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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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What Should I Know about Chiropractic Maintenance Care?

When it comes to chiropractic maintenance care, there are two big questions that tend to crop up. Some people wonder if they’ll need to keep seeing the chiropractic forever if they go once. Other people want to know exactly what maintenance care involves – visits every week? Every month? Let’s take a closer look at both questions. Here’s what you should know about chiropractic maintenance care. Read More

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The Chiropractic Activator – A Primer

Dr. McSweeney uses several tools to help her treat patients safely and effectively. One of them is the activator, or what some of her younger patients have dubbed, “the clicky thing.” If you’ve ever wondered what exactly it is, and how exactly it works, read on! Read More

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I Feel Worse After Visiting the Chiropractor!

Most of the patients who visit Dr. McSweeney are looking for pain relief. Their back hurts, or it’s their neck or shoulder. Almost always, these issues have been a problem for some time but the pain has only recently become noticeable or problematic. But what happens if, following your adjustment, you feel worse? Read More

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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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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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