Category Archives: Neck pain

Improve Your Posture for Reduced Back Pain – Here’s How

dr-lynelle-mcsweeny-reno-chiropractor-good-posturePoor posture is primarily a bad habit, and at one time or another, most of us are guilty of it. It’s not just an unflattering aesthetic – poor posture, whether we’re sitting, standing, or even lying down, can wreak havoc on your back and neck. Here’s how to improve your posture for reduced back pain. Read More

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Neck Pain? You Probably Need a Chiropractor

dr-lynelle-mcsweeney-reno-chirpractor-neck-painIt’s not uncommon to develop habits that really aren’t doing us any favors. That’s how our tendencies to stare at our phones all day long or slouch at our desk chair can lead to nagging neck pain. It’s not uncommon. Close to two thirds of our population will struggle with neck pain at least once, and once you’ve experienced it, you have major sympathy for those living with chronic neck pain. But before you reach for the painkillers, read on. If you have neck pain, Dr. McSweeney here in Reno can help. Read More

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Is Neck Pain Causing My Headaches?

dr-lynelle-mcsweeney-reno-chiro-neck-adjustmentYou may not give it much thought when you’re struggling through the pain of a headache, but the location and symptoms of a given headache may be affected by outside factors. If you’ve ever experienced headaches that vary in severity and location – a dull ache behind the ears and along the back of your skull or a throbbing temple, for example –  there may be something specific to blame. Neck pain can be a common culprit behind headaches. 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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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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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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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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Three Ways Chiropractic Adjustments Help Your Sore Neck

Poor posture, a set with bad technique at the gym, even just an awkward position while you slept last night – there are all kinds of ways we can create soreness in our necks. But however you got it, all you want is for it to go away, right? A chiropractic adjustment may be just what you need. Here are three ways chiropractic adjustments help your sore neck. Read More

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Seven Signs to See a Chiropractor for Neck Pain

While a stiff neck isn’t uncommon, there’s a difference between minor tenderness and a serious problem. But how can you tell when your neck is “bad enough” to see the chiropractor? We’re making it easy! Here are seven signs to see a chiropractor for neck pain. Read More

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Neck Stretches vs. Neck Strengthening

Last week, we wrote about treatment options for neck pain and mentioned the value of chiropractic evaluations for posture and body mechanics, as well as for recommendations for stretches and exercises that can help with that sore neck. Today, we’re elaborating a bit on the topic of neck stretches versus neck exercises intended to strengthen those muscles. What’s the difference? And what’s the value of each? Let’s take a look. Read More

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