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Arm & Leg Injury Pain Relief with Chiropractic

As discussed in the second blog of this series, soft tissue injuries  can effect tendons, ligaments, muscles, skin, blood vessels, fat, and connective tissues. Many of the patients we treat in our injury and auto accident clinic in Frisco, have found relief from their arm and leg injury pain with chiropractic treatment and modalities.

Types of Injuries

A car accident, whether minor or severe, can affect your body in many ways. Pain can be immediate, or it may be subtle. Sometimes the pain gradually increases over time. Other times it wanes and then gets worse again. Some common arm and leg injuries we have seen in our clinic include the following:

  • Shoulder impingement 
  • Joint dislocation of shoulder or elbow
  • Strains or sprains of the shoulder muscles
  • Patella (knee cap) compression or dislocation 
  • Damaged cartilage in your knee

No matter the severity or how fast it appears, we all want pain relief.

How Chiropractic Care Can Help

As an accident and injury clinic in Frisco, we’ve seen a variety of complex injuries. No matter the injury, it’s important that a trained and licensed professional, experienced in providing arm and leg injury pain relief, evaluates you. A comprehensive evaluation is the best way to determine the source of your pain.

After the evaluation, a treatment plan will be designed specifically for the patient and their injury. We offer comprehensive treatment for pain relief. For example, ultrasound therapy helps with relaxing muscles and decreasing muscle spasms. Electrical stimulation enhances your body’s natural pain relief process. A gentle manipulation helps realign your joints. Hot packs increase oxygen in muscles which helps heal damaged tissue. Cold packs are useful in decreasing inflammation (swelling) in the tissues and reducing your pain.

Start Your Pain Relief Here

If you have suffered any type of injury including arm or leg injuries from a car accident and are seeking an accident and injury clinic in Frisco, Dallas, Richardson, or Plano, IRC Physical Therapy and Chiropractic can help. We have convenient hours Monday through Saturday and will handle everything through your insurance claim. Book your appointment by filling out the request here, or call (972) 232-2227 today! 

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Chest Injuries from a Car Accident Can be Related to Spinal Trauma

Common chest injuries from a car accident are soreness, pain, and bruising, typically from a seatbelt. However, the chest pain some experience are the result of severe injury, like fractured ribs, require different treatment.

The rib cage is a part of the musculoskeletal system. It connects to the spine. Our accident and injury clinic in Plano is a sensible choice to ensure your spine is properly aligned, relieving muscle tension that may be causing your symptoms. 

Symptoms of Upper Back and Chest Pain

If a spinal column is misaligned, it could create a variety of symptoms that radiate around to the chest. Some of these symptoms include:

  • A sharp, almost shock-like pain
  • Dull achiness that felt in the chest, upper back, or even the shoulder
  • Noticeable pain when trying to take a breath
  • Tingling feeling in the chest
  • Rib pain
  • Stiffness
  • Fullness or pressure feeling in the chest

Treatment With Chiropractic

Chiropractic care involves more than just “cracking bones.” In fact, we don’t crack bones at all. However, what we do is adjust joints. Adjusting joints into proper alignment allows the patient’s body can function as designed. Our skilled chiropractors have decades of experience treating chest injuries related to car accidents. Many of these injuries are found to coincide with issues related to the spinal cord. Through a series of treatments (that may include gentle manipulations, ultrasound, hot/cold modalities, electrical stimulation, or traction) it is possible to get relief from your chest injury. Not all chest injuries (or bodies) are the same. After an initial evaluation at our accident and injury clinic in Plano, we’ll provide you with a diagnosis and a treatment plan specially designed to relieve your pain and discomfort.

Get Help With IRC Physical Therapy and Chiropractic

Chest injuries from a car accident could reveal a more serious problem. Don’t take your chances with an inexperienced chiropractic clinic. Contact your trusted accident and injury clinic in Plano today. Additionally, for your convenience, we have locations in Frisco, Richardson, and Dallas. Click here to schedule your appointment now, or call us at (972) 232-2227. 

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How Chiropractic Provides Relief from Soft Tissue Injuries

As discussed in the previous blog, some common injuries related to car accidents. This article will look at the types of soft tissue injuries we typically see here at our accident and injury clinic in Richardson. 

Defining Soft Tissue Injury

A soft tissue injury is damage to the soft tissues of your body and not your bones. This includes ligaments, tendons, skin, muscles, connective tissue, fat, and blood vessels. For example, a bruise, a contusion, or a sprain would be classified as a soft tissue injury. The severity of these injuries varies from a simple bruising to a serious contusion that could require medical treatment.

Common Injuries and Symptoms

As an accident and injury clinic in Richardson, we see sprains, strains, lacerations, contusions, joint impingements, and tears of ligaments, especially in the shoulders and knees.

