Anchorage: (907) 278-2741

Fax: (907) 743-8284

Anchorage: (907) 278-2741

Fax: (907) 743-8284

Solutions to Pain

The human body is wonderfully complex. At Advanced Pain Centers of Alaska, we have solutions and interventions to address the pain and dysfunction that can rob you of the ability to live an active and fulfilling life. We employ multimodal, multidisciplinary techniques to provide you with the most comprehensive treatments available. Our goal is to help you get back to living a full life without dependence on harmful medications. Make an appointment to see us today and let us help you start on the road to recovery.

Solutions for Back Pain.

Solutions for Back Pain

Back pain can result from injury, activity and some medical conditions. It can affect people of any age, for different reasons. As people get older, the chance of developing back pain increases, due to factors such as previous occupational activities and degenerative disk disease.

Solutions for Neck Pain.

Solutions for Neck Pain

Your neck and cervical spine is a complex structure of bones, muscles, ligaments, blood vessels and nerves. It serves an important function in supporting your head, which carries your brain and protects the nerves that run down your spinal cord. With such a heavy load to bear, neck stiffness, neck muscle tightness, and headaches are common conditions Advanced Pain Centers can treat effectively.

A strong, flexible neck enables you to perform the essential activities of day-to-day life. Its function is linked to your immune system, your energy levels and overall well-being. Your neck rarely gets a rest from its key responsibilities of supporting your head, brain and protecting your circulatory and nervous system. It’s also a very fragile structure that doesn’t cope well with trauma and is sensitive to stress and poor posture. While neck complaints are common the good news is conditions such as neck stiffness, muscle tightness, and neck pain can be treated effectively with regular stretching and osteopathy.

Solutions for Headaches & Facial Pain.

Solutions for Headaches & Facial Pain

Facial pain is common and often associated with headaches and injuries. However, other causes of facial pain include nerve conditions, jaw and dental problems, and infections. Facial pain can originate from a specific area of the face, or it may radiate from another part of the head.

Solutions for Chest Wall & Rib Pain.

Solutions for Chest Wall & Rib Pain

Chest and rib pain are the second biggest cause of emergency room (ER) visits in the United States. Unfortunately, once the ER doctor has ruled out a heart condition as the cause, they may not follow up on other conditions—muscle, lung, digestive, and arthritic-type issues. The practitioners at APCA will work with you to help you restore comfort and function.

Solutions for Arm & Shoulder Pain.

Solutions for Arm & Shoulder Pain

The shoulder is the most flexible joint in your body and, given the number of everyday activities it is involved in, problems from arm and shoulder pain could severely limit a person’s activities. You may even lose the range of motion of your shoulder and develop a “frozen shoulder.” It is helpful to separate arm pain into categories based on the causes of discomfort: overuse conditions, traumatic injuries, and referred pain that travels to the arm from another location. At APC Alaska, we have effective modalities to control pain and return range of motion.

Solutions for Buttock, Groin, & Pelvic Pain.

Solutions for Buttock, Groin, & Pelvic Pain

When people experience pain in their lower abdomen, where the leg meets the pelvis, they often refer to this as groin pain.

While a muscle strain is the most common cause of groin pain in adults, a wide variety of other conditions may be to blame, including an inguinal hernia, kidney stone, or problems in or around the hip joint, in the scrotum (in men), or with specific nerves. Depending on the underlying cause, groin pain can be mild or severe, come on gradually or suddenly, and vary in quality (dull, sharp, throbbing, or even burning).

Solutions for Hip Pain.

Solutions for Hip Pain

Hip pain is a common complaint that can be caused by a wide variety of problems. The precise location of your hip pain can provide valuable clues about the underlying cause.

Problems within the hip joint itself tend to result in pain on the inside of your hip or your groin. Hip pain on the outside of your hip, upper thigh or outer buttock is usually caused by problems with muscles, ligaments, tendons and other soft tissues that surround your hip joint.

Hip pain can sometimes be caused by diseases and conditions in other areas of your body, such as your lower back.

Solutions for Leg, Knee, & Foot Pain.

Solutions for Leg, Knee, & Foot Pain

Sore feet can easily take the spring out of your step. Our feet and ankles play a key role in maintaining our body’s stability and supporting the weight of our body as we go about our daily activity. Whether you’re a runner, walker, or simply spend a good part of your day standing, your feet absorb the impact placed on the surrounding muscles and connective tissues.

The complexity of the ankle joint and foot bones mean both are vulnerable to strain and injury. Whether you’re foot, ankle or heel pain is from poor foot dynamics, a sprain or injury, osteopathy can treat the cause of your pain help relieve your symptoms and get you back on the road to recovery.

Additional Services

Muscle Pain.

Muscle Pain

Almost everyone has sore, aching muscles now and then. Muscle pain can involve a small area or your whole body, ranging from mild to excruciating.

Although most muscle aches and pains go away on their own within a short time, sometimes muscle pain can linger for months. Muscle pain can develop almost anywhere in your body, including your neck, back, legs and even your hands.

Long Haul Covid-19 Syndrome.

Long-Haul Covid-19 Syndrome

Covid-19 and long-haul COVID-19 syndrome are evolving conditions and our understanding and management continue to improve as we learn and experience more about the unique challenges presented.
Promising new data suggests great benefits for the treatment of COVID-19-related long-haul syndrome. This is in addition to established and proven benefits in treating conditions such as CRPS types I and II and also for head, arm and noncardiac chest pain conditions. Stellate ganglion block treatments are also beneficial for improving blood flow and treatment of PTSD and anxiety conditions.
Our physicians are well-versed in the appropriate application of this established intervention to manage new and evolving conditions. We will consult with you to establish a care plan to get you back to the life you desire.

Ketamine Infusions.

Ketamine Infusions

Ketamine is a well-known drug being applied for the treatment of an expanding array of conditions. It is effective in the treatment of chronic pain and emotional/psychiatric conditions. Many people who experience chronic pain and chronic mood challenges that have not responded to traditional treatments have had great success with intravenous ketamine therapy.

Ketamine is a substance that doctors have used since the 1960s as an anesthetic. It was often used to treat wounded soldiers on the frontline in the Vietnam War to ease pain and help sedate them for operations.

Ketamine has been used to effectively treat conditions such as moderate to severe pain, depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), bipolar disorder, migraine headaches, and nerve and inflammatory pain.

Spinal Cord Stimulation.

Spinal Cord Stimulation

Spinal Cord Stimulation is an advanced treatment for chronic pain where pain is being blocked from effectively reaching the brain. It uses low-level electrical impulses to stimulate targeted nerves along the spine. Painful sensations are replaced with a more pleasing sensation.
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Regenerative Medicine.

Regenerative Medicine

We specialize in the use of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to stimulate the body's own cells in order to improve healing in an attempt to restore normal function.
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Weight Loss Management.

Weight Loss Management

We offer non-surgical weight loss management. Losing weight can be an intimidating prospect and feels like an impossible task to many. It is our goal to make this process realistic and achievable. We offer one-on-one consultations to discuss dietary, lifestyle, and behavioral modifications to best suit your unique situation. We corroborate with local dieticians who are able to help with your dietary goals and consider your own dietary needs.
In combination with dietary, exercise, and behavioral support, we also use the latest weight loss medications to help assist you in your efforts. These medications are proven to be safe for long-term use for not only reaching your goals but also maintaining your weight loss.
Here at Advanced Pain Centers of Alaska, our goal is to help you achieve a healthy BMI and live your life to the fullest. Schedule an appointment today to get started on your journey.