Better Health Chiropractic East Anchorage Clinics Front Desk

Better Health Chiropractic East Anchorage Alaska Reception Area


We’re across Northway Dr. from Penland Park, just north of the U.S. Post Office. We share the building with Procare Home Medical and a Subway.

Within our welcoming doors you’ll meet a super-friendly and local Anchorage chiropractor, friendly staff, and all the helpful lifestyle, nutrition, and general fitness advice you can handle (especially in the colder months when our spine and joints can get a bit stiff).

It’s because of the people around East Anchorage that we’ve been able to open up new clinics and help Alaskans deal with their neck pain, shoulder pain, sciatica, and more a bigger scale. They made it possible for us to be the first to combine chiropractic care with physical rehab, and create the Alaska Back Pain Protocol with the help of over 6,000 patients like you.

So look no further for a friendly chiropractor in Anchorage, or Anchorage massage. We got you! Below you can learn more about our resident chiropractors, the services we offer, conditions we treat, and more. Hope to see you soon, and remember to bring your smile!


We’ve shaped the hours of our East Anchorage chiropractor clinic around the local rhythm of the city.

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Better Health Chiropractic East Anchorage Clinic

Chiropractic & Rehab Equipment in our East Anchorage Clinic

Resident Chiropractors

Dr. Nicholas McCarty

Dr. Nicholas McCarty North Anchorage Chiropractor

Hailing from Plainfield, Indiana, Dr. Nicholas got his core education through an undergraduate program in Columbia, Missouri and Logan University. Since then he’s 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).

Dr. Brent Wells

Dr. Brent Wells Alaska Chiropractor

Dr. Brent founded Better Health Alaska with his amazing wife Coni 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.

Chiropractic Services

At Better Health Chiropractic, whether in Anchorage, Wasilla or Juneau, we provide cutting-edge technology mixed with a non-surgical holistic approach that combines chiropractic care, massage therapy, and physical rehab. Click any section below to learn more about our specific chiropractic care services.

Conditions Treated

Northern/Western Alaskaners work hard, play hard, and live hard! You know? That’s why we pride ourselves on being able to help with a huge array of common chiropractic-related conditions. Click on any icon below and head to our general Conditions Chiropractors Treat page to learn more.

Back Pain and Neck Pain Rehab Equipment

Chiropractor Rehab Equipment in East Anchorage Clinic

Why Us

There’s a very healthy family of providers in Anchorage, and we’re proud to be a part of it! Where we differ is that we provide a comprehensive experience that can include the full range of chiropractic care, massage therapy, and physical rehab in one convenient location, with tech like the DRS system. Here’s three other things we can tell you:

  • We guarantee you’ll be satisfied with the care you receive on your first visit.
  • We promise you’ll be seen within 10 mins of arriving – in, out, and back to living.
  • We pledge you’ll be seen the same day you call for an appointment before 4pm.

Our East Anchorage Clinic's Chiropractor and Physical Rehab Equipment

DRX Spinal Decompression for Back Pain

What to Expect

For new Anchorage patients seeking chiropractic care, expect not to be overwhelmed. Filling out paperwork will be painless, and we’ll make the 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 have us check your 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.


Since 1998 we’ve done our best to gather patient testimonials and reviews because we know how important they are to you (we take them seriously as well). So far we have over 200 that you can freely browse at your leisure to see what folks are saying. Enjoy!

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High quality care! My neck pain is almost gone in just 2 months! Highly recommend this place! All of their staff is very personable and caring. Dr. McCarty is very knowledgeable and experienced with a well-rounded background. Randy is also great. And their massage therapist Cindy is so incredible! I had billing issues with my insurance and Dr. McCarty took the time himself to resolve everything. Can’t say enough wonderful things about this place!


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Tiffany Caudle Better ​Health East Anchorage Chiropractor December 28, 2017

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I have been going to this office for 1 1/2 years and have always had kind, proffessional care from their staff. They have given me the knowledge and tools to improve and maintain with my chronic back and neck problems. I would recommend to anyone struggling with pain.


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Julie Campbell Better ​Health East Anchorage ​Chiropractor November 13, 2017

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The team at Better Health is top-notch! Through comprehensive treatment, thorough explanation of procedures, and attention to detail, this group of professionals has taken such great care of me. I feel lucky to be a patient at this practice, and I highly recommend Better Health to anyone willing to take an active role in their health management.


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Matthew Dillon Better ​Health East Anchorage ​Chiropractor November 13, 2017

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My experience with Better Health was fantastic. All of the staff were friendly and understandable for my body injuries. I would go back and get few more treatments with them.


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Breanna Vang Better ​Health ​East Anchorage Chiropractor November 12, 2017

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Better Health taught me how to maintain a healthy back so I could enjoy life. The staff is great and really listen to my needs and wants. I have recently added massage therapy for additional maintenance to keep me limber and moving. Thank you Better Health team for all of your help and expertise in keeping me healthy.


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Jeremiah Rider Better ​Health ​East Anchorage Chiropractor November 12, 2017

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Physical Therapy Equipment in our Chiropractic Clinic

Frequently Asked Questions about Chiropractors:

What is the scope of practice of chiropractors?

It really depends on the respective jurisdictions, along with Alaska statutes and regulations that determine the scope of clinical procedures our chiropractors can legally perform. At our East Anchorage chiropractor, physical rehab, and massage therapy clinic we provide a comprehensive array of treatments to deal with a large variety of common issues local Alaskans deal with.

What is chiropractic care?

Chiropractic care or medicine (non-surgical, and often drug-free) is focused on musculoskeletal conditions, how they relate to your central nervous system and impact 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 often a safe and reliable approach to addressing the issue(s).

What are the benefits of chiropractic care?

To relieve pain and restore mobility (overall bodily function) in a more natural, non-surgical way! There’s far too many recognized benefits to list here, but improved posture, reduced inflammation, spinal re-alignment, lowered blood pressure, surgery prevention, improved athletic/fitness performance are a few. Big stress reliever as well, especially when combined with massage therapy which we do.

Is it safe to visit a chiropractor during pregnancy?

All Better Health Alaska chiropractors are specially trained to work with pregnant women, and there are no known “contraindications” or issues. Chiropractic care or spinal manipulation is great when women are putting all that extra weight on their lower backs, the tension in their spine, and the immense amounts of physiological stress. Pinched nerves are common, as are misalignments.

What does a chiropractor do for neck pain?

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.

What is herniated disc treatment?

Depending on where the herniated disc is (neck, lumbar, thoracic), there are a variety of options to choose from. Is it the result of a sudden injury, or the aging process (disk degeneration)? We also need to take your symptoms into account – tingling, numbness, weakness in your arms or legs, etc. Once we know what we’re dealing with, we’ll design a plan that can include chiropractic care, rehab therapy, the DRS system, low back pain treatment, and MCU therapy.

What is bulging disc treatment?

When a disc in your spine has slipped out of place and become weakened through injury, or because of deterioration that happens over time, it can swell and further extend beyond where it’s supposed to be. Simply put, bulging discs can lead to herniation and put pressure on nearby nerves. Like all other conditions, we’ll assess symptoms/causes, then design treatment around you and your lifestyle that reduces pain, eases inflammation, and restores mobility.