  1. Sprains and strains typically happen from your body moving forcefully and quickly. You may feel tenderness, stiffness, soreness, reduced range of motion, and swelling. 
  2. Blunt trauma inevitably results in a contusion or bruising. When blood vessels are hit with enough force to cause them to break, bruising develops. 
  3. Impingement occurs when the tendons surrounding a joint are swollen, thus restricting movement. This often results in both pain and weakness.
  4. Torn ligaments, especially in the knees, are among the most common soft tissues injuries.  Possible signs of a torn ligament in the knee are swelling, instability in your leg, or stiffness.
  5. As an accident and injury clinic in Richardson we can diagnose your injury and prescribe treatment plan that caters to you and your goals.

How IRC Physical Therapy and Chiropractic Can Help

Depending on your injuries, we may take one of several approaches to treat your soft tissue injuries in our Richardson accident and injury clinic. We start with an evaluation to determine the severity of your injury. Understandably, that helps determine the course of treatment our skilled professionals will provide. Some methods may include electrical stimulation, massage, heat or cold packs, ultrasound therapy, and gentle manipulation. Click here to schedule your appointment online from the convenience of your home, or call (972) 232-2227 today. 

common accident injuries

What Are the Most Common Injuries after an Accident?

As an accident and injury clinic in Dallas, we see many patients that have pain as the result of car accidents. Many of the injuries we see are similar. We’ve decided to do a multi-part blog series, to share with the most common accident injuries that we treat.  

Common Car Accident Injuries

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, almost 3 million people are injured in car accidents every year. Injuries resulting from accidents can range from very minor to permanent, life-altering injuries. 

Injuries are typically divided into one of two categories: penetrating injuries or impact injuries. As you can imagine, penetrating injuries occur when any foreign object punctures the body. For example, glass shards embedded in the skin, or any other object causing scrapes or lacerations. An impact injury is when a  body part slams against an object in the vehicle. Impact injuries cause both superficial and internal injuries, but do not penetrate the skin. 

The following list are more injuries we see in our accident and injury clinic in Dallas.

  1. Soft tissue injuries
  2. Chest contusions
  3. Arm and leg sprains and strains
  4. Various injuries to the back
  5. Whiplash (as discussed in a previous blog)
  6. Head trauma

Injuries vary in severity, and you may feel pain right away or not feel any pain for several days. As we go through this series, we will discuss the most common car accident injuries in further detail. In our next blog, we will talk specifically about soft tissue injuries. 

Call Us When You Need an Accident & Injury Clinic

If you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident, you want a highly skilled accident and injury clinic in Dallas who can help you recover. You can trust the team at IRC Physical Therapy and Chiropractic’s skilled providers for real pain relief. Book your appointment online by clicking here or call (972) 232-2227 today – we will work with your insurance. Need an office closer to your work or home? We also have locations in Frisco, Plano, and Richardson.

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Can Scoliosis be Helped by Chiropractic Care?

The definition of scoliosis is an abnormal curvature of the spine. Scoliosis most commonly begins during childhood and affects approximately 3% of the population. Not everyone who suffers from scoliosis will require surgery, but they may endure pain and other complications as a result. If you’re looking for a noninvasive approach to help with your scoliosis symptoms, a chiropractor can help.

Symptoms of Scoliosis Treated at our IRC Physical Therapy and Chiropractic Office

Scoliosis can cause a myriad of symptoms. If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, you should call a chiropractor experienced with scoliosis in Frisco today.

  • Chronic back pain
  • Hips are uneven
  • One shoulder is higher than the other
  • Your head is not centered directly over your pelvis
  • Your body appears to lean to one side

Diagnosis and Treatment

If you think you might be suffering from scoliosis, a chiropractor will complete a thorough evaluation along with imaging studies, which most often includes a few x-rays and a physical evaluation. These imaging studies show a clear picture of your spine, which is important when developing a treatment plan based on your individual needs.

The treatment plan outlines the frequency of your visits, the projected duration of your visits, what types of therapies will be utilized, and education on home exercises. Initially, your chiropractor will want to see you a few times weekly until your spine starts adapting to the changes and proper alignment. As treatment progresses, your visits will decrease in frequency to the point of only needing routine maintenance.

Talk with Your Physician

Since scoliosis is a lifelong condition, it is important to ask your doctor the following:

  1. How often do you need chiropractic adjustments?
  2. How many times should you get adjusted by a chiropractor?

Scoliosis Care at IRC Physical Therapy and Chiropractic in Frisco, TX

Although there is no cure for scoliosis in severe forms with chiropractic treatment alone, a chiropractor can help relieve your symptoms and prevent the curvature from worsening. Experience relief of your scoliosis by visiting IRC Physical Therapy and Chiropractic in Frisco. Call us at  (972) 232-2227 and schedule your appointment today, or click on “Book Appointment” to confidentially schedule through our secure site. We also have offices in Richardson, Plano and Dallas.

