Tag Archives: low back pain

Why Blaming Pain on the Way You Slept Isn’t the Whole Story

dr-lynelle-mcsweeney-reno-chiropracticHave you ever woken up and felt pain in your neck, back, or hips, and assumed you must have “slept wrong?” It’s something Dr. McSweeney hears quite often in her Reno chiropractic office. Are people really injuring themselves while they’re asleep? And why does it seem more common with adults, and not children? Considering how acrobatic many sleeping children seem to be, you’d think they’d be the ones waking up feeling sore. Here’s why blaming pain on the way you slept isn’t the whole story. Read More

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Two Tests to Determine Hip Pain from Low Back Pain

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You can differentiate your hip from your low back, of course, but determining the origin of pain in that general area is a little harder than you might realize. If you’re struggling with pain in your hip – or your low back – and you’re looking for relief, Dr. McSweeney can help you identify the real issue. Here are two tests to determine hip back from low back pain.

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Why Does My Back Go Out?

dr-lynelle-mcsweeney-reno-chiropractorIf you’ve ever struggled with sharp, intense pain in your back, you may have asked (or cried to!) yourself, “why did my back go out?” That description isn’t entirely accurate. After all, nothing has really “gone out.” Your spine and vertebrae are all still there. The issue is that your vertebra has shifted slightly from its usual position in relation to the vertebrae above and below. That impedes its normal movement with both neighboring vertebrae and the entire spine. So how does that happen? And what should you do now? Here’s what to know when your back goes out. 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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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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Should You Get a Massage Before or After You See the Chiropractor?

dr-lynelle-mcsweeney-reno-adjustment-before-after-massageOne of our most-read blog posts answers the question, “Do I need a chiropractic adjustment or massage?” Today, we’re touching on the same topic. Chiropractic care and massage therapy can be wonderful complementary therapies, but should you get a massage before or after you see the chiropractor? Read More

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Here’s How a Strong Core Can Reduce Back Pain

dr-mcsweeney-reno-chiropractorBack pain can vacillate between mildly uncomfortable to debilitating, but it’s never welcome. What if we told you there was a way to strengthen the muscles in your back and minimize that back pain? It doesn’t involve medication, or even an adjustment. It’s something you can do daily or a few times a week, and it brings with it a slew of additional benefits. We’re talking about exercise and specifically, building your core. Here’s how a strong core can reduce back pain. 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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