Category Archives: Neck pain

4 Reasons to See a Reno Chiropractor

dr-lynelle-mcsweeney-electrotherapyMillions of people visit the chiropractor annually, in search of relief from all kinds of ailments. In Reno, Dr. Lynelle McSweeney offers a holistic approach to chiropractic care that includes joint manipulation, low-level laser therapy, physical therapy modalities, education, massage, rehabilitation exercises, and even nutrition and supplement recommendations. While there are a number of conditions that Dr. McSweeney can address, here are four reasons to see a chiropractor in Reno sooner rather than later. 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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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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