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3 Things to Know About Your Chiropractor

The chiropractor is a mystifying doctor to many people, and that’s because they’re not really sure what the chiropractor actually does. The best way to characterize the chiropractor is as a doctor who addresses bone and joint pain and works as a complement to traditional medicine. Here are three things to know about your chiropractor – what they do, and what they don’t do. Read More

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Do I Need a Chiropractic Adjustment or a Massage?

Your lower back is killing you, and it’s impossible to get comfortable in your desk chair or on the couch. Your neck is so stiff you can barely look over your shoulder when you’re driving, and you can feel a headache building. So should you visit your chiropractor, or book a massage? Here’s how to choose between a chiropractic adjustment and a massage. Read More

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The Beneficial Pairing of Chiropractic & Yoga

Recently, we read a wonderful description of yoga and chiropractic as the “peanut butter and jelly of complementary care.” What a great visual! While yoga and chiropractic are two entirely different methods of treatment, the combination is incredibly beneficial. Here’s why yoga and chiropractic work together so nicely, and why you should consider incorporating both methods of treatment into your health care regimen. Read More

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Chiropractic Care Isn’t Just for Back Pain

If you’re like many people, a sore back is a reason to schedule a visit with the chiropractor. But there’s compelling research showing us chiropractic does so much more than treat back pain. From boosting immune function and reducing inflammation to improving balance and alleviating stress, chiropractic care isn’t just for back pain. Read More

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Looking for Reno Chiropractic Care?

There are many reasons you may be looking for Reno chiropractic care. From a sore hip to low back pain, chronic migraines or foot problems, Dr. Lynelle McSweeney is here to help.

Meet Dr. McSweeney, Reno Chiropractor

Dr. McSweeney offers specialized chiropractic care to patients here in Reno and northern Nevada to provide pain relief from back, hip, neck and other kinds of pain. She treats adults, teens, children and infants.

With her ongoing education, Dr. McSweeney is committed to bringing the latest and greatest chiropractic technologies and techniques to our community. She has been in practice for over ten years, and she has a calm, thorough approach to treatment. Before making any recommendations or adjustments, Dr. McSweeney listens carefully to her patients and conducts a range of assessments to determine chiropractic care will bring any relief or benefit. Only then will she offer her treatment recommendations.

 Chiropractic Care – What to Expect

There’s a first time for everything, and you may have questions about what you can expect at a chiropractic visit.

  • Paperwork & discussion – First visits usually last between 30 and 45 minutes, and most of that will spent in discussion. Dr. McSweeney wants to learn all she can about your symptoms, so she’ll ask you to complete paperwork that will give her a comprehensive overview of your personal activity, lifestyle, nutritional, pharmacological and medical histories.
  • Physical assessment – Dr. McSweeney focuses on your problem areas by moving you through a physical assessment. It helps her identify asymmetries and/or dysfunctional movement patterns. Other tests Dr. McSweeney performs include orthopedic tests, a body read and a palpatory exam.
  • Treatment recommendations – Your treatment will depend on a number of factors, and might include therapies like moist heat, myofacial release techniques, chiropractic adjustments, electrical stimulation or ultrasound, and more

Learn more about your first chiropractic appointment with Dr. McSweeney. Above all, her goal is to get you out of pain and out of her office so you can continue with your day. If you’re in Reno and you need chiropractic car, this is a wonderful place to start.

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How Often Should I See the Chiropractor?

Chiropractic care is highly personalized, and what works for one person won’t necessarily work for someone else. If you’re wondering how often you should see the chiropractor, it will depend on a few factors. Like any kind of health care, there are variables unique to the individual, and your course of treatment and accompanying number of visits to the chiropractor will depend on the nature and extent of your condition or injury. 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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How Important are Regular Chiropractic Adjustments?

Burning question – and it’s a good one! If I start getting adjusted now, will I have to keep getting adjustments forever?

Well, no. Of course not. The decision to get adjusted or not is a personal one, and it’s up to you whether regular adjustments should be part of your life.

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My Adjustment Made Me Feel Worse – Is that Normal?

This is a great question. It’s actually not unusual for people to feel worse after beginning chiropractor care. Fortunately, it’s only temporary. Here’s why adjustments may make you feel worse in the beginning, and why it’s actually a good sign. Read More

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Should you take your child to the chiropractor?

It’s a good question, and it’s one Dr. McSweeney hears often. The short answer is yes, it’s a good idea to take your child to the chiropractor. And that’s because children, like adults, have spines and nervous systems, and it’s important that we take care of them properly. It may even be more important during developmental years. Read More

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