Welcome to Better Health Chiropractic & Physical Rehab’s 2 Anchorage locations! We treat a wide range of people, including all ages and conditions (especially auto-related in the winter months). We offer easy access to friendly high-quality chiropractic care and physical rehab.
Having opened its doors in 2002, the doctors call the South clinic our corporate office because it’s in the ‘big city.’ Our North/East clinic is considered our flagship location and began welcoming our first patients in 1998! We welcome patients to check out both clinics in Anchorage and choose what is most convenient to their homes and workplaces.
|Name||Better Health Chiropractic & Physical Rehab|
8840 Old Seward Hwy., Suite E, Anchorage, AK 99515
|Phone (New Patients)||877-346-5255|
We’re located east of the Walmart Supercenter, just south of the Dimond Center across 88th Ave. off Old Seward Hwy. We share a building with BTY Dental and Play It Again Sports. They’re great neighbors!
Along with our flagship clinic in North Anchorage, the decision to build a second clinic off Old Stewart Hwy. to the south was really decided by the community. Some of our elderly patients needed a more convenient location, as did people with long work commutes.
Like our other locations, we’re totally outfitted to provide the full range of chiropractic care services, along with chiropractic massage therapy and physical rehabilitation modalities. From the Alaska Back Pain Protocol and chiropractic adjustments to helping you with your posture through everyday life, Better Health Chiropractic & Physical Rehab is friendly and available.
Learn more below about our resident chiropractors, services, and the specific conditions we treat. Or, take the bull by the horns and stop by if you’re close. If it’s before 4 pm, you can call and make an appointment and be seen today. See you soon!
We’ve shaped the hours of our South Anchorage and North/East Anchorage chiropractic clinics around the local rhythm of the city. Our 2 Anchorage clinics offer the same hours for the benefit of our patients.
Hailing from Plainfield, Indiana, Dr. Nicholas McCarty, D.C. got his core education through an undergraduate program in Columbia, Missouri and Logan University. Since then he has taught anatomy & physiology to nursing students for years and been an integral part of the Better Health Chiropractic family here in Alaska. When he isn’t in the clinic or with his significant other (they met in grad school), he’s either playing with his dogs or restoring old American motor cars (a 69 Rambler and a 76 Gremlin are two examples).
Whether you visit our clinic in Wasilla, Juneau, or either Anchorage location, you’ll find we’re prepared to design a cutting-edge treatment program for you that incorporates elements of chiropractic care, chiropractic massage therapy, and physical rehabilitation. Click any section below to learn more about our specific chiropractic treatments.
In Anchorage, we know how to work hard and get out and play hard! Right? Since 1998 Better Health Chiropractic has introduced innovative new pain relief solutions, designed the Alaska Back Pain Protocol, and helped people with a huge list of conditions, both common and uncommon. Click on any icon below or head to our general Conditions Treated by Chiropractors page to learn more.
Anchorage supports a vibrant community of chiropractors, massage professionals, and rehabilitation therapists. Better Health Chiropractic welcomes clients with friendly staff members, amazing doctors, and multiple treatment options. Convenience and pain relief!
Getting started may seem daunting for new Anchorage patients seeking chiropractic care. However, we are here to help with the paperwork, too. We’ll make your experience a comfortable one. Check out our “What to Expect at Your First Chiropractic Appointment” page. It outlines what your initial exam includes, potential diagnostic tests, and more.
You can also check insurance coverage and we’ll determine your benefits and coverage before you arrive or request an appointment. We also have the following PDFs below you can print out.
Over the last 20 years Better Health Chiropractic & Physical Rehab has been privileged to touch the lives of many thousands of families in Alaska. To see what kinds of impacts we’ve made, feel free to browse our 200+ patient reviews and testimonials.
Whenever possible, it’s good to see a chiropractor at least once in a while for general checkups and preventative purposes. Otherwise, most people schedule an appointment when they experience muscle or joint-related pain or have unexplained lower back pain. More recently, a big reason has to do with corrective posture measures due to work-related conditions from to construction to chronic sitting. There are plenty of reasons to come visit a Better Health Chiropractic & Physical Rehab clinic!
Chiropractic care (non-surgical, and often drug-free) is focused on musculoskeletal conditions, how they relate to your central nervous system and impact a patient’s overall health. It’s complex, and we could go super-deep into it, but in essence when you’re dealing with back pain/problems, shoulder pain, or issues that involve your knee/arm joints, or you’re experiencing headaches – chiropractic care is a safe and reliable approach to addressing the issue(s).
Well, of course, it depends on the nature of what you’re dealing with. We tend to veer away from narrow single-treatment programs. At Better Health Chiropractic we work to customize programs that incorporate elements of chiropractic care, chiropractic massage therapy, and physical rehab needed to increase your quality of life, reduce pain, and restore health. Our clinics are fully outfitted to provide a wide range of services targeting lower back pain and related issues.
This is such a great question. It’s shocking how popular online back cracking videos are. Just watching chiropractors use spinal decompression and slight force to produce those cracks feels good! In these videos, the chiropractor is working to realign bones and give the patient a fuller range of motion. Sometimes thought of as ‘un-sticking’ joints, this process causes a cavitation (the pop!), which is a release of gas. Your joints produce gas processing nutrients and lubricant fluid. Joints can get stuck, causing pressure to build. When a chiropractic adjustment is performed the tension is released. This also allows the lubricant to return to the joint – relief!
The basic roadmap goes like this, but it can vary by state:
Once we look at the symptoms of your neck pain and establish the cause through an examination, or x-rays if needed, we’ll design a treatment plan that could be anything from a quick spinal adjustment, to a mixture of comprehensive chiropractic care, neck exercises, and massage therapy. We’ll also talk about ways to improve your lifestyle to reduce neck pain, shoulder pain, and back pain.
Okay, so you understand that your brain and central nervous system use your spine to send nerve signals (communicate) and control your body. Well, when a vertebra gets stuck or there is some kind of misalignment that affects this nerve communication between brain and body, that’s a subluxation. The body responds to these with an assortment of inflammation, muscle spasms, tightening, and so forth which impacts the surrounding nerves. Chiropractors use adjustment techniques to correct them and restore proper communication.
Differences between a chiropractor and a general massage therapist range from a substantial difference in schooling to the variations in the scope of each of the two professions. Again, chiropractic care offers treatments that can address a wide variety of medical conditions having to do with the spine, joints and central nervous system, while general massage therapy works with the musculature.
Sure! Pediatric chiropractic care is increasingly popular here in ‘the West’ as more and more children are benefitting greatly from chiropractic screenings to maintain optimal spinal or neuromuscular balance. What, you don’t think babies have a rough time during birth? You don’t think kids can injure their backs or develop bad habits in their youth? How about the ways chiropractic care or chiropractic massage can benefit them in school or in sports? If you’re curious, feel free to contact our nearest clinic and we’ll fill you in on the specific benefits for your family’s needs.
Chiropractic care helps us build a formidable defense against all that life delivers to us. Knowing where to start can make all the difference. Start here.
Gaining knowledge and accurate information regarding one’s health can make a powerful difference. Be sure to ask these questions with your Anchorage Chiropractor.
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