Tag Archives: chiropractic care

Chiropractic Techniques in Dr. McSweeney’s Reno Practice

dr-lynelle-mcsweeney-chiropractic-techniques-renoDoctors of chiropractic are trained in a variety of chiropractic techniques. If you’ve ever visited a chiropractor here in Reno, or anywhere, you may have experienced different treatments or read about different techniques. Some chiropractors practice exclusively in a certain technique, while others take a different approach. Read More

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How Often Do I Need to be Adjusted?

dr-lynelle-mcsweeney-reno-chiropractorThere are lots of reasons that people visit the chiropractor, but a common question relates to frequency. How often do you need to be adjusted? The right answer depends on the patient, the condition and the chiropractor. Read More

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A Healthy Spine for 2018 – Four Tips from the Pros

dr-lynelle-mcsweeney-reno-spine-health-2018Back pain comes in different shapes and sizes, with different causes too. Luckily, keeping your spine healthy isn’t as difficult as you may think. Try these four tips from Dr. McSweeney for a healthy spine in 2018. Read More

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Health Tips for Surviving the Holidays

dr-lynelle-mcsweeney-reno-chiro-surviving-christmasWith Christmas and New Year’s Eve just around the corner, this is one of the busiest times of the year. And between the parties, the holiday baking, the shopping and all the planning, it’s easy to put stress on the body. To help keep your spine and nervous system healthy and functioning, try these simple health tips for surviving the holidays.

  • Stay active. You may be running errands all over town, but mindfulness is the point here. A short daily walk or some focused stretching is a great way to take some time to breathe and reflect. Use the time to remember the true value of the season.
  • Make time for restful sleep. Staying up late for parties and to wrap gifts is fine if you only do it a few times, but try to avoid too many late nights. Sleep is when the body heals itself, so don’t over schedule yourself and sacrifice slumber to fit it all in.
  • Be mindful of alcohol intake. Sure, it’s Christmas, but remember that alcohol is dehydrating and can be quite harmful to your health and wellbeing. Indulge, but do it appropriately.
  • Eat sensibly. Just as you’re enjoying alcoholic beverages with care, do the same with all those Christmas goodies. Choose sensible portions of your favorites, enjoy them slowly, and avoid going back for seconds.
  • Take time for yourself. The holidays can be a time of stress, depression and anxiety, and if this is your experience, give yourself space to process these emotions. Stress can have a profound impact on your spine health and overall wellbeing.
  • Keep your spine healthy. Dr. McSweeny is here for treatment if you find that you need it! Schedule an appointment to work out any kinks now, so that you can celebrate the holiday pain-free.

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What Does a Chiropractor Do?

dr-lynelle-mcsweeney-reno-chiropractorIf you’ve never visited a chiropractor before, you may not really understand what they do. Maybe you’re wondering how chiropractic care fits into the healthcare system, or when and why someone might benefit from visiting a chiropractor. Here’s what you should know if you’ve ever wondered, “what does a chiropractor do?” Read More

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Should You Get a Massage or an Adjustment?

dr-mcsweeney-reno-chiropractor-massage-therapyWhether it’s your low back, your shoulder or your neck, nagging pain can make it next to impossible just to get through your day. So should you get a massage or an adjustment? Here’s how to decide between visiting the massage therapist or the chiropractor. Read More

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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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Surprising Conditions Your Chiropractor Can Treat

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As a chiropractor, Dr. McSweeney is trained to help patients dealing with back, neck and shoulder pain, headaches, knee pain, even foot pain. But it’s often surprising to people that she can help in many other ways as well. Here are a few surprising conditions your chiropractor can treat. Read More

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The Link Between Gut Health and Chiropractic – Really

dr-lynelle-mcsweeney-reno-chiropractor-digestive-healthDoes it strike you as odd to be reading about gut health on a chiropractic blog? It shouldn’t. We wrote recently about chiropractic nutrition, and today, we’re sharing what everyone should know about digestive and gastrointestinal health – and how it’s related to chiropractic care. 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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