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Dr. McSweeney in Reno uses a variety of different chiropractic techniques to treat her patients. Since every patient is unique, there can be no one-size-fits-all treatment plan. One of the tools she uses frequently is an arthrostim. It’s a useful instrument that gives Dr. McSweeney the flexibility to effectively and efficiently treat the unique needs of different patients.


The arthrostim is a handheld device that applies controlled force to specific areas, releasing trigger points for pain relief. This powerful tool can deliver 12 to 14 incremental thrusts every second, which makes it stronger and faster than the single thrust a chiropractic can administer. And because the energy of a single thrust is divided into these rapid, successive pulses, the arthrostim has a modulated effect that’s comfortable yet effective for the patient.

A chiropractic adjustment is a precise movement that stimulates neural receptors in a given part of the body. As these receptors are stimulated, they produce nerve impulses that carry information to the brain. As the brain begins processing this information, it communicates with the muscular and other systems in the body to promote healing. Using the arthrostim is another method of performing these adjustments. The controlled repetition of force creates a kind of snowballing effect on the neural receptors in the treated area, and that signals the brain faster with less discomfort and force. And because the level of force can be greatly reduced with the use of the arthrostim, it works well for a range of conditions and patients.

The arthrostim is one of several tools Dr. McSweeney uses in her practice. They make it possible for her to treat her patients as individuals, with different needs and requirements for care. If your chiropractic care is limited to the same technique every time you visit, it may be time to see what else is out there.

Learn more about Dr. McSweeney’s holistic approach to chiropractic and schedule your visit today.