Category Archives: Benefits of Chiropractic

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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Reno Chiropractor Explains It All

reno-chiropractor-lynelle-mcsweeneyAs a chiropractor here in Reno, Dr. Lynelle McSweeney offers specialized care for the back, neck, hips and other parts of the body. And she’s no stranger to lots of questions. From inquiries about the many conditions she can treat to the differences between a nutritionist and a chiropractor, this Reno chiropractor explains it all. Here’s what she wants you to know about chiropractic care. Read More

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Surprising Conditions Your Chiropractor Can Treat

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As a chiropractor, Dr. McSweeney is trained to help patients dealing with back, neck and shoulder pain, headaches, knee pain, even foot pain. But it’s often surprising to people that she can help in many other ways as well. Here are a few surprising conditions your chiropractor can treat. Read More

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Do You Need a Nutritionist – Or a Chiropractor?

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It was Hippocrates who said, “all disease begins in the gut,” and chiropractors are the first to agree. Are you surprised to know that nutrition plays an important role in your chiropractic care? It’s true. And your ongoing neck pain and nagging abdominal ache may be more related than you thought. Here’s how. Read More

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Simple Ways to Become a Savvier Chiropractic Patient

dr-lynelle-mcsweeney-chiropractor-renoWhen you’re seeking treatment for something, whether it’s a broken leg, a sore back, or chronic migraines, it’s in your best interest to be an involved patient. In order to get the best medicine, you have to be present, sharing pertinent details so your doctor has the whole picture. Think 0f it like this – the more you put in to the appointment yourself, the more you’ll get out of it. Here are simple ways to become a savvier chiropractic patient, so that every appointment is effective. Read More

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What Should I Know about Chiropractic Maintenance Care?

dr-lynelle-mcsweeney-best-reno-chirpractorWhen it comes to chiropractic maintenance care, there are two big questions that tend to crop up. Some people wonder if they’ll need to keep seeing the chiropractic forever if they go once. Other people want to know exactly what maintenance care involves – visits every week? Every month? Let’s take a closer look at both questions. Here’s what you should know about chiropractic maintenance care. Read More

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