Category Archives: Benefits of Chiropractic

The Effect of Chiropractic Care on Symptoms of Stress and Anxiety

dr-mcsweeney-reno-chiropractic-for-stressMany people are surprised to learn that a chiropractor, like Dr. Lynelle McSweeney here in Reno, can treat a number of conditions beyond back and neck pain. That’s particularly true when it comes to stress and anxiety. Here’s what to understand about the sources of stress in our lives, and how chiropractic care can help. Read More

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Five Misconceptions about Chiropractic Care

dr-lynelle-mcsweeney-reno-five-things-chiropractic-patients-should-knowIf you’ve never been to the chiropractor, or worse, you have but the experience wasn’t great, you may not understand what a chiropractor actually does and how chiropractic care helps people. The only way you can make the best decisions about your own health is by beginning with all of the information. To help you understand, here are five misconceptions about chiropractic care – and the truth behind the confusion. Read More

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Clinical Trials Conducted Over Last Decade Support Chiropractic Efficacy

dr-lynelle-mcsweeney-reno-chiropraticTen years ago, the U.S. Department of Defense was asked to study whether chiropractic care could benefit troops with lower back pain. The results are in – it does. Unfortunately, chiropractic care isn’t currently offered at all military health facilities, and chiropractic falls into an alternative therapy category that isn’t currently covered by military insurance for military family members, or retirees and their families. Read More

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Do Multivitamins and Supplements Actually Work?

dr-mcsweeney-reno-chiropractic-nutritionAs more and more studies link common supplements like daily multivitamins to minimal or even negative results, it’s understandable that people are having second thoughts. They want to know whether multivitamins and supplements actually work, and it’s a good question to ask. But there’s a caveat to the answer that changes everything. Read More

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4 Common Misconceptions about Chiropractors

dr-lynelle-mcsweeney-reno-back-painModern chiropractic care is an evidence-based practice bringing pain relief to millions of Americans every year. Still, public perception of chiropractic care isn’t always positive. The right information goes a long way, and this is what Dr. Lynelle McSweeney here in Reno wants everyone to understand about chiropractic care. Here are four common misconceptions about chiropractors. Read More

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Is it Normal to Feel Worse After an Adjustment?

dr-lynelle-mcsweeney-reno-chiropractorAfter waking up to serious neck or back pain and toughing it out for a day or two, you finally make it over to the chiropractor. You feel much better right after your treatment, but within a few hours, you’re feeling worse. What gives? Did your chiropractor do something wrong? Here’s why it’s normal to feel worse after an adjustment. Read More

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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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5 Things Every Chiropractic Patient Should Know

dr-lynelle-mcsweeney-reno-five-things-chiropractic-patients-should-knowIt’s hard to argue with the concept of taking an active role in your health. Your doctor, therapist, dentist, eye doctor, and other members of your health care team are undoubtedly very well qualified. But if you aren’t doing your part to take care of your body, mind, teeth, and eyes, well, you’re setting those professionals up for failure. Even the world’s best dentist will have a hard time keeping your teeth in great shape if you never brush or floss. The same logic applies to your spine, but it seems to be much harder for people to understand. With that in mind, here are five things every chiropractic patient should know. Read More

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Yoga and Chiropractic Care – A Good Combination?

dr-lynelle-mcsweeney-reno-chiropractic-yogaYoga and chiropractic are two entirely different methods of care. And yet, they’re wonderfully complementary. Here’s why yoga and holistic chiropractic are such a good combination, and why incorporating both methods of treatment into your health care is so worthwhile. Read More

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Two Health Problems You Can Blame on your Phone

dr-lynelle-mcsweeney-reno-health-problems-phoneThere’s no arguing that mobile devices are useful, but just like your trusty laptop, they can really do a number on your joints! Still, knowledge is power, and understanding exactly how your smartphone is creating issues means you can take steps to avoid them. Here are two health problems you can blame on your phone, and what you can do to minimize them. Read More