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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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Can Chiropractors Help with Shoulder Pain?

dr-lynelle-mcsweeney-reno-chiropractic-care-for-shouder-painTenderness, limited range of motion, outright pain — if you’re experiencing any of this in your shoulder, you may be leaning on pain medications to get by. But you have other options, and the chiropractor is one of them. Here’s how chiropractors, like Dr. McSweeney here in Reno, help shoulder pain. Read More

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Three Benefits of Getting Adjusted

dr-lynelle-mcsweeney-reno-chiropractorWhile many people associate chiropractic care with back and neck pain, there’s a lot more to it. The human body is an amazingly complex machine, and there’s a lot of overlap in the myriad of systems and processes that keep it running. That’s why something going wrong here can have an effect over there. That’s also why a hip adjustment, for example, can make not only your hip feel better, but improve the body in ways you wouldn’t have expected. Here are three benefits of getting adjusted. Read More

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Here’s How Chiropractic Care Can Help with Springtime Allergies

dr lynelle mcsweeney spring chiropractic spring allergies - Here's How Chiropractic Care Can Help with Springtime AllergiesIn typical northern Nevada fashion, we’ve cycled through all four seasons this month. It seems like we’re turning a corner, and one thing is certain — springtime allergies are kicking into gear. But before you load up on antihistamines, we’re sharing an alternative. Here’s how chiropractic care can help with springtime allergies. Read More

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5 Traits of a Good Chiropractor

dr-mcsweeney-reno-signs-good-chiropractorIf you’ve ever received really amazing or really terrible healthcare, the experience likely sticks out in your mind. And while we very much hope your experience was a good one, that’s not the case for everyone. For some people, poor care with a particular doctor or chiropractor is enough to turn them off for good. It’s unfortunate, because chiropractic care in particular can help with a range of ailments. The key is finding a chiropractor you can trust, and knowing what to look for can help. Here are five traits of a good chiropractor. Read More

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7 Common Causes of Back Pain

dr-lynelle-mcsweeney-reno-common-causes-back-painBack pain is ubiquitous. Four in five adults will experience it at least once, and it’s the most commonly reported type of pain —  beating knee and shoulder pain, joint pain, and even headaches. Considering the role your back plays in just about any movement you make, it makes sense. But what’s happening to cause all that pain? Read on for seven common causes of back pain, plus what you can do to feel better.

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Wondering about Cold Laser Therapy?

dr-lynelle-mcsweeney-reno-science-behind-laser-weight-lossA multi-technique approach to care is Dr. Lynelle McSweeney’s calling card. At her holistic chiropractic office here in Reno, she uses a mix of tools and techniques to help patients feel better. One of them is cold laser therapy, an effective form of treatment that can be used for everything from pain management to fat loss treatments. If you’re wondering about cold laser therapy, including how it works and whether it’s a good option for you, here’s what to understand. Read More

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Gearing up for Spring Allergies? Try Chiropractic Care!

dr-lynelle-mcsweeney-holistic-chiropractic-seasonal-allergiesSpring isn’t far off, and for many people, that means more than warmer weather and longer days. Millions of Americans deal with seasonal allergies, which means managing all kinds of unpleasant symptoms with sprays, creams, and medications. But there are other options. If you’re gearing up for springtime allergies, here’s why you should should try chiropractic care. Read More

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