to Find Relief from Pinched Nerves

Top 5 Unconventional Ways to Find Relief from Pinched Nerves

Pinched nerves are, quite literally, a pain! Whether they are located in the neck, shoulder, arm, back, or knees, pinched nerves hurt like the dickens and often come with other symptoms, such as numbness. Who wants to have surgery to repair a pinched nerve? Exactly! No one! Most people don’t need surgery but by taking …

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One Effective and Proven Way to Feel Better in Just One Hour

One Effective and Proven Way to Feel Better in Just One Hour

For anyone who has ever had neck, back, shoulder, or knee pain, (and let’s be honest, who hasn’t?) you’ve probably considered many different ways to find pain relief. While there are plenty of over the counter pain relievers, creams, lotions, and balms that will ease simple muscle pain, what should you do if this pain …

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Why These Pinched Nerve Symptoms are Not What You Think They Are

Why These Pinched Nerve Symptoms are Not What You Think They Are

Have you ever been having a truly wonderful day and suddenly, everything changes? Maybe you were riding your bike or playing with your kids in the swimming pool. It was a beautiful day until your fingers and arm started to go numb. That tingling sensation, as if your arm had fallen asleep, but it doesn’t …

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6 Natural Remedies for Conquering Chronic Pain

6 Natural Remedies for Conquering Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is a serious problem for many Americans. An estimated 1 in 5 people deal with some type of chronic pain, making work, social engagements, and even family time a difficult, if not impossible task, especially for those with chronic back pain. What Is Chronic Pain? Chronic pain is any type of pain that …

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5 Reasons You Should Never Ignore a Pinched Nerve

Do Pinched Nerves Go Away on Their Own If Left Untreated?

Oh, those pinched nerves! Not quite the same thing as someone getting on your nerves, pinched nerves hurt a great deal more. What are typically called pinched nerves is actually pressure put on the tissue that surrounds a nerve, or when the nerve is irritated by inflammation. Pinched nerves typically cause numbness, tingling feelings, a …

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The Pros, Cons, And Everything You Want to Know about Spinal Decompression

The Pros, Cons, And Everything You Want to Know about Spinal Decompression

Are you one of the many Americans who are suffering from back pain and live in fear of the words “spinal decompression”? Or do you take the opposite attitude and find that you have a spare room in your home filled with inversion tables, boots, and similar devices but find that you still have back …

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Physical Therapy- What it Is and What it Isn’t

Physical Therapy- What it Is and What it Isn’t

Physical therapy seems like a fairly straight forward profession, correct? Rehabilitation exercises help to restore strength and range of motion after an injury, misuse, or overuse of certain parts of the body. Physical rehabilitation techs are the people you love to hate. They can cause you pain, they can push you harder than you dreamed …

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9 Ways to Make Exercising in Cold Temps Suck Less

9 Ways to Make Exercising in Cold Temps Suck Less (But Do So Safely)

It’s another winter in the US and for most of us, that means very little sun, very cold temps, and the increasing desire to chuck all exercise plans out the window until spring. Sound familiar? Sometimes, it feels as if winter will never end, that it’s too cold to exercise (or even leave the house) …

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7 Truths about Chiropractic Every Fibromyalgia Patient Should Know

7 Truths about Chiropractic Every Fibromyalgia Patient Should Know

One of today’s most common yet baffling chronic pain issues is fibromyalgia. The American College of Rheumatology estimates that 1 in every 50 Americans currently suffers from this disease. That number is most likely higher since many people suffer in silence or are never properly diagnosed. The exact cause of this disease is as of …

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