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What Age Is Child Chiropractic Care Important?

One of the biggest misconceptions about child chiropractic care is that it’s only for adults. In fact, regular relief child chiropractic care has countless benefits for children, too. Anyone, at any age, can be adjusted by a chiropractor. Yes, even newborns just days old! If you’re seeking natural chiropractic care in Plano, TX, we’ve got you covered.

Results For All Ages

From newborn to teenagers, natural chiropractic care is a noninvasive treatment that can help your child grow developmentally through optimal wellness. When the vertebrae of the spine is restricted and not moving properly, this interrupts signals from the nervous system that communicate with the entire body. Let’s take a look at some of the ways your child could benefit from treatment with our pediatric chiropractors in Plano, TX at our chiropractic clinic.


Childbirth is not an easy task for mom.  It is also strenuous on your little human. They’re squeezing their way into the world through the tiniest space. Through this process, it’s quite possible they may experience spinal misalignment that could be the culprit for issues like colic, difficulty breastfeeding, earaches, or congestion. Natural chiropractic care realigns your baby’s spine to relieve stress on the nerve pathways, and your baby will be more comfortable.

Toddlers and School-Aged

Learning to walk comes with countless falls. Learning to ride a bike, climbing a tree, rollerblading, skateboarding and sports. These are all normal childhood activities that take a toll on the body. If the spine jolts and moves the vertebrae out of its normal position it can compress nerves.  After that, it can create pain, irritableness, trouble sleeping, and more. Above all, remember that, without treatment, the more serious the effects will be.

Next Step

Opening up communication from your child’s spine to all of their organs and other bodily functions will allow them to sleep better.  Consequently, they will also breathe better and function at their greatest capacity. No matter the age of your child, now is the optimal time to schedule a visit with a pediatric chiropractor. We have offices in the Winnetka Heights area of Dallas, Richardson, Frisco or  Plano, TX, areas.  Schedule your child’s initial visit at our pain and chiropractic injury clinic at (972) 232-2227.

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Can our Texas Injury Clinic Help With Hip Pain?

Your hips are a key component when it comes to weight-bearing joints. Pain in your hips can throw your whole body out of whack. Because muscles intertwine, hip pain can be anywhere around the front, back, or sides of your hip, but it could also radiate into your buttocks. Whether your hip pain is the result of overuse, a fall, trauma, or a health condition, non-invasive chiropractic treatments can help!

How Can Chiropractic Treatments from our Accident Care Clinic Help?

If you’re sick, you go to the doctor. Do they prescribe only one thing? No. Usually, your treatment will consist of different types of therapies, modalities, or medication so your health can reach its maximum potential. The same is true with our accident clinic chiropractic treatments. It is so much more than walking in, getting your bones “cracked” and leaving feeling better. We analyze your specific pain complaint, get to the root of the diagnosis for your hip pain and plan a course of treatment utilizing a combination of treatments.

Chiropractic Treatment Options

  • Joint manipulation – This is a manual manipulation that a Doctor of Physical Therapy or Chiropractor completes.  This includes stretches and/or the application of enough pressure to the joint to make it move. The chiropractor can do this on a drop table, which manipulates the hip similarly to a manual technique but requires less hands-on pressure.
  • Hot or cold packs to address swelling or soreness around the joint.
  • Ultrasound or electronic muscle stimulation to reduce swelling pain.
  • Stretching and implements to help you sit more comfortably and lifestyle adjustments may be recommended as well.

Get Your Injury Relief in Plano, TX

If you suffer from hip pain, reach out to your team at IRC Physical Therapy and Chiropractic in Plano, Richardson, Frisco, and Winnetka Heights in Dallas. We will custom-tailor your treatment plan using a goal-oriented approach. With over 120 years of combined experience, you can be confident you are getting the highest quality care. Call IRC Physical Therapy and Chiropractic today at (972) 232-2227 or fill out our confidential contact form.

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Each Chiropractor Provides Whiplash Pain Relief

If you’ve been involved in a car accident or a sports injury involving the neck, it’s quite probable you have experienced whiplash. Whiplash occurs when there is a forceful back-and-forth motion of your neck. Although the most common cause is rear-end car accidents, it can also result from a fall, physical abuse, or sports accidents. If left untreated, muscles tighten, and you will end up with a loss of motion. The good news is a chiropractor can help with pain relief from your whiplash injury and help you regain motion.

Symptoms and Treatment at our Pain and Injury Clinic

Symptoms of whiplash can appear immediately, or it may be a few hours before they begin to manifest. The symptoms can be mild to severe and vary from person to person. Typically, you will experience neck pain, back pain, or pain in the shoulders which can also radiate into the hands and fingers. The pain can range from stiffness to a dull achy pain, sharp stabbing pain, or a pins and needles sensation.

