Chiropractic

Chiropractic Care

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Chiropractic Adjustments

Trinity Health Solutions‘ Chiropractor, Dr. Derrick, restores motion and efficiency to patients’ joints through the use of multiple adjustment and manipulation techniques. He will consult with you to understand your needs and goals, and then create a treatment plan with specific adjustment techniques to restore your body’s full potential. Dr. Derrick works closely with our Family Medicine and Medical Massage teams, in order to achieve optimal results for your body. If you have been injured in an auto accident or personal injury accident, Dr. Derrick can see you immediately to assess your body’s injuries and needs.

Types of Adjustments

Diversified

A chiropractic adjustment technique where the chiropractor uses his hands directly on the patient to perform the adjustment and is not assisted by any tool or device. We primarily use this technique at Trinity Health Solutions, however any technique can be used based on patient need or request.

Table Assisted

Also known as the Thompson Technique, this chiropractic adjustment is performed using a drop-piece on the table. Dr. Derrick primarily uses this technique for adjusting the hips and pelvis in our practice, however it can be used to adjust the whole spine.

Activator

The Activator Technique, also known as ‘the clicker’, uses a tool that makes a ‘click’ sound during the chiropractic adjustment. We primarily use this technique on apprehensive or young patients in our practice.

Extremity

Most chiropractic patients don’t know this, but we can treat joints in the body outside the spine. In our multidisciplinary practice at Trinity Health Solutions, Dr. Derrick uses the Diversified and Activator techniques to adjust extremities.

Ailments Treated With Chiropractic Care

Neck Pain

Neck pain is one of the most common complaints that we see in chiropractic patients. It’s important to determine if the cause is soft tissue, such as a sprain, strain, or bugling/herniated disc, or mechanical, such as joint disfunction or misalignment.

Causes of neck pain varies in nature from poor posture to injury, and everything in between. More and more patients are experiencing neck pain due to technology, and our poor posture associated with looking directly down toward our lap at our smartphone or tablet.

If left unaddressed, you run the risk of an initial small issue turning into a more extensive issue. As the say, “an ounce of prevention, is worth a pound of cure.”

Middle Back Pain

Middle back pain can be tricky. Is the pain source independently located in the middle back, or is the pain a result of stress and pressure from your neck or lower back? Sometimes middle back pain is not caused by your middle back, but instead by the junction between your ribs and your thoracic spine.

Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain is the other most common complaint Dr. Derrick sees in his chiropractic patients. Like neck pain, it also stems from poor posture to injury, and everything in between.

Technology has played a similar, but also different role with lower back pain. Poor posture associated with looking at our smart devices, but also the fact that more and more work is done in front a computer. We were not designed to sit for 8+ hours per day.

TYPES OF LOWER BACK PAIN

Sciatica is described as a pain that radiates from the lower back to the buttocks and/or to the lower hip and groin area, but generally stays above the knees. Sciatica tends to present as a very dull, but intense nagging pain with a sharper presentation with certain movements. It’s cause could be anything from mechanical and joint dysfunction to bulging or herniated disc.

Bulging or herniated disc is generally due to chronic repetitive stress or acute trauma. Some are asymptomatic, while others can refer pain from the back all the way into the foot. Bulging or herniated discs may also cause weakness and/or numbness in the back or legs.

Headaches

TYPES OF HEADACHES

Cervicogenic Headaches, also known as Myogenic Headaches, originate at the junction of the the base of the skull and the neck. These headaches may present as ‘band-like’ headaches, and can generally be treated with over-the-counter medication. While cervicogenic headaches may be stress related, at Trinity Health Solutions, we work with these patients to reduce the general neck tension, there by improving their headaches.

Tension Headaches, also known as Stress Headaches, are related to high levels of stress and feels like a band wrapped around the head. Dr. Derrick works with patients to relieve overall effects of stress on the body, such as chronic tightness and stiffness.

Migraine Headaches tend to have vascular and/or neurological components, and Dr. Derrick co-manages these patients with our medical side or the patient’s current medical provider.

Extremity Pain

TYPES OF EXTREMITY PAIN

The Shoulder is a very complex joint. Most chiropractic patients wait too long to seek treatment when they are having shoulder pains, and end up making their shoulder problems worse with an extensive recovery. Dr. Derrick must also determine if it’s a true shoulder condition, acromioclavicular separation, arthritis or referral from the cervical spine.

Types of Shoulder Pain

Rotator Cuff Injuries are one of the most common causes of shoulder pain. Dr. Derrick will work with you to determine which four parts of the rotator cuff are involved, and which muscle groups are contributing to the pain. Sprains, strains, or tendinitis in other muscle groups, such as biceps, triceps, deltoids, and trapezius, may cause shoulder pain.

Dr. Derrick will also pinpoint the type of injury, such as sprain, strain, tendinitis, partial tear, or complete tear. We manage these chiropractic patients with help from our medical side and develop a rehabilitation plan that consists of both passive and active care.

Bursitis is not the most common form of shoulder pain, but may be seen in chiropractic patients who have recently taken a fall. The pain can come on gradually or be sudden onset, but it’s important to have bursitis treated before the condition leads to a ‘frozen shoulder’. The condition can escalate into ‘frozen shoulder’ when the chiropractic patient stops using his shoulder due to the initial pain of bursitis, and treatment is not sought. Dr. Derrick also co-manages bursitis patients with our medical side and develops a rehabilitation plan that consists of custom passive and active care.

