List of Common Chiropractic Conditions Treated:
- Lower back pain
- Neck pain
- Mid back and rib pain, scoliosis, and intercostal neuralgia
- Shoulder: rotator cuff tears
- Hip: IT band and piriformis muscle syndromes
- Knees: anterior and posterior cruciate ligament syndromes, meniscal tears, muscle, tendon, and ligament involvement
- Elbow: lateral and medial epicondylitis
- Feet and ankles: over-pronation/-supination syndromes, sprains, and strains
- Tendonitis, bursitis, and arthritis
Dr. Riley also offers computerized foot scanning for custom-made orthotics which can improve structural alignment.
Who Are Doctors of Chiropractic?
Doctors of Chiropractic Medicine are licensed healthcare practitioners who have undergone a rigorous course of clinical and practical training. Before they can practice, DC’s must pass national board examinations and become state licensed.
For acceptance to a chiropractic college, most now require a four year degree in a branch of the sciences. Upon admission an additional 4 years of study is required to obtain a Doctorate in Chiropractic. Some DC’s then specialize in a variety of diplomate programs including orthopedics, neurology, radiology, pediatrics, sports medicine, nutrition and others. Dr. Riley is a Diplomate of the American Board of Chiropractic Orthopedists, one of ten in the state of Arkansas.
How will I be treated?
The main therapeutic procedure performed by DC’s is known as manipulation, or chiropractic adjustment. DC’s also utilize diagnostic procedures, which include physical examinations, X-rays, MRIs, and CT scans when clinically indicated. You will also be taken through a series of orthopedic and neurological testing for further evaluation. Manipulation of the joint restores mobility, thereby alleviating pain and allowing tissues to heal.
How Long Until I Feel Better?
Some patients experience almost instant relief. Others discover that the healing process can take weeks, months and sometimes even years. Every patient recovers at his or her own pace. Factors which can affect the healing process include your age, your overall health condition, muscle tone, diet and even your attitude.
When Will I Get My First Adjustment?
It depends upon your complaint and how long it may take to study your examination findings. This is a clinical decision and varies from patient to patient. Many patients can be gently adjusted on their first visit.
Dr. Riley began his practice at Little Rock Chiropractic Clinic in 1978. He is one of ten board-certified Chiropractic Orthopedists in the state, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Chiropractic Orthopedists. He is certified in Acupuncture, Human Dissection, Physiological Therapeutics, X-Ray, Impairment rating, and Manipulation Under Anesthesia (2006) National University of Health Sciences and American Academy of Manual and Physical Medicine.