Joint Injections in Juneau

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Reduce joint pain and inflammation with minimally invasive joint injections at Better Health Alaska.

Joint pain is common in people of all ages. Whether you’re experiencing pain in the knee, hip, wrist, elbow, or shoulder, it’s likely affecting your quality of life.

No one wants to live in pain. And you don’t have to.

Minimally invasive joint injections are available in many forms and are often used after other conservative methods show little or no improvement. If you’ve been suffering from chronic joint pain, a minimally invasive injection could be right for you.

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Better Health Chiropractic & Physical Rehab Locations

South Anchorage

8840 Old Seward Hwy E, Anchorage, AK 99515, United States

Phone: 907-346-5255

Open Hours: 9AM to 7PM

North Anchorage

725 Northway Dr, Anchorage, AK 99508, United States

Phone: 907-346-5255

Open Hours: 9AM to 7PM

Juneau

2201 Dunn Street, #2, Juneau, Alaska 99801

Phone: 907-796-3333

Open Hours: 9AM to 7PM

Knee Injections for Osteoarthritis

There’s no cure for osteoarthritis, but there are many ways to manage the pain so you can function and stay active. One of the best ways to do this is by replacing the joint’s hyaluronic acid (HA). This lubricating and protective gel-like fluid is lacking in those with osteoarthritis. This is often what causes pain and dysfunction in the knee.

At Better Health Alaska, we offer a number of minimally invasive injection options for knee osteoarthritis. They’re best for people who don’t respond to conservative treatments. Our medical professionals will help you determine if one of the following is right for you.

Euflexxa Injections

Euflexxa is a naturally derived HA that provides that much-needed lubrication and protection within the joint. For those who find that conservative methods and over-the-counter pain medications don’t work, Euflexxa could be the best option.

Studies show that Euflexxa is effective, safe, and can last up to six months after a series of of minimally invasive injections.

Orthovisc Injections

We also offer minimally invasive Orthovisc injections for knee osteoarthritis. Orthovisc uses naturally derived sodium hyaluronate to re-lubricate and protect the knee.

Clinical trials have found Orthovisc to be an effective way to treat mild-to-moderate knee osteoarthritis.

Supartz Injections

Supartz is another injection solution that has been shown effective for knee osteoarthritis. It was approved by the FDA in 2001. Like Euflexxa, it works by lubricating and protecting the knee joint, thereby reducing pain and inflammation due to osteoarthritis.

Typical treatment includes a course of five minimally invasive injections. Studies show that between three and five minimally invasive injections can provide relief for up to six months with a low risk of serious adverse effects.

Local Corticosteroids for Joint Inflammation

One of the first steps in treating a painful joint is reducing inflammation. Whether the inflammation is caused by arthritis, degeneration, or injury, it’s important to reduce inflammation to work on the cause of the pain.

This is where corticosteroids are extremely useful.

No matter which of the major joints is in pain, corticosteroids can be effective in reducing pain and inflammation. This allows us to apply physical medicine treatments for long-term relief.

How Corticosteroids Are Injected?

Usually applied with a local anesthetic, such as Lidocaine, corticosteroids are injected directly into the affected joint. Once you are deemed a candidate for this kind of minimally invasive injection, the procedure doesn’t take long.

If you are suffering from joint pain due to inflammation, minimally invasive corticosteroid injections could work for you. However, it’s generally best to try conservative methods of treatment first, such as rest and physical therapy.

This is why we are proud to offer both conservative methods and minimally invasive joint injections at Better Health Alaska. This gives our patients more options for their treatment.

Who Can Benefit From Minimally Invasive Corticosteroid Injections?

Minimally invasive corticosteroid injections are not a long-term solution to joint inflammation. Long-term use increases the risk of side effects. And while short-term use is ‌safe for most people, it’s best used when conservative options have been exhausted.

At Better Health Alaska, our Chiropractic Doctors and medical professionals will discuss your options after a thorough exam and medical history. Most of the time, corticosteroids are used to reduce pain and inflammation so we can heal the underlying cause of the pain through physical therapy modalities, chiropractic care, and massage.

Contact us today to schedule an appointment and see if corticosteroid injections can help you.

Minimally Invasive Joint Injections from Better Health Alaska

Knee pain is the most common joint pain people experience, but the shoulders, wrists, elbows, and hips certainly aren’t immune to pain and inflammation. Sometimes joint pain is just normal wear-and-tear. Other times, it’s caused by osteoarthritis, injury, tendonitis, or tears in the ligaments.

The type of issue you’re facing will determine the best injection (if any) to treat your pain. While we’ve mentioned the most common minimally invasive injections above, we offer other options for treating joint pain so you can get back to your active, pain-free life.

Schedule an appointment today to discover how Better Health Alaska can help relieve your joint pain while avoiding surgery and the use of dangerous narcotics.

Meet Our Team

Known Statewide. Individually Focused.

Dr. Brent Wells

Founded Better Health Chiropractic & Physical Rehab 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.

Anna S.

Lead Clinical Trainer

Ashley

Patient Care Coordinator

Chelsea E.

Lead Patient Care Coordinator

Sara

Massage Therapist

David T.

Lead Clinical Trainer

Terrance

Massage Therapist

Traci

Patient Care Coordinator

Daniel

Massage Therapist

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Patients Served

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Experience
You Can Trust

21,790

Patients Served

64,926

Conditions Treated

917

Reviews

192,272

Visits Performed

3

Locations

13,000+

Low Back Pain Cases

6,000+

Sciatica Cases

15,000+

Disc Pain Cases

9,000+

Neck Pain Cases

4,000+

Whiplash Cases

9,000+

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13,000+

Low Back Pain Cases

6,000+

Sciatica Cases

15,000+

Disc Pain Cases

9,000+

Neck Pain Cases

4,000+

Whiplash Cases

9,000+

ABPP* Cases
The Alaska Back Pain Protocol
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Over the last 20 years, our chiropractic clinic has been privileged to touch the lives of many thousands of families in Anchorage, Alaska. To see what kinds of impacts we’ve made, feel free to browse our 200+ patient reviews and testimonials.

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Over the last 20 years, our chiropractic clinic has been privileged to touch the lives of many thousands of families in Anchorage, Alaska. To see what kinds of impacts we’ve made, feel free to browse our 200+ patient reviews and testimonials.

Get stronger. Walk farther. Sit longer. Work harder. Play longer. Have more fun. Less days on the couch.

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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.

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FREE One-Hour Massage Certificate

That’s right! Receive a certificate for a free one-hour massage with one of our highly-trained, professional, and licensed massage therapists for use after your first appointment. You can use it yourself, or give it to one of your family or friends for them to use!