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How Sleeping Habits Affect Back Pain

tired-manToday’s guest post was written by the sleep experts at The Sleep Help institute, an online resource for sleep health and tips to help readers get a better night’s sleep.

If you have back pain, you have probably spent some nights staring at the ceiling and wishing you could get to sleep. It’s well known that dealing with pain can make it harder to get to sleep. However, fewer people are aware of how this lack of sleep can affect their back pain in turn. Unfortunately, back pain and sleep can become a vicious cycle. When you can’t sleep due to back pain, the pain may be perceived as worse than it is, which makes it more difficult to sleep. Read More

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My Chiropractic Adjustment Made Me Feel Worse!

dr-lynelle-mcsweeney-reno-chiropracticWhen your back or neck is out of alignment and causing pain, going to the chiropractor is a good idea. But what happens if your chiropractic adjustment makes you feel worse? Here’s why that may happen, and why it’s not actually a bad thing. Read More

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Here’s How Chiropractic Care Can Affect Mental Health

dr-lynelle-mcsweeney-reno-chiropractic-mental-healthMany people tend to associate the chiropractor with back and neck pain relief, which is quite reasonable. But does that mean chiropractors can only help people struggling with physical pain? Not at all. Approximately 40 million Americans have a mental health condition, and some of them find relief with a visit to the chiropractor. Here’s how chiropractic care can affect mental health. Read More

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7 Tips for Reducing Neck Pain

spinal-care-dr-lynelle-mcsweeneyWhen your neck hurts, life can be miserable. And, according to one study, somewhere between 10 and 21% of Americans will experience this misery at least once a year. If you work in an office, your chances of dealing with neck pain are even higher. And it gets worse – of those experiencing neck pain, the majority will experience chronic, recurrent pain, meaning it will come and go indefinitely. A literal pain in the neck, right? Here’s the silver lining – you can reduce your odds of neck pain with these seven tips. Read More

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Chiropractic For Allergies – Does It Work?

spring-leavesOur spring e-newsletter just hit inboxes, because despite recent snowstorms, winter is technically over. As the weather begins to warm in the coming weeks, flowers will bud, leaves will grow, days will become longer, and for many, allergy season will be in full effect. Runny noses, itchy eyes, sneezing and wheezing – these are all symptoms of hay fever, an allergy that creates hypersensitivity to pollen and other environmental substances. So, does chiropractic care for allergies work? You might be surprised.
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Back Pain? Try Changing Your Diet.

dr-mcsweeney-reno-chiropractorDesk jockeys will try anything to alleviate the strain in their backs, necks and shoulders – the result of sitting at that desk for way too long. From swapping the chair for a yoga ball to ditching the desk for a treadmill, there’s no end to the creativity. If this sounds familiar and you’re desperate for a solution, have you considered changing your diet? Here’s why. Read More

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Should You Get a Massage Before or After You See the Chiropractor?

dr-lynelle-mcsweeney-reno-adjustment-before-after-massageOne of our most-read blog posts answers the question, “Do I need a chiropractic adjustment or massage?” Today, we’re touching on the same topic. Chiropractic care and massage therapy can be wonderful complementary therapies, but should you get a massage before or after you see the chiropractor? Read More

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Here’s How a Strong Core Can Reduce Back Pain

dr-mcsweeney-reno-chiropractorBack pain can vacillate between mildly uncomfortable to debilitating, but it’s never welcome. What if we told you there was a way to strengthen the muscles in your back and minimize that back pain? It doesn’t involve medication, or even an adjustment. It’s something you can do daily or a few times a week, and it brings with it a slew of additional benefits. We’re talking about exercise and specifically, building your core. Here’s how a strong core can reduce back pain. Read More

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How Does Chiropractic Care Help the Immune System?

dr-lynelle-mcsweeney-reno-chiropractorWe’re smack in the middle of a terrible cold and flu season – even the dogs are dealing with it! People are slathering on hand sanitizer, dosing up on nutritional supplements and wondering what else they can do to stay healthy. If you’re one of them, have you considered visiting the chiropractor? You may associate the chiropractor with back and neck pain care, but here’s how chiropractic care helps the immune system. Read More

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Chiropractic Techniques in Dr. McSweeney’s Reno Practice

dr-lynelle-mcsweeney-chiropractic-techniques-renoDoctors of chiropractic are trained in a variety of chiropractic techniques. If you’ve ever visited a chiropractor here in Reno, or anywhere, you may have experienced different treatments or read about different techniques. Some chiropractors practice exclusively in a certain technique, while others take a different approach. Read More

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