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A Warm Welcome to Dr. Porter’s Patients

dr-lynelle-mcsweeney-reno-chiropractor-2Greetings!

A few months ago, I had the pleasure of treating another Reno chiropractor, when Dr. Porter came into my office. Over the course of his treatment, we learned that our approach to chiropractic was strikingly similar. Dr. Porter also shared that he was looking for a local chiropractor not just for his own treatment, but for the care of all his patients. With plans for a leave of absence from his practice to complete research for specific studies and write a book, Dr. Porter first wanted to find someone he trusted. I’m pleased to tell you that our shared approach to care and treatment made his decision a little easier, and I want to formally welcome all of Dr. Porter’s patients. Read More

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Do Chiropractic Adjustments Hurt?

dr-lynelle-mcsweeney-reno-adjustment-before-after-massageIf you’ve never been to the chiropractor yourself, you’ve likely heard about people getting their “backs cracked.” Sounds painful, right? Here’s what to know about adjustments, including whether they’re painful. Spoiler – the answer is no! Read More

Can the Chiropractor Help with Tight Hamstrings?

dr-lynelle-mcsweeney-hamstringsHobbling around with stiff hamstrings isn’t fun, and people tend to assume that stretching is the answer. Here’s why stretching may not address the root of the problem, why the tightness always comes back, and whether a chiropractor like Dr. McSweeney here in Reno can help. Read More

What’s Better for Neck Pain – The Chiropractor or Massage Therapy?

dr-lynelle-mcsweeney-reno-chiropractorBoth chiropractors and massage therapists treat patients with their hands, but that’s where the similarities end. Both might be a good option for isolated pain, however. If you’re struggling with neck pain, what’s better – a visit to the chiropractor or massage therapy? Here’s what to know about chiropractic care, massage therapy, and when one kind of treatment may be a better choice. Read More

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Is Chiropractic Care Safe During Pregnancy?

chiropractic-during-pregnancy-dr-lynelle-mcsweeney-reno 2We’ve written before about the benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy. Still, anyone who has ever been pregnant knows – the first question on a woman’s mind is always whether or not something is safe during pregnancy. Well, good news! Chiropractic care is most certainly safe during pregnancy, and that’s according to the American Pregnancy Association.  Read More

Should You See a Chiropractor? Here’s How to Tell

dr-lynelle-mcsweeney-chiropractor-renoHow do you know when a chiropractor can help you with your pain? Some things may be obvious – persistent low back pain, aching hips, even ongoing headaches or foot pain if you know a bit about the range of chiropractic care. But if you’re dealing with pain and you aren’t sure whether a chiropractor is the right specialist for treatment, here’s how to tell. Read More

Can Chiropractic Care Reduce Stress & Anxiety?

dr-lynelle-mcsweeney-reno-chiropractic-care-stress-anxietyYou know that your chiropractor can effectively treat all kinds of pain and various physical conditions, including those daily aches and pains, but can chiropractic care reduce stress and anxiety? As we begin this brand year, depression, stress and anxiety are reaching staggering proportions and prescription drug therapy for these mental health issues are likewise peaking. The good news is that holistic approaches to treating depression, anxiety and stress are also being explored.

Chiropractic care is one of them. Read More

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Don’t Chiropractic Adjustments Weaken the Back?

dr-lynelle-mcsweeney-reno-chiropractorThere are millions of happy chiropractic patients in this country, but some people have little or downright wrong information about chiropractic care that keeps them from even considering its value. One of the most common myths is the idea that chiropractic adjustments can weaken the back, which means that you simply can’t stop once you’ve begun. Here’s why that’s not true. Read More

Considering a Chiropractor? Here are 3 Things to Know First.

dr-mcsweeney-reno-chiropractorWhile most people have a general idea of what a chiropractor really does, they may struggle for specifics. The easiest way to explain what a chiropractor does is as a doctor who manages bone and joint pain. A chiropractor isn’t a substitute for traditional medicine, but rather a complement. If you’re considering a chiropractor, here are three things to know first. Read More

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4 Things to Know About the Chiropractor

dr-mcsweeney-reno-chiropractorYou may have a vague understanding of a chiropractor’s services, but today, we’re offering a bit of clarification. Whether you’re ready to put that nagging back pain behind you for good, you want help with ongoing digestive issues, or you just want to know exactly what you might expect at your first visit, here are four things to know about the chiropractor. Read More