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What You Need to Know About Therapeutic Botox® for Head and Neck Problems Jul 20th, 2020

What comes to mind when you hear somebody mention Botox®? Chances are, you know of the drug in the context of anti-aging procedures. Botox is derived from botulinum toxin and delivered safely by a medical professional. Cosmetically, Botox relaxes certain facial muscles. When these muscles don’t contract, they can’t form...

Can You Benefit from Ketamine Therapy? Jun 18th, 2020

Living with a chronic condition, either physical or mental, takes unique strength. Each day, you may be coping with symptoms of pain related to a physical condition, or digging yourself out from under feelings of depression or even despair.  You keep going, taking each day as it comes. But could...

Are You Getting the Right Vitamins? May 18th, 2020

As part of your attention to your whole-body health and wellness, you might wonder about your vitamin and mineral needs. Vitamins come from plants and animals, so we consider them organic in nature. We consider minerals to be inorganic, coming from soil, stone, or water.  We sometimes describe the vitamins...

How to Know if You Have Hypermobile EDS Apr 21st, 2020

As a kid, you might have thought you were extra flexible. Perhaps you excelled as a dancer or gymnast because of your natural ability to do a split without effort, or to be able to contort your body in a way that elicited envy from your peers. While this extra...

Could Radiofrequency Ablation Remedy Your Chronic Pain? Mar 13th, 2020

If you’re one of the 50 million American adults living with chronic pain, you’re 1 in every 5 men and women you know. That's how common it is to deal with pain nearly every day of your life. And, also like most people, you’ve probably tried a variety of treatments...

CBD Oil: Risks, Side Effects, and What You Need to Know Feb 12th, 2020

Alternative treatments for pain have been in practice for thousands of years. The use of herbs, plants, and the ancient practice of acupuncture for medicinal purposes were in existence long before modern medicine. In recent years, CBD oils and products have seemingly risen to popularity out of nowhere, but scientists...

What Causes Migraines and How We Offer Relief Jan 8th, 2020

Do you constantly get throbbing migraines that impact your day and quality of life? If so, then you’re one of 37 million Americans who experience them. Fortunately, with migraines being so common, there are many ways you can find relief and learn how to better manage them. One way is...

Suffering from Chronic Back Pain? Spinal Cord Stimulators Can Help Dec 6th, 2019

An incredible 80% of Americans experience lower back pain at some point in their lives, and 20% go on to struggle with chronic problems. By its very nature, back pain has a widespread impact on your life. Not only does the discomfort wear you down, it can limit your life...

Manage Your Chronic Pain with Ketamine Infusions Nov 14th, 2019

Do you suffer from chronic pain and want a solution that doesn’t involve narcotics or surgery? At Alpenglow Pain & Wellness, located in Anchorage, Alaska, Dr. Nichelle Renk specializes in a pain management treatment that you may have already heard of: Ketamine. For the last 50 years, Ketamine has been...

Here's How Your Weight Affects Your Joints Oct 4th, 2019

Your joints serve as the connection between two bones and are essential for supporting every move you make, from turning your head to raising your arm to walking. Because of the regular workout your joints endure every day, they’re under constant stress and vulnerable to the wear and tear that...

The Dangers of Tech Neck Sep 3rd, 2019

Your devices may make it easier for you to stay connected with friends, family, and work no matter where you are, but all that time you spend with your head down and shoulders hunched may be wreaking havoc on your neck.  The dull achy pain you feel in your neck...

What is Cooled Radiofrequency Ablation? Aug 26th, 2019

Are you in pain? If so, you’re not alone. About 50 million Americans suffer from ongoing, chronic pain, which lasts more than 12 weeks. Chronic pain can derail your daily activities and take away from your quality of life. Finding relief used to mean relying on pills or injections, but...

How Effective Is Botox at Alleviating Migraines? Jul 16th, 2019

You might think that Botox is merely good for erasing crow’s feet and frown lines. You might not know that Botox is an FDA-approved treatment for chronic migraines. Dr. Nichelle Renk and the rest of our team at Alpenglow Pain & Wellness can help you reduce or eliminate headache pain...

Should You Consider a Spinal Cord Stimulator for That Chronic Back Pain? May 31st, 2019

Chronic back pain is a misery without letup. It can prevent you from enjoying life, even from living a normal life. When other treatments have failed, a spinal cord stimulator (SCS) can provide relief from chronic back pain. Dr. Nichelle C. Renk and Alpenglow Pain & Wellness offer the Nevro...

4 All-Natural Migraine Treatments You Haven't Tried May 17th, 2019

Migraines can be crippling. They often leave you severely pained and unable to function. What’s more, they can last anywhere from four to 72 hours. We have good news for those who suffer. There are several natural migraine remedies that can make an incredible difference. And we’ve rounded up the...

We Have the Most Comprehensive Treatments for Hypermobile EDS in the Area Apr 18th, 2019

Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome — how many times have you had to explain this disorder to someone, even a healthcare professional? Or maybe you are suspicious you have EDS but have not received the diagnosis officially. Coping with a rare disorder like hypermobile EDS can be a frustrating battle as you...