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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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Core Conditioning for Lumbar Disc Health – A Guest Post

framework-personal-training-renoFramework Personal Training is a private, by-appointment fitness studio on Lakeside Drive here in Reno, and today, we’re excited to share a guest post written by Paul Fischer, the owner. He’s a patient of Dr. McSweeney’s, and we’re always impressed by his expertise. Today’s topic? Core conditioning for lumbar disc health. Take it away, Paul! Read More

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What Should I Know about Chiropractic Maintenance Care?

dr-lynelle-mcsweeney-best-reno-chirpractorWhen 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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A Word of Warning about the Chiropractic Franchise

We aren’t naming names, but there are a few chiropractic franchise options here in Reno. You may have seen these fast-food style chiropractic offices, which promise to get you in and out in minutes. Here’s why you should avoid these places and opt for an office that promises a thorough consultation. 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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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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The Holiday S’s – And How to Survive

Ahh, the holidays! Depending on your point of view, it’s a time of merriment or headache, joy or heartache, happiness or stress. No matter how you look at the holiday season, we’re all at a greater risk of the four holiday S’s: Read More

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