Welcome To Ark-La-Tex Health Center

Welcome to our clinic. We are the only Multi-Disciplinary clinic in Texarkana to provide medical and chiropractic care under one roof. This gives you convenience, so whatever your needs they can be filled quickly and easily without waiting days or weeks for an appointment with another type of doctor.

We can usually see you the same or next day, so no worries about getting in quickly. Trust us to help you starting today!


I came to Texarkana over 30 years ago to start a practice to give patients healthcare, not just pill care. Any doctor can hand out pills for problems, we actually try to solve the health care problem so you don’t need pills. We provide not only general medical care, and chiropractic care, but also quick pain free laser weight loss, biofeedback for autism/insomnia/chronic pain/restless leg syndrome, DOT physicals and drug testing.

We will do our best to accommodate your busy schedule. Request an appointment today!

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Our office uses cutting edge therapies like PRP and regenerative medicine for arthritic joints instead of the old bad steroid shots. We have Painfree Laser Fat Reduction machines to lose weight fast. We use evidenced-based care instead of old standard care that doesn’t work. This gives you better faster results, with less medication or surgery.

We have good luck with migraines, neck and back pain, degenerative knees, and shoulders with torn rotator cuffs. We work with auto accidents and work comp injuries. Plus we do plain old family practice for cuts, flu, infections, and general health exams.



Doctor James Raker is a chiropractor at Ark-La-Tex Health Center in Texarkana, AR. If you are struggling with neck or back pain, headaches or migraines, carpal tunnel, sciatica, or any other health condition please contact us today.

  • Certified Medical Examiner for the Dept of Transportation
  • Certified Wellness Provider and Chiropractic Physician of Ark-La-Tex Health Center
  • Has held hospital privileges at Wadley Regional Medical Center, Doctor’s Hospital of New Boston, and Pearson Surgical Center
  • Has been certified by the Arkansas Athletic Commission as the only chiropractic doctor in Arkansas for Professional Boxing, presiding over 600 fights

If you are struggling with neck or back pain, headaches or migraines, carpal tunnel, sciatica, or any other health condition, please contact us today.



Matt Brandon, FNP, has always been interested in science. Becoming involved with medicine was his way of doing two things he loved at once: working with science and working with people. He is a graduate of Arkansas High School and graduated from RN school at SAU in 1992. Over the years, he has worked in critical care, rehab, home health, long-term care, and hospice.

He graduated with his Family Practitioner degree from University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in 2013 and performed his clinicals locally through the AHEC of Texarkana.

Being able to listen to my patients develop a plan of care and assist them to a better quality of life is what I love about my profession,” Matt said. He treats patients 6 years old and up and manages conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, thyroid disease, etc. Other services include DOT physicals, work and school physicals, regenerative and PRP injections. He is a provider in 16 different insurance companies, and he accepts Medicare.

As a medical professional, Matt began 2019 by going to a regenerative medicine convention in Atlanta, Georgia. Since then he has been collecting information and putting together the process of using regenerative medicine for damaged and painful joints. He explains, “This is an option to try before surgery, has a much faster recovery time, and it is a procedure that I do in the office. I believe regenerative medicine is going to have a huge impact on the future of medicine.

What Our Patients Are Saying


Dana S.

Professional, kind and compassionate staff, Dr. Raker is very knowledgeable and does his best to help you become pain-free. Highly recommend.

Amy H.

Dr Raker and his staff are great. He figures out what is wrong and how to adjust your joints for no more pain. I also use the medical side for my D.O.T. physicals. I feel a lot better when I leave, than I did when I got there.

Suzie B.

I have had lower back pain for 30yrs and had started having neck and hip pain for the last year or more. My primary dr referred me to Dr Raker and I could not be more pleased. He did my initial exam and x-rays and went to work. After 3 weeks I feel about 80% better. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone looking for a chiropractor.

Rae S.

I am very satisfied with the services that I have received thus far. The staff is friendly, the atmosphere is great, and the location is easily accessible. Dr. Raker is very professional and he's very thorough. I'm grateful for the services I've been provided. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is suffering with neck/back pain.
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