Category Archives: Benefits of Chiropractic

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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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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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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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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Can Chiropractic Care Really Boost the Immune System?

dr-lynelle-mcsweeney-reno-chiropractorWe’ve written before about the many benefits of chiropractic care beyond helping patients with that sore neck or aching back, and usually, we mention the immune system boost related to chiropractic care. It surprises many people when they hear that chiropractic care can help the immune system, which is understandable. Here’s how it works. Read More

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5 Chiropractic Myths, Debunked

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If you’ve never seen a chiropractor, you may have some misconceptions about the what they actually do and how they help people. But in order to make the best decisions about your health, you need all of the facts – not unverified stories and anecdotes about friends of friends. Today, we’re debunking five of the most common chiropractic myths. Read More

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