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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.

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By Jay Gilbert 11 Nov, 2017

Are you experiencing pain with back, neck or other parts of your body, either minor or major? Has treatment at your family physician’s office been ineffective? If you answered yes, then it is likely time to visit a chiropractor. A chiropractor will offer a new take on your condition, and put together a treatment plan that will help you heal. Through a variety of techniques and noninvasive methods of treatment, a chiropractor can help relieve the pain of a number of ailments, including the following.

General Back Pain

Back pain can stem from any number of activities and accidents. If you have generalized upper, lower, middle or overall back pain, a chiropractor will be able to conduct an analysis of the issue and develop a treatment plan that will help reverse it.


The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in your body, starting in the lower back, it splits and runs through your hips, buttocks, legs and feet on both sides. Pressure on the nerve as a result of a slipped disk or another injury can result in radiating pain that is often localized to the lower back area.

Herniated Disc

A herniated disc is a fairly common condition that can occur up and down the spine, however it most often causes issues in the lower back or the neck. A herniated disc is when one of the pads that sits between vertebrae in the spine moves out of position and apply pressure to nearby nerves. This may also be referred to as a ruptured disc or a slipped disc.

Degenerative Disc Disease

Degenerative disc disease is the name given to the natural breakdown of an intervertebral disc of the spine. It is not actually a disease or progressively degenerative. It most often results in lower back pain, neck pain or nerve pain, depending on the location of the disc that is affected by the condition.

Spinal Stenosis

This is a condition in which the spinal canal begins to narrow, thus pinching the nerves that run through it. This most often occurs in adults over the age of 50. It too can result in pain in the neck and lower back.

Back pain and neck pain can be caused many issues, most of which don’t require surgery or harsh medications to cure. If you want to relieve yourself of pain, be sure to visit a chiropractor. If you’re searching for a chiropractor in Kirkland you will want to contact Better Back & Body. We offer a variety of treatment options to ensure you can be the best you! To learn more, or to schedule an initial consultation for back pain relief in Kirkland give us a call at 425-629-0326 today!

By Jay Gilbert 10 Oct, 2017

When people think about seeing a chiropractor it is often following some sort of injury or traumatic event, like a car wreck. However, there are many other lifestyle choices and symptoms of trouble that should necessitate a trip to the chiropractor’s office. A chiropractor will be able to help you heal from injury, but they can also help prevent injuries from occurring. Here are five issues a chiropractor can assist with.

Prolonged Sitting

If you sit for hours on end at work, especially while typing away on a keyboard or otherwise haunched over a desk, you’re likely going to put excessive pressure on your neck and shoulders. This can result in slipped discs or herniated discs in the spine. Seeing a chiropractor before this happens will help prevent trouble later on.

Chronic Joint or Muscle Pain

Have you experienced pain in your joints or muscles that just won’t go away? Put down the aspirin and head to the chiropractor. Often times this sort of pain is caused by misalignment of the musculoskeletal system. If parts of your body are out of sync, they can cause all sorts of pain all over your body.

Frequent Headaches

A headache that won’t go away shouldn’t be ignored in hopes of it eventually dissipating. Unsolved headaches are often due to upper back and neck troubles, especially if they are suffering from inflammation or misalignment.

Shooting Pains in Leg

Weakness, tingling or shooting pains that are felt in the leg can be a sign of a pinched nerve or a slipped disc. If conventional treatment is unable to cure the symptoms than a compressed nerve may be at fault. A chiropractic examination and spinal adjustment may be just what you need for complete relief.

Active Lifestyle

Hiking, biking, kayaking, rock climbing and even just the day to day grind, all take a toll on the body. Preemptively seeing a chiropractor can help prevent major issues with your back and neck, as well as muscles, nerves and joints all over your body.

It is important to take care of your body, and to visit a chiropractor at the first sign of trouble. If you’ve experienced any of the above, or other related issues, contact Better Back and Body to schedule an appointment with a highly skilled chiropractor in Kirkland. We offer ample treatment options for many ailments. Give us a call at 425-629-0326 to learn more about how our Kirkland chiropractor office can help you feel great today.

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