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Chiropractic care may be best known for making an aching back or sore neck feel better, but it’s actually a specialized field that focuses on the relationship between the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system. Dr. McSweeney, a holistic chiropractor here in Reno, helps maintain the structural integrity of her patients’ spines, which has the cumulative effect of relieving pressure on surrounding tissues and improving overall health. As we look ahead to a bright new year, here are four reasons to consider making chiropractic care part of your wellness routine in 2021.


Poor posture has an astounding ripple effect, leading to headaches, back pain, shoulder tightness, and neck tension. All of these have their own impact on mood and overall well being. Dr. McSweeney can perform adjustments designed to re-align your spine, but beyond that, she can share exercises, stretches, and lifestyle adjustments that will help you improve your posture and avoid its detrimental consequences.


We’ve written before about the effects of chiropractic care on the immune system. Because the nervous system is intimately connected to the immune system, imbalances in one wreak havoc in the other. The same is actually true for every system in the body. The nervous system coordinates them all, and when it can’t function properly, the effects are felt everywhere. A compromised immune system means greater susceptibility to bacteria, viruses, and illnesses that a strong immune response could normally fight off.

Preventative chiropