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How Often Do I Need to be Adjusted?

dr-lynelle-mcsweeney-reno-chiropractorThere are lots of reasons that people visit the chiropractor, but a common question relates to frequency. How often do you need to be adjusted? The right answer depends on the patient, the condition and the chiropractor. Read More

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Should I See the Chiropractor for My Headaches?

headache-chiropractic-careHeadaches come in all shapes and sizes, but across the board, they’re wildly unpleasant. Think about how you manage headaches – do you do your best to ignore it? Take some OTC pain pills and wait for the pain to go away? Stop everything and hide out in a dark room? But what about visiting the chiropractor? Should you see the chiropractor for headaches? Read More

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Is Chiropractic Care Safe During Pregnancy?

chiropractic-during-pregnancy-dr-lynelle-mcsweeney-reno 2We’ve written before about the benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy. Still, anyone who has ever been pregnant knows – the first question on a woman’s mind is always whether or not something is safe during pregnancy. Well, good news! Chiropractic care is most certainly safe during pregnancy, and that’s according to the American Pregnancy Association.  Read More

Should You See a Chiropractor? Here’s How to Tell

dr-lynelle-mcsweeney-chiropractor-renoHow do you know when a chiropractor can help you with your pain? Some things may be obvious – persistent low back pain, aching hips, even ongoing headaches or foot pain if you know a bit about the range of chiropractic care. But if you’re dealing with pain and you aren’t sure whether a chiropractor is the right specialist for treatment, here’s how to tell. Read More

Can Chiropractic Care Reduce Stress & Anxiety?

dr-lynelle-mcsweeney-reno-chiropractic-care-stress-anxietyYou know that your chiropractor can effectively treat all kinds of pain and various physical conditions, including those daily aches and pains, but can chiropractic care reduce stress and anxiety? As we begin this brand year, depression, stress and anxiety are reaching staggering proportions and prescription drug therapy for these mental health issues are likewise peaking. The good news is that holistic approaches to treating depression, anxiety and stress are also being explored.

Chiropractic care is one of them. Read More

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A Healthy Spine for 2018 – Four Tips from the Pros

dr-lynelle-mcsweeney-reno-spine-health-2018Back pain comes in different shapes and sizes, with different causes too. Luckily, keeping your spine healthy isn’t as difficult as you may think. Try these four tips from Dr. McSweeney for a healthy spine in 2018. Read More

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Health Tips for Surviving the Holidays

dr-lynelle-mcsweeney-reno-chiro-surviving-christmasWith Christmas and New Year’s Eve just around the corner, this is one of the busiest times of the year. And between the parties, the holiday baking, the shopping and all the planning, it’s easy to put stress on the body. To help keep your spine and nervous system healthy and functioning, try these simple health tips for surviving the holidays.

  • Stay active. You may be running errands all over town, but mindfulness is the point here. A short daily walk or some focused stretching is a great way to take some time to breathe and reflect. Use the time to remember the true value of the season.
  • Make time for restful sleep. Staying up late for parties and to wrap gifts is fine if you only do it a few times, but try to avoid too many late nights. Sleep is when the body heals itself, so don’t over schedule yourself and sacrifice slumber to fit it all in.
  • Be mindful of alcohol intake. Sure, it’s Christmas, but remember that alcohol is dehydrating and can be quite harmful to your health and wellbeing. Indulge, but do it appropriately.
  • Eat sensibly. Just as you’re enjoying alcoholic beverages with care, do the same with all those Christmas goodies. Choose sensible portions of your favorites, enjoy them slowly, and avoid going back for seconds.
  • Take time for yourself. The holidays can be a time of stress, depression and anxiety, and if this is your experience, give yourself space to process these emotions. Stress can have a profound impact on your spine health and overall wellbeing.
  • Keep your spine healthy. Dr. McSweeny is here for treatment if you find that you need it! Schedule an appointment to work out any kinks now, so that you can celebrate the holiday pain-free.

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What Does a Chiropractor Do?

dr-lynelle-mcsweeney-reno-chiropractorIf you’ve never visited a chiropractor before, you may not really understand what they do. Maybe you’re wondering how chiropractic care fits into the healthcare system, or when and why someone might benefit from visiting a chiropractor. Here’s what you should know if you’ve ever wondered, “what does a chiropractor do?” Read More

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Don’t Chiropractic Adjustments Weaken the Back?

dr-lynelle-mcsweeney-reno-chiropractorThere are millions of happy chiropractic patients in this country, but some people have little or downright wrong information about chiropractic care that keeps them from even considering its value. One of the most common myths is the idea that chiropractic adjustments can weaken the back, which means that you simply can’t stop once you’ve begun. Here’s why that’s not true. Read More

Should You Get a Massage or an Adjustment?

dr-mcsweeney-reno-chiropractor-massage-therapyWhether it’s your low back, your shoulder or your neck, nagging pain can make it next to impossible just to get through your day. So should you get a massage or an adjustment? Here’s how to decide between visiting the massage therapist or the chiropractor. Read More

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