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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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Three Tips for Reducing Headaches

reno-chiropractor-lynelle-mcsweeneyIf you find yourself looking for reasons for your headaches – blaming the weather, a wild night out, too little sleep, or a poor diet – you’re probably dealing with them pretty regularly. The truth is, there are a lot of reasons you may be experiencing headache pain. But no matter what’s causing them, we’re betting you just want them to go away. Here are three tips for reducing headaches. Read More

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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.

What Happened?

Your spine is held together by ligaments and discs, which also manage a normal range of motion. When you have weakness or damage to the discs or ligaments, which can happen for a number of reasons (an injury, arthritis, muscle spasm, etc.), their positioning is compromised. And that affects the vertebra’s movement above and below, which creates a physical chain reaction in the body. The “stuck” vertebra creates irritation in surrounding nerves. Nearby ligaments, tendons, muscles, and other tissues fire erratically, and are themselves weakened and compromised. One wrong move and you feel it – your back just went out.

What Now?

Throwing out your back is incredibly painful, but you can manage your pain at home with these tips:

  • Stop whatever you’re going and try to lie down in a neutral position on your back to better align your spine.
  • Use ice packs on the sore area for 20 minutes to help reduce inflammation and pain. You can also try an over-the-counter anti-inflammatory like ibuprofen.

A visit to a chiropractor like Dr. Lynelle McSweeney here in Reno is also a great option. She can evaluate your condition to determine whether an adjustment is necessary to correct the shifted vertebra. In that case, your adjustment will also reduce the wear and tear on the disc and ligaments, which creates even more weakness. Dr. McSweeney will also recommend posture and exercise strategies and home remedies that will help you recover faster and reduce the likelihood of future issues.

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Seven Things Everyone Should Know about Chiropractic Care

dr-lynelle-mcsweeney-reno-chiropractorMillions of Americans have benefited from chiropractic care, and that’s a wonderful statistic. But the majority of our population – some two thirds – have never visited a chiropractor. It’s safe to assume that’s because they don’t know or don’t understand the benefits of chiropractic care, and how it can directly improve their lives. Here are seven things everyone should know about chiropractic care – especially those of you who’ve never visited one. Read More

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Five Great Reasons to Visit a Reno Chiropractor Today

dr-lynelle-mcsweeney-reno-chiropractor-pain-reliefIt’s not uncommon for people to wait until they’re in pain before visiting the chiropractor. People can be surprisingly resilient, chalking up those ongoing headaches or that chronic low back pain to the computer or a bad night’s sleep. But instead of turning to over-the-counter pain pills as a routine method of managing these discomforts, you might consider visiting a chiropractor. Here are five great reasons to visit a Reno chiropractor, like Dr. Lynelle McSweeney, today. Read More

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Three Reasons to Start the New Year with Chiropractic

New year, new you! That’s how the saying goes, but we all know how hard it is to commit to really making a change. Sometimes, a little advantage can make all the difference. So it’s good to know that if changing your health and wellness is something you’re considering for 2019, a chiropractor like Dr. Lynelle McSweeney may be able to help. Here are three reasons to start the new year with chiropractic. Read More

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Three Things to Know Before You Find a Chiropractor

dr-lynelle-mcsweeney-reno-spine-health-2018You may have heard that the chiropractor can be a lifesaver during pregnancy, or if you suffer from chronic headaches, or because your low back always hurts. But before you schedule an appointment with the first DC you find online, here are three things to know. Read More

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A Warm Welcome to Dr. Porter’s Patients

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A few months ago, I had the pleasure of treating another Reno chiropractor, when Dr. Porter came into my office. Over the course of his treatment, we learned that our approach to chiropractic was strikingly similar. Dr. Porter also shared that he was looking for a local chiropractor not just for his own treatment, but for the care of all his patients. With plans for a leave of absence from his practice to complete research for specific studies and write a book, Dr. Porter first wanted to find someone he trusted. I’m pleased to tell you that our shared approach to care and treatment made his decision a little easier, and I want to formally welcome all of Dr. Porter’s patients. Read More

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The Chiropractor Treats More than Your Spine

dr-lynelle-mcsweeney-reno-chiropractorWhen most people think about the chiropractor, they think of a doctor who “cracks your back.” And while chiropractors like Dr. Lynelle McSweeney here in Reno certainly can help with back pain, there’s so much more they can do. Here’s why the chiropractor treats more than your spine. Read More

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Tips for Finding the Right Reno Chiropractor

dr-lynelle-mcsweeney-reno-chiropractorIf you look online for chiropractors in Reno, NV, you won’t be disappointed. But you might be overwhelmed by the 400,000 hits that come up. Where do you begin? How do you know you’re choosing the right chiropractor for your needs? It’s not as difficult as it may seem. Here are a few tips for finding the right Reno chiropractor. Read More

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