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At Better Back and Body, three time winner of the best chiropractor in Kirkland, WA, award, we are dedicated to improving the health and function of our patients using traditional chiropractic techniques combined with state-of-the-art technology, massage therapy, acupuncture and naturopathic care.If you are experiencing frequent headaches, neck pain, upper or lower back pain or other painful issues give Better Back and Body a call to arrange for a chiropractic evaluation. We offer a very affordable introductory package with our Kirkland chiropractors that includes a full chiropractic consultation, examination, necessary x-rays, chiropractors report and your first adjustment.
Hours of Operation:
Chiropractic hours:
Mon 2:30-7
Tues 9-1, 2:30-7
Weds 9-1, 2:30-7
Thurs 9-1, 2:30-7
Fri By Appointment

Massage hours:
Tues 10-2:45
Weds 10-5
Thurs 10-2:45
Fri 9-5
Select Saturdays 9-2

Phone : (425) 629-0326
FAX: (425) 406-6211

9716 NE Juanita Drive Kirkland, WA 98034

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Dr. Paul Krause, who strives to bring a well-rounded, holistic approach to his patients’ lives, leads better Back and Body. He has been in private practice on the eastside since 1995.  He attended Sherman College of Chiropractic in Spartanburg, South Carolina where he received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 1994.  He has been practicing at his current location in Juanita Beach since 2008.

Dr. Krause was in a head on collision and a rollover car accident before the age of 12.  He was unfortunately an unbelted passenger in both accidents.  In each of the accidents no one was severely injured and recovery seemed quick.  As a teenager, Dr. Krause suffered an injury to his lower back playing high school basketball.
Dr. Paul Krause
He was referred to the only chiropractor in the small town in eastern Washington where he grew up.  X-rays showed prior injury to Dr. Krause’s spine from the automobile accidents he was in as a child.  The chiropractor explained how the injuries from the automobile accidents never healed properly from not treating them and how that caused problems and spinal changes over the years.  Even though it appeared that everyone was okay from the automobile accidents, the chiropractor explained that the spinal changes were beginning to take its toll.  He outlined a treatment plan of chiropractic adjustments and after a series of adjustments the lower back pain settled down and Dr. Krause was back to his normal routine after a few weeks.  He has continued his chiropractic care being a regular chiropractic patient since the age of 17.

While in chiropractic school, Dr. Krause met and started treating with Dr. Vern Pierce.  Dr. Pierce had developed a chiropractic adjusting style that resonated with Dr. Krause and he started to use that technique while in student clinic with great success. He has crafted that technique over the past 22 years to obtain the good results he gets today.  He enjoys teaching his patients and the public about health and wellness.  Dr. Krause takes care of people of all ages with a variety of health conditions.
When not in the office, Dr. Krause enjoys working on cars, traveling and spending time with his family. He lives in Kirkland, WA.
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At Better Back and Body we also offer effective massage therapy at affordable prices. From gentle myofascial release to deep tissue massage, treatment of painful soft-tissue injuries caused by automobile accidents to treatment of migraine, neck, back and foot pain, we can meet your needs. Don’t let fibromyalgia symptoms, carpal tunnel pain, pregnancy-related discomforts or any other pain take away your joy of living. Get the right treatment for your pain. Call Better Back and Body at (425) 629-0326 to learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment with our award winning Kirkland chiropractor and massage team that serves residents throughout the Eastside, including those in Totem Lake, Bothell and Bellevue.
Better Back and Body Services offer Kirkland Chiropractors, Kirkland Family Chiropractic Care, Kirkland Massage plus Juanita Chiropractor and Juanita Massage Therapy

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By Jay Gilbert 12 Jan, 2018

Some of the most common complaints of chiropractic patients have to do with sudden onset neck and back pain when waking up, often suggesting that the patient slept wrong. Sudden morning neck pain in adults is called acquired torticollis and is a common complaint from patients who went to bed fine but woke up with a very sore and stiff neck. If you wake up with neck pain make an appointment with a chiropractor to resolve the issue. A chiropractor can help to quickly alleviate the issue and return the body to its healthy self without the need of expensive surgery or medications. It isn’t just morning neck pain that a chiropractor can help resolve, they can treat sudden back, limb and head pain as well.

So what causes people to wake up in pain? Commonly it is because of an awkward sleeping position that leaves your neck or back twisted. However other causes can include a sudden change in temperature due to sleeping with the window open, which can lead to muscles stiffening and cramping, or extreme activity the day before.

How does a chiropractor treat sudden morning pain?

A chiropractor will evaluate the patient to determine the root cause of the pain and determine the best way to resolve it. If the pain is too great for the patient to get into the correct position for an appropriate adjustment to be made then some physiotherapy may be performed to better prepare the patient.

Once the patient is ready for the determined adjustment it will be made by the chiropractor. The patient will often experience a sharp pin-like sensation quickly followed by instant relief. However it may take several adjustment appointments in order to get the muscles and nerves to return to a natural state.

It is important to have a diagnostic appointment scheduled with a chiropractor as soon as you notice the pain to ensure a quick recovery. If you have woken up with sudden morning pain and would like to see a chiropractor in Kirkland that can relieve your symptoms, reach out to Better Back and Body. Our team will provide you with expert care that is sure to make you feel like yourself once again. Give us a call at 425-629-0326 to request more information or to schedule an appointment with a highly qualified Eastside chiropractor.

By Jay Gilbert 12 Dec, 2017

If you suffer from chronic pain in your neck, back, arms or other parts of your body, you’ve probably tried suppressing it with medications, stretches, physical therapy and you may have even considered surgery in order to get the relief you so desperately want. Fortunately you have another option. Skilled chiropractors are able to treat many different types of pain without the need for pain pills or surgical procedures. But how are they able to do so? That depends upon an initial diagnosis.

Initial Exam

Many times pain issues that occur within your extremities or in your head can be attributed to referred pain from the back. This means that there is an issue in your spine that is radiating to other parts of your body and is not actually associated with a problem where the pain is being experienced. Depending on where the pain is being felt a chiropractor can determine if the pain is actually coming from the spine and where in the spine the pain is originating.

Chiropractic Treatment

Depending on the type of pain that you’re having your chiropractor will develop a treatment plan that will involve different types of therapies. These can involve spinal manipulation, at home exercises and other adjustments as necessary. The amount of treatment required will depend on the severity of your condition and the effectiveness of the therapy.

What Types of Chronic Pain can be Treated?

There are many different types of conditions that can be treated by chiropractic care. These include issues such as a herniated disc, sciatica, whiplash, pain in your arms and legs, kyphosis, spinal arthritis and many more.

If you suffer from chronic pain remember that you have options. Don’t rely on addicting pain medication or think that you will need major surgery. For pain management in Kirkland, Redmond, or the surrounding communities, visit Better Back and Body. Our team of professional massage therapists and chiropractors will work with you to create a treatment plan that heals you of your pain. Give us a call at 425-629-0326 to learn more about our services or to schedule an initial exam with a chiropractor in Kirkland today.

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