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3 Benefits of Chiropractic Care this Holiday Season

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While the holidays are often a time of joy, that’s not the case for everyone. And between the rich foods and sweets, the financial hit from long gift lists, and increased socializing, you may find yourself compromising on your health. But it doesn’t have to be that way. A little preventative care can go a very long way, which is why we’re sharing three benefits of chiropractic care this holiday season.
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Nine Benefits of Chiropractic Care & Where to Find it in Reno

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Would you be surprised to learn that back pain is the second most common reason Americans visit their doctor? Increasingly, people are interested in options beyond medication and surgery, which means more and more patients are exploring chiropractic for treatment with back and neck pain. But that’s not all chiropractic care offers. Here are nine benefits of chiropractic care and where to find it in Reno. Read More

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Common Questions (and Answers!) about the Chiropractor

faqs-about-chiropractor-reno-dr-mcsweeneyIf you’re new to the idea of visiting a chiropractor for back and neck pain, you may surprised to learn that chiropractic care can treat all sorts of health issues. Here in Reno, Dr. McSweeney and Dr. Allen field a lot of the same questions from people who are visiting the chiropractor for the first time. Read on for common questions (and answers!) about the chiropractor.

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7 Signs It’s Time to See the Chiropractor

dr-lynelle-mcsweeney-reno-chiropractorIt’s pretty typical for people to head to the chiropractor when something isn’t right. Maybe their lower back has been tight for ages, or they can’t comfortably turn their head. Either way, many people have a habit of visiting the chiropractor when they simply can’t tolerate their symptoms any longer. And while that’s certainly an option, there are benefits to seeing the chiropractor for other reasons too. Here are eight signs it’s time to see the chiropractor.  Read More

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Should I see the Chiropractor or Get a Massage for Neck Pain?

dr-lynelle-mcsweeney-reno-neck-pain-causing-headachesNeck pain is, well, a pain in the neck. But are you better off spending money on a visit to the chiropractor or getting a massage? Both specialists work with their hands, and both can help resolve isolated pain. So when is one better than the other? Actually, there’s a pretty simple way to decide. Read More

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How Often Do I Need to Visit my Chiropractor?

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People seeing a chiropractor for the first time often have questions. What should they expect in terms of treatment? How can they keep back/neck/hip pain at bay? Which supplements or stretches are recommended? One of the biggest questions relates to frequency. Do they need to come back? At Dr. McSweeney’s holistic chiropractic office here in Reno, we’re well aware of the misconception that once you start chiropractic treatment, you need to continue. That’s not the case at our practice, and it shouldn’t automatically be the case anywhere else, either. Here’s what to understand about how often you should visit your chiropractor. Read More

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The Benefits of Back-to-School Chiropractic Care for Kids

dr-mcsweeney-reno-back-to-school-chiropracticDepending on where your kids go to school, they’re likely back in the swing of things now. But as they settle in to new schedules and the new school year, scheduling a visit to the chiropractor may be a good idea. In Reno, kids can benefit from back-to-school chiropractic care with Dr. Lynelle McSweeney. Here’s why. Read More

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The Three Stages of Chiropractic Care

dr-lynelle-mcsweeney-reno-chiropractor-3-stages-chiropracticMany people assume that chiropractic care is what you get when you throw out your back or you can’t turn your head. And while it’s true that a chiropractor can certainly help in those scenarios, they can do quite a bit more than that. Chiropractors, like Dr. McSweeney here in Reno, actually specialize in three stages of chiropractic care. Here’s how they benefit you. Read More

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Three Reasons Young Adults Benefit from Chiropractic Care

dr-lynelle-mcsweeney-reno-chiropractic-young-adultslynelle-mcsweeney-reno-chiro-young-adultsdr-lynelle-mcsweeney-reno-chiropractic-young-adultsThe idea of chiropractic care for young adults, children, and even infants can take some people by surprise. But while young adults — tweens, teens, young adults — may be at different stages of physical and mental development, they share a number of similarities. Between rapid growth, screen time, and athletics, their bodies are going through a lot. Here are three reasons young adults benefit from chiropractic care. Read More

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Cold Laser or Low Level Laser Therapy in Reno

dr-lynelle-mcsweeney-reno-chiro-pulsed-blue-light-coronavirusYou may have heard about cold laser or low level laser therapy. But what is it exactly, and why is it used? What does it do? And how effective is it as a treatment? You’d be surprised! As research continues, the popularity of cold laser technology is growing. Here’s what to understand about cold laser or low level laser therapy, plus where to find it in Reno.

What is Cold Laser Therapy?

Cold laser therapy, AKA low level laser therapy or LLLT, is known as phototherapy. It uses a non thermal laser beam or beams to reduce pain and inflammation, promote tissue repair, and even stimulate fat loss, among other benefits. As the name implies, low lever laser therapy use very low wattage — somewhere between 5 and 500 milliwatts, depending on the laser and the application. These low levels mean the light can penetrate the skin without causing any damage or even any detectable heat.

Low level lasers can be used to stimulate cells in the muscles, ligaments, nerves, and cartilage. By stimulating the mitochondria in the cell, this form of therapy can trigger adenosine triphosphate (ATP) production, which promotes healing. Therapy is quick and completely painless, with no side effects or downtime. Here at Dr. McSweeney’s holistic chiropractic office in Reno, low level laser therapy is often used to treat pain in the back, neck, shoulder, or hips; for plantar fasciitis; for headache relief; for fat loss; and in a number of other applications.

Safety & Efficacy of Cold Laser Therapy

Thousands of clinical studies have looked at the safety and efficacy of cold laser therapy, particularly in terms of pain relief. When you consider its other advantages — zero side effects or recovery time, which makes it a wonderful adjunct therapy to other treatments for a well-rounded approach to care — it’s easy to see why cold laser therapy is growing in popularity.

In Reno, you can experience the effects of cold laser or low level laser therapy yourself. Schedule a visit with Dr. McSweeney today!

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