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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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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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How Sleeping Habits Affect Back Pain

tired-manToday’s guest post was written by the sleep experts at The Sleep Help institute, an online resource for sleep health and tips to help readers get a better night’s sleep.

If you have back pain, you have probably spent some nights staring at the ceiling and wishing you could get to sleep. It’s well known that dealing with pain can make it harder to get to sleep. However, fewer people are aware of how this lack of sleep can affect their back pain in turn. Unfortunately, back pain and sleep can become a vicious cycle. When you can’t sleep due to back pain, the pain may be perceived as worse than it is, which makes it more difficult to sleep. Read More

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My Chiropractic Adjustment Made Me Feel Worse!

dr-lynelle-mcsweeney-reno-chiropracticWhen your back or neck is out of alignment and causing pain, going to the chiropractor is a good idea. But what happens if your chiropractic adjustment makes you feel worse? Here’s why that may happen, and why it’s not actually a bad thing. Read More

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Here’s How Chiropractic Care Can Affect Mental Health

dr-lynelle-mcsweeney-reno-chiropractic-mental-healthMany people tend to associate the chiropractor with back and neck pain relief, which is quite reasonable. But does that mean chiropractors can only help people struggling with physical pain? Not at all. Approximately 40 million Americans have a mental health condition, and some of them find relief with a visit to the chiropractor. Here’s how chiropractic care can affect mental health. 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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Chiropractic For Allergies – Does It Work?

spring-leavesOur spring e-newsletter just hit inboxes, because despite recent snowstorms, winter is technically over. As the weather begins to warm in the coming weeks, flowers will bud, leaves will grow, days will become longer, and for many, allergy season will be in full effect. Runny noses, itchy eyes, sneezing and wheezing – these are all symptoms of hay fever, an allergy that creates hypersensitivity to pollen and other environmental substances. So, does chiropractic care for allergies work? You might be surprised.
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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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