Whiplash pain relief can sometimes be controlled simply with over-the-counter medication. However, when your injury is more severe, a chiropractor can provide therapeutic relief from your whiplash. Chiropractic care is more than spinal adjustment. Our team works together for your optimal wellness through various treatments in our office and recommended at home physical therapy. Your treatment could include any combination of the following:

  • Spinal adjustment
  • Hot/cold packs
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Massage
  • Stretching
  • Ultrasound
  • Traction
  • Home exercises

Visit our Whiplash Injury Clinic

Look no further for your whiplash pain relief. Our Dallas chiropractic teams specialize in various treatment methodologies to address your specific whiplash injury. If you have been injured, it’s crucial to begin care right away without delay. Most accidents are covered 100% through insurance, and we have flexible hours and four locations throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area to accommodate any schedule. Call today to schedule your appointment –  (972) 232-2227.

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Personal Injury Chiropractor Can Stop Headaches

If you have ever experienced a headache, you are not alone. Nine out of 10 Americans have suffered from a headache at some point in their life. Headaches present in different forms for everyone. You may have pressure behind the eyes, throbbing in the top of your head, a sharp, stabbing pain in the temples, or a dull, achy pain that just won’t go away. What’s your go to for relief? Medication? Rest? Wait it out? Although other methodologies can be helpful, they don’t treat the root of the problem. Today, we’re going to discuss how chiropractic care can provide long-term headache relief.

What Is a Tension Headache?

Typically, a tension headache presents as pain in a band around the head or pain behind the eyes. The pain can be dull, sharp or achy and can last from hours to days at a time. Causes of headaches can be linked to stress or diet, but most commonly, tension headaches result from a restricted vertebras of the spine. The good news is that in most cases, you can experience headache relief with chiropractic treatment.

How Adjustments from a Personal Injury Chiropractor Help

Many studies have shown that chiropractic treatment provides effective headache relief, sometimes immediately, especially when pain originates from the spinal cord. Researchers at Duke University Evidence-Based Practice Center have also discovered that individuals who chose chiropractic treatment had significantly fewer side effects and longer-lasting relief of tension-type headaches. Further studies have reported that headache sufferers who were treated with a chiropractor for only four weeks actually experienced lasting benefits in comparison with those who chose pain medication.

Dallas Chiropractic Center – Your Place for Headache Relief

When looking for a chiropractic center in Dallas, look no further than IRC Physical Therapy and Chiropractic Center. We have offices in the Winnetka Heights neighborhood, Plano, Frisco and Richardson. Our skilled Doctors of Chiropractic implement goal-centered treatment designed specifically for you and your headache relief. Fill out the contact form or call us today at (972) 232-2227.

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What Conditions Can Chiropractic Care Treat?

Have you been in a car accident or suffered a work-related injury? Billboards and commercials are have an inundation of advertisements for chiropractors to call if you have been hurt. Did you know that car accidents are only a fraction of issues chiropractic care addresses? All bodily functions, mechanical or otherwise, originate from the spinal cord because that’s where the nerve pathways connect. Your spine is essentially the switchboard sending messages throughout your body telling it what to do.

We Are Car Accident Clinic and More

When your spine mobility is restricted, your nerve signals have a disruption, kind of like a kink in a hose. If this conditions is not treated, the muscles around that area will adapt to the change and tighten. This can lead to discomfort and many different issues. Some examples of contributing factors other than car accidents include:

  • Lifting something without proper form
  • Sleeping in an awkward position
  • Getting bumped, hit, or knocked down during a sporting event
  • Slipping and falling
  • Your dog pulling abruptly on their leash
  • Riding a rollercoaster

Additionally, chiropractic care can be effective for other conditions including headaches, migraines, knee pain, hip pain, shoulder pain, and other physical pain when there has been no obvious triggering event.

What Do They Do?

When most people think of a chiropractor, they think of someone cracking their joints. The reality is that treatment is a combination of elements that result in optimum wellness. Because the muscles surrounding your spine develop a “memory” if you will around the spine to protect it. When the spine is not able to move in a free way, the muscles will tighten in a way they’re not meant to. Treatment modalities like heat packs/cryotherapy, electrical muscle stimulation, traction, ultrasound, and massage are all used in conjunction with spinal manipulation, so the muscles and the spine are in sync.

How Can I Get Help?

Starting your journey to spinal health is only a phone call away. Our medical professionals at IRC Physical Therapy and Chiropractic offer a wide array of services and proudly treat clients of all ages. If you are looking for a chiropractor in the Richardson, Plano, Frisco or Winnetka Heights of Dallas area, contact us today at (972) 232-2227.