Kathryn C. Riley, DC
Chiropractor located in Mountain View, CA
Kathryn C. Riley, D.C. is a Mountain View, CA chiropractor who performs a variety of therapeutic techniques that provide pain relief to people in and around the Bay Area and Silicon Valley, CA. Dr. Riley offers chiropractic care, massage therapy, corrective exercises, lifestyle advice and more to help relieve pain.
Pain Relief Q & A
How Common is Pain?
Pain affects more Americans than cancer, diabetes and heart disease combined, according to the American Academy of Pain. More than 100 million people in the United States suffer from chronic pain, which is pain that lasts for more than three months.
Low back pain is the most common type of pain, affecting more than one-quarter of all Americans. Severe headache or migraine pain and neck pain are also common.
Why is Pain Relief Important?
Pain can prevent people from working, going to school, taking care of their families or engage in favorite activities. In fact, back pain is the leading cause of disability in adults under the age of 45.
Severe or chronic pain can cause disability and significantly decrease the quality of a person’s life. Studies have shown that adults who have recently endured low back pain were about three times as likely to have worse physical health and four times more likely to have worse mental health than those without back pain.
How Can a Chiropractor Bring Pain Relief?
A chiropractor can provide pain relief to patients who suffer from back pain, joint pain, muscle pain, headaches, whiplash or other types of neck pain, stiffness and more.
Back pain is often the result of misalignment of the bones in the spine, known as vertebrae. This misalignment puts pressure on nerves, resulting in pain. A chiropractor can perform chiropractic adjustments to restore vertebrae to their correct position.
In addition to spinal adjustments, chiropractors offer other types of care to soothe pain in other parts of the body. Chiropractors can also help reduce joint stiffness to ease pain from sports injuries, arthritis and more. Massage therapy melts painful muscle spasms, while corrective exercises reduce pain associated with the misuse of muscles and tissues. Lifestyle advice helps patients avoid activities that may cause or worsen pain. Chiropractic care safely and effectively relieves pain associated with migraines and other types of headaches.
If you have questions regarding your specific plan, please call our office.
Words from our patients
"Dr Riley has been my Dr. For 11 years now. With a L5 S1 situation, she has helped me stay the competitive kid that I am today!"
"I'm so grateful to have Dr. Riley in my life not only because she is a fantastic chiropractor but also how kind and understanding she is."
"I started seeing Dr. Riley nearly two years ago. I had regular visits and saw a major improvement in my life-long scoliosis."
"Dr. Riley came to my work for a health fair and explained how she can help. In about 3 months I could stop taking pain medication."