Category Archives: Low back pain

Posture Tips If You’re Still Working From Home

dr-lynelle-mcsweeney-reno-bad-posture 2Working remotely is a reality for many of us, with some estimates claiming a full half of the entire American workforce is calling in from the sofa (or dining table). If you aren’t fortunate enough to have a full home office at the ready, your remote workstation may be putting you in a bad spot – literally. Poor posture, especially for hours on end, can create all kinds of issues in the body. Luckily, they’re preventable. Here are a few posture tips if you’re still working from home. Read More

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The Link Between Back Pain and Sleep

dr-lynelle-mcsweeney-reno-chiropracticIt doesn’t seem fair, but back pain and poor quality of sleep really do go hand in hand. Struggling with back pain can make sleep feel impossible, and insufficient sleep exacerbates back pain in a truly vicious cycle. Here are two reasons for the bad sleep/bad back link, and what you can do to improve your chances for better sleep. Read More

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5 Benefits of Better Posture

desk-jobWe’ve all heard that good posture is important, but not everyone can explain why. If you’re guilty of slouching or hunching, learning more about the benefits of a neutral spine may be the motivation you need to practice better posture. Learn how to achieve a neutral spine so you can enjoy these five benefits of better posture. Read More

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How Chiropractors Can Help – And How They Can’t

dr-lynelle-mcsweeney-reno-chiropractorWhile it’s conventional wisdom that the chiropractor can help with pain in the back or neck, that’s not telling the whole story. As a branch of medicine, chiropractic treats disorders in both the musculoskeletal and nervous systems, as well as the effects they have on the body as a whole. That means chiropractors can treat people for a surprising range of conditions – though not everything. Here’s how chiropractors can help – and how they can’t. Read More

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Two Tests to Determine Hip Pain from Low Back Pain

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You can differentiate your hip from your low back, of course, but determining the origin of pain in that general area is a little harder than you might realize. If you’re struggling with pain in your hip – or your low back – and you’re looking for relief, Dr. McSweeney can help you identify the real issue. Here are two tests to determine hip back from low back pain.

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Why Does My Back Go Out?

dr-lynelle-mcsweeney-reno-chiropractorIf you’ve ever struggled with sharp, intense pain in your back, you may have asked (or cried to!) yourself, “why did my back go out?” That description isn’t entirely accurate. After all, nothing has really “gone out.” Your spine and vertebrae are all still there. The issue is that your vertebra has shifted slightly from its usual position in relation to the vertebrae above and below. That impedes its normal movement with both neighboring vertebrae and the entire spine. So how does that happen? And what should you do now? Here’s what to know when your back goes out. Read More

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7 Ways to Keep Back Pain at Bay

dr-lynelle-mcsweeney-reno-back-painBlame your desk job, your mattress, or your last workout, but no matter the cause, back pain is no fun. There is good news, though. Your friendly neighborhood chiropractor can help you feel better, and there are things you can try at home to keep back pain away. Read More

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5 Reasons for Low Back Pain

dr-mcsweeney-reno-chiropractorWhen you’re older, back pain can be the result of conditions like degenerative joint or disk disease, fractures from osteoporosis, other other effects of aging on the spine. If you can’t blame any of that because you’re on the younger side, here are five reasons for low back pain. Read More

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The Effect of Bad Posture on Mood and Energy

 

dr-lynelle-mcsweeney-reno-bad-posture 2It’s a troublesome side effect of our increasingly tech-heavy world – the drooping head and hunched shoulder pose that we adopt at our computer or with our phones. The more often we assume the pose, the more our muscles and ligaments begin perceiving it as normal. The resulting poor posture doesn’t just affect our physical health and aesthetic, it can negatively impact our mood, energy levels, even our cognitive performance. Read More

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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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