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Can the Chiropractor Help my Dog?

dr-lynelle-mcsweeney-reno-dog-chiropratorSome people are surprised when they learn that chiropractic care for dogs is not only very real, but becoming more common all the time. Dr. Lynelle McSweeney here in Reno regularly treats dogs to improve their mobilty and reduce their pain. Here’s how dog chiropractic works and when it may be an option for your favorite four-legged friend.

What to Know about Dog Chiropractor

Just like chiropractic care for people, canine chiropractic is an holistic, medication-free approach to treating joint, skeletal, and muscular problems seen in some dogs and specific breeds. in fact, the philosophies and practices are almost identical, whether the patient is a dog or a human.

The chiropractor’s gentle, precise manual manipulation of the spinal column and joints can improve function and mobility, and relieve physical stress and pain in pets and people alike.

When is Canine Chiropractic a Good Option?

When other treatment options have been ruled out, the chiropractor may be a good alternative – especially because it’s both surgery and medication-free.

Common conditions that Dr. McSweeney may be able to treat in your dog include:

  • Injuries resulting from repetitive use
  • Neck and back injuries
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Relief from arthritis
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Lameness
  • Stiffness
  • Post-surgery recovery

There are symptoms that may indicate your pooch would benefit from chiropractic treatment.

  • Having trouble navigating stairs
  • Difficulty getting up or lying down
  • Limping or dragging the back legs
  • Decreased mobility
  • Reluctance or refusing to jump
  • Abnormal gait
  • Abnormal seated or standing position

To make the best decision about your dog and whether chiropractic care may help, ask your veterinarian. Dr. McSweeney here in Reno is also happy to make an assessment. Schedule an appointment or call today.

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Pregnancy Chiropractor in Reno – Dr Lynelle McSweeney

pregnancy-chiropractor-reno-dr-mcsweeneyAches and pains during pregnancy aren’t unusual, but that doesn’t mean they’re pleasant. As your belly grows to accommodate your developing baby, your spine and pelvis are under increasing pressure. And that means low back pain. Fortunately, regular chiropractic care during your pregnancy can help, and in more ways than one. If you’re looking for a pregnancy chiropractor in Reno, Dr. Lynelle McSweeney should be first on your list. Read More

What a Chiropractor Wants You to Know About Chiropractic

dr-lynelle-mcsweeney-reno-chiropractorDr. Lynelle McSweeney is a Reno chiropractor offering specialized care for the neck, back, hips, and other parts of the body. As you might imagine, she is asked about chiropractic frequently, from the many conditions she can treat to the differences between a nutritionist and a chiropractor. Here’s what this Reno chiropractor wants you know about chiropractic. 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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How a Chiropractor Helps People Who Sit or Stand All Day

desk-jobSitting around all day may sound relaxing, but anyone who works a desk job can likely tell you otherwise. Excessive sitting is surprisingly stressful to both the spine and lower extremities, which can cause joint restrictions that create back pain and discomfort. Those restricted joints can also lead to a host of other problems, including improper joint movement and compromised nerve flow to organs and tissues. So how can a chiropractor help? Read More

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3 Benefits of Chiropractic Care During the Summer

dr-lynelle-mcsweeney-reno-summer-chiropractic-careSchool is almost out for the summer, and most of us are making plans for long, relaxing days. In between the pool, the lake, and the vacations, there’s something else you should consider – a chiropractic adjustment or two. Here’s why. Read More

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Six Signs You Might Need a New Chiropractor

dr-lynelle-mcsweeney-best-reno-chirpractorWhen it comes to chiropractors, just like anything, there are good ones and there are bad ones. Fortunately, it’s not too tricky to distinguish the chiropractors who can really help you, and the ones who aren’t going to do much to help you. Here are six signs you might need a new chiropractor. Read More

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Five Surprising Benefits of Chiropractic Care

dr-lynelle-mcsweeney-chiropractic-techniques-renoYou may know that the chiropractor is a great choice when you need relief from back or neck pain, or even for headaches. But taking care of your spine has additional benefits beyond pain relief in that low back or neck. Here are five surprising benefits of chiropractic care. 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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Chiropractic Questions You’ve Never Asked (But Always Wondered)

dr-lynelle-mcsweeney-reno-chiropractorIf you’re new to the world of chiropractic care, you may have questions. How long does a session last? What does a chiropractor actually do? What should you wear to an appointment? And is a chiropractor really a doctor? Today, we’re answering all the chiropractic questions you’ve never asked (but always wondered). Read More

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