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Doctors of chiropractic are trained in a variety of chiropractic techniques. If you’ve ever visited a chiropractor here in Reno, or anywhere, you may have experienced different treatments or read about different techniques. Some chiropractors practice exclusively in a certain technique, while others take a different approach.

Dr. Lynelle McSweeney prefers to have a variety of chiropractic techniques at her disposal. Everyone is different, and she finds the assumption that a single technique will work across the board rather limiting. If you visit Dr. Lynelle McSweeney’s Reno practice, here are some of the chiropractic techniques you might experience.


This popular full spine technique is widely considered the most effective. It’s intended to restore proper movement and alignment of the spine and joint dysfunction. It’s a minimal force adjusting method involving high-velocity and low-amplitude.

Neuro Emotional Technique

This technique helps mind-oriented practitioners like Dr. McSweeney help patients address, process, and release stress-related issues that are affecting both the body and the mind.


Dr. McSweeney uses a handheld instrument to apply a gentle, controlled force to the spine and extremities. This technique can also involve leg analysis and its impact on the hips and spine. The activator is a great choice for pediatric patients or those with chronic conditions such as arthritis.

Spinal Manipulation

This approach involves spinal adjustments, with specific attention to the spine and its surrounding muscles for improved function.

Extremity Manipulation

This technique can be used on joints outside of the spine. By improving mobility in extremity joints, you reduce stress on the spinal column.

Thompson Drop Chiropractic Technique

This technique uses a special drop table to make adjustments, often with multiple gentle thrusts. As the joint receives the gentle thrust, the table drops, which helps target the specific joint or tissue. The method involves analyzing leg length and their correlation to the pelvis and spine, and it’s a great option for deep adjustments while ensuring mildness for joints and discs.

Gonstead Chiropractic Technique

One of the most recognizable forms of treatment, the Gonstead Technique was developed in 1923. It uses different levels of pressure to address misalignment and fixations throughout the spine.

And More

Dr. McSweeney may also use applied kinesiology and nutritional response testing. She continues her education with more than 55 hours annually in varied studies. Learn more about what to expect during your first visit to Dr. McSweeney and schedule your appointment now.