Frequently Asked Questions

Here at Chiropractic Physicians of Alaska, we are committed to providing our patients with the resources they need to understand how chiropractic care can benefit their health and wellbeing. We've taken some time to address common questions we receive, and hope the answers below give you some insight into how we can improve your wellbeing.

We are proud to serve patients from Mat-Su Valley communities including Wasilla, AK and Palmer, AK. For additional questions about our chiropractic physicians or to schedule an appointment please contact us today at 907-357-7463 today. We look forward to hearing from you!

What is chiropractic care?

Chiropractic care is concerned with encouraging the body to heal itself without the use of surgery or medication. It is a natural and conservative method of health care, which focuses careful attention to the structure, function, and biomechanics of the spine, and its effects on the nervous and musculoskeletal systems.

What does chiropractic treat?

Chiropractors treat individuals with a range of soft tissues disorders, as well as back pain, neck pain, hip pain, shoulder pain and knee pain. In addition, chiropractic may be used to treat headaches, arthritis, spinal disk conditions, carpal tunnel, digestive disorders and other conditions.

Who is chiropractic care for?

Chiropractic care is a safe, effective and gentle treatment option for people of all ages. Treatment is tailored to each patient's specific needs.

What can I expect from my first visit?

The goal of your first visit is to determine the cause of your condition and determine which treatment option best fit your needs. We will complete a chiropractic consultation and exam. If chiropractic is right for you, we will develop a custom care plan to help restore your wellness and health.
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What is CBP?

Chiropractic Biophysics therapy, or CBP, is a technique that emphasizes optimal posture and spinal alignments as the primary goals of chiropractic care while simultaneously taking note of the improvements in pain and functional based outcomes. Dr. Bunde is certified in Chiropractic Biophysics (CBP), a technique that emphasizes optimal posture and spinal alignment, focusing on functional based outcomes and documenting pain improvements.

Questions about Accu-SPINA™ Therapy

What is the Spina System – IDD Therapy®?

IDD Therapy® or Internal Disc Decompression Therapy was developed by a broad spectrum of specialists in the field to effectively treat painful back syndromes. It is a non-surgical procedure that is capable of reducing a herniated disc with an 86% or greater success rate.

What conditions can be treated with IDD Therapy® Treatment?

This type of therapy has been extremely effective in treating herniated, ruptured, bulging or degenerative discs, chronic back and leg pain, sciatica, degenerative disc disease, posterior facet syndrome, and other conditions.

Is treatment painful?

Most patients find this treatment very comfortable, and many listen to music or enjoy a nap while in treatment.

What results can I expect?

Patients with lower back syndromes may experience pain relief as early as the third treatment session.

What time commitment is required for treatment?

Each session averages about 60 minutes and consists of:
15 minutes of interferential current with moist heat
25-30 minutes on the Spina System
Cryotherapy (cold packs)

Most patients will receive treatment every day for the first two weeks, followed by treatment three times per week for three weeks, with additional treatments if necessary.

Is there anything else?

Please wear comfortable clothing if possible. As you make improvements, we will work with you to create a treatment plan that includes home exercises (using a theraball and a home inversion unit) to strengthen your back.

If you have any addition questions about your treatment, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are here to help you get better and improve your health.