Category Archives: Neck pain

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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Treatment Options for Neck Pain

There are far too many causes of neck pain in our daily lives, which is why some two thirds of the population will deal with it at least once. But whatever caused it, we’re guessing you just want it to feel better – fast! Good news. Today we’re looking at treatment options for that aching neck. Read More

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How to Improve Your Posture (And Reduce Neck & Back Pain)

Good posture isn’t just for runway models. We all benefit from sitting, standing, even lying in an optimal position. It may make you wonder, where does the bad habit of bad posture begin? Let’s take a look at some of the causes of bad posture and learn more about a test and exercise that can help you re-train yourself to sit and stand properly. Your neck and back will thank you! Read More

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How Do Chiropractic Adjustments Help My Sore Neck?

No matter how you ended up with a sore neck – sleeping awkwardly, poor technique at the gym, even star-gazing for too long! – once you have it, you want it gone. Chiropractic adjustments are intended to get you out of this kind of pain so you can go back to living life. But just how do chiropractic adjustments help your sore neck? Read More

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