Conditions We Commonly Treat

Effective care for Alaskans in pain.

Better Health Chiropractic & Physical Rehab, founded by Anchorage chiropractor Dr. Brent Wells in 1998, offers a range of highly effective, non-surgical treatments, including chiropractic care, massage therapy and rehabilitative therapy, to address a wide variety of health conditions.

Under the care of our chiropractors and physical rehabilitative therapists, patients of all ages find relief from many of the following conditions.

What Do Chiropractors Treat?

The first thing most folks see pop into their mind when they hear the word, “chiropractor” is the spinal cord, perhaps a classroom image from childhood, or recalling a fake & flexible plastic vertebral column doctors often have in their offices. Yep, chiropractors focus on the diagnosis and treatment of neuromuscular issues involving the spine, which itself is a major component of the central nervous system (CNS), or the communication network between mind and body.

Through a variety of treatments, from adjustments and chiropractic massage to physical rehab, chiropractors seek to reduce pain, realign the spine, address specific vertebrae, improve mobility/functionality, and educate their patients in terms of prevention [hey, you sitting up straight right now?] and amplifying clinical treatments with great nutrition and DIY methods.

Just how many conditions treated by chiropractors? Good question. We have no clue. Hundreds. Better Health Alaska has two clinics in Anchorage, and a clinic in Wasilla and Juneau as well. Most of our patients are dealing with lumbar pain, degeneration symptoms, arthritic conditions, bulging & herniated discs, spinal injuries from work and outdoorsy stuff, etc. Life!

At the end of the day, the reason why individuals go through earning their doctorate of chiropractic, getting licensed, and then setting up or joining a practice is because they believe in the science of optimizing the spinal column – including musculature – to improve CNS communication and efficiency. They believe the healthier your spinal column, the healthier your overall body because the brain ultimately controls every cell in your body.

What really matters here is whether you can find the healing and repair and reduction of pain for the condition you or a loved one is dealing with through a chiropractor. If you’re in Alaska, by all means reach out to one of our clinics and we’ll get you in and diagnosed at your earliest convenience. From there you’ll know what your options are and what a truly personalized and noninvasive treatment plan looks like. Cheers!

Arthritis

Back Pain

Bursitis

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Disc Problems

Fibromyalgia

Headaches / Migraines

Neck Pain

Pinched Nerves

Scoliosis

Sciatica

Shoulder Pain

Spondylosis

Sprains & Strains

Stenosis

Subluxations

Tendonitis

Whiplash

How Do Chiropractors Treat...

Arthritis

Did you know there are over 100 different types of arthritis? That being the case, treatments vary considerably depending on age, sex, medical history, root causes of the specific condition, etc. At BHA we leverage both chiropractic care for the spinal column and chiropractic massage therapy for the musculature, along with physical/occupational rehab modalities.

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Back Pain

We offer noninvasive and nonsurgical chiropractic care, from the DRS system and adjustments, to massage and other safe approaches to disc decompression therapy.

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Bursitis

We commonly recommend rehabilitative therapy methods that can help address the tender affected areas by reducing inflammation while restoring mobility.

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

BHC focuses on rehabilitative therapy and chiropractic care to help patients get back to their normal function and activities. After determining the causes of carpal tunnel symptoms, we prevent nerve damage and strength loss in fingers/hand and thereby provide a better form of carpal tunnel therapy than invasive surgical treatments.

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Disc Problems

In most cases, treatment options for bulging or herniated discs include chiropractic care, rehabilitative therapy, the DRS treatment, and MCU therapy. All BHA clinics are outfitted to provide the full array!

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Fibromyalgia

Because of the subjectivity and complexities involved with this condition and connected conditions, we look at a personalized mixture of chiropractic care, massage therapy, stress reduction techniques, along with rehab and occupational therapies.

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Headaches/Migraines

At Better Health Chiropractic & Physical Rehab, we look at several treatment options that can offer headache relief, including chiropractic care, rehabilitative therapy, and MCU therapy. It depends on severity and any accompanying symptoms.

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Neck Pain

Typically, neck pain treatments are chosen on the basis of whether pain is chronic, acute or unmanageable, and whether it’s Axial, Radiculopathy, or Myelopathy. Then we personalize with a mixture of chiropractic and rehabilitative therapies.

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Pinched Nerves

Radiculopathy treatments depend on where the pinched nerve is – cervical, lumbar, thoracic – and specific symptoms being experienced. Typically programs will include elements of chiropractic care, rehabilitative therapy, the DRS system and MCU therapy.

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Scoliosis

Thankfully, scoliosis is a manageable condition. However, there are cases where surgery becomes necessary. Noninvasive treatment options we offer includes chiropractic care, rehabilitative therapy and the DRS treatment.

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Sciatica

We offer various chiropractic treatments for sciatica by approaching from mechanical and neurological perspectives. Our chiropractors and physical rehabilitative therapists determine underlying causes and help to relieve pressure on the sciatic nerve.

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Shoulder Pain

In most cases shoulder pain is a symptom of impingement, rotator cuff problems and/or referred pain from the cervical spine. At BHA we typically design a personalized treatment plan that incorporates chiropractic medicine and rehabilitative therapy.

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Spondylosis

Thankfully most folks dealing with spondylosis, or spinal osteoarthritis, don’t require surgery and there are plenty of alternative treatments to investigate like acupuncture, short term bed rest, and other lifestyle modifications. We help with adjustments, massage, and physical/occupational therapy modalities.

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Sprains & Strains

Although these are among the most common injuries we see here in Alaska because sprained ligaments and strained muscles and tendons can occur in nearly every major joint in the body. BHA treatment options for sprains and strains include chiropractic care, rehabilitative therapy, the DRS system, and MCU therapy.

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Stenosis

Depending on the severity of symptoms, we offer noninvasive treatment options that help to get our patients back into the business of living as pain free as possible. From physical and occupational therapy, to chiropractic care and massage, we’re focused on relief, with increased functionality and mobility.

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Subluxations

Spinal subluxations can have a fair amount of negative impacts within the body, from strained muscles and sprained ligaments, to brain cord interference. Our treatment options for a subluxation include chiropractic care, rehabilitative therapy, DRS treatment and MCU therapy.

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Tendonitis

Sometimes, due to injury, overuse or just age, the tendons become inflamed, making movements painful. The most common noninvasive medication-free treatment option for tendonitis is rehabilitative therapy.

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Whiplash

Most often with whiplash injuries, pain occurs immediately or is felt within a few days, but sometimes whiplash symptoms may not appear for weeks or even months after an accident. The good news is there are several treatment options available for whiplash: Chiropractic care, Rehabilitation to improve muscle strength and Massage therapy

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