The Elbow

Types of Elbow Pain

Tennis Elbow, or lateral epicondylitis, is tenderness or pain in the outer elbow generally caused by repetitive movement. Common in tennis players, hence the name.

Golfers Elbow, or medial epicondylitis, is tenderness or pain in the inner elbow. Common in golfers, but also common in sports with throwing.

Wrist and Hand Pains occur for many different causes, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, fracture of carpals due to fall, sprains or strains, or tendonitis. Depending on the type and cause of the pain, we use a combination of both active and passive rehabilitation care and medical massage.

The Hip

Types of Hip Pain

Bursitis tends to be very persistent when not treated, and is typically seen more in women. Chiropractic patients with bursitis have very tight IT Bands (illiotibial bands), and the most common complaint is not being able to sleep on the side of the pain’s location.  Dr. Derrick will help determine if the pain is bursitis pain, or referred pain like sciatica.

Joint pain requires Dr. Derrick to source the origin of the hip pain, and determine if it’s related to bursitis, or a possible sprain or strain. Digital X-Rays may need to be taken to rule out degenerative changes, such as arthritis. Once the source of pain is found, Dr. Derrick will develop an appropriate treatment plan or refer the patient to an appropriate specialist.

The Knee pain is generally caused by sprains and strains. In knee injuries, it’s important to determine the extent of the injury- is it only a sprain or strain, and if so, what soft tissue is involved? Is there possible ligament damage? Is the ACL, PCL, or meniscus involved? Is the knee stable? Should an X Ray or MRI be ordered?

Based on thorough examination, a treatment plan can be coordinated or specialist referrals can be made.

The Ankle and Foot

Types of Ankle and Foot Pain

Plantar Fasciitis is the most common type of foot pain, and is generally located on the bottom of the foot and around the arch. Plantar fasciitis can be very painful, especially when getting out of bed in the morning, and is sometimes described as feeling like bubble wrap on the bottom of the foot. Dr. Derrick will craft a custom treatment plan that may include active and passive therapy, medical massage, orthotics, or medical co-management in severe cases.

Sprains and Strains can be very painful and the extent of the injury needs to be determined. In severe cases, sprains and strains may cause ligament ruptures or fractures. These injuries can take 6-8 weeks to heal.

Heel Pain may be caused by several factors including a heel spur or plantar fasciitis.

Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is the general term used to describe the degeneration of a joint or bone from the stresses of wear and tear. Joints that are mechanically inefficient, or areas that experience a lot of repetitive injuries, tend to develop the degeneration of osteoarthritis.

Whiplash

Many chiropractic patients believe whiplash is a result of an auto accident, but whiplash can occur in many situations, like taking a fall. Whiplash is felt throughout the spine and responds well to a combination of chiropractic adjustments, medical massage, and physical therapy. Whiplash recovery time varies, but on average takes 6-8 weeks. It’s important to seek treatment for whiplash to decrease the risk of early onset spinal degeneration.

DRX9000 Spinal Decompression

The DRX9000 is a computer-controlled table used to decompress the cervical and/or lumbar spine to reduce the affects of bulging or herniated disc. Similar to a traction table, but very different in how it applies the pulling force to the spine. The DRX9000 gently separates the bones of the spine and reduces the pressure in the spinal discs. Decompression offers many benefits to chiropractic patients, ask Dr. Derrick how you can improve with the DRX9000!

Ailments Treated With DRX9000

  • Bulging or Herniated Discs
  • Sciatica
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Back Pain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Bursitis
  • Tendonitis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease

Foot Levelers Orthotics

Foot Levelers Orthotics are custom made using the molds from your feet, designed to support all three arches of the foot. Your feet are your foundation, so problems with your feet, like flat feet or falling arch, can contribute to ankle, knee, hip and back pain.

We spend a lot of time on our feet, and we don’t always take care of them. Many of us work on hard surfaces more than 8 hours a day, while not wearing properly fitted shoes or worn out shoes. A lot of people just don’t wear shoes with proper foot support, like flip flops or worn out tennis shoes. Over time, these factors add up and contribute to foot pain, ankle pain, or plantar fasciitis. Foot Levelers Orthotics help by adding proper arch support and decreasing stress on your feet.

Foot Levelers Products

Types of Custom Slip-Ins

Active
Luxury
Comfort
Tough
Golf
Runners
Kids & Teens
Water Resistant
All-Weather/Hiking
Dress

Types of Custom Shoes

Clarks
Florsheim
New Balance
Brooks
Merrell
Keen
Flip Flops – Regular & Waterproof
Sandals

Kinesiology Taping

Kinesiology tape is a thin elastic tape applied to areas of the body to help provide support and stability, without affecting circulation or range of motion. We use kinesiology tape for acute and chronic injuries to help provide support in the affected area. Kinesiology tape can also be used to prevent injuries, help with performance, and lessen fatigue. Nearly all sports injuries may benefit from kinesiotaping, please contact our office for an evaluation to determine if this product is right for you.

Contact Us

Trinity Health Solutions is currently accepting new chiropractic patients, and we invite you to contact us with any questions you might have about our practice and the services that we provide. We accept all major medical insurance, personal injury and third party liability.

To make an appointment, please call us at 972-548-1650 or complete the form below.

Address

5801 Virginia Pkwy #200
McKinney, TX 75071

Phone

972-548-1650

Hours

Monday 8:00 am- 7:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am- 2:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am- 7:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am- 6:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am- 2:00 pm
Saturday By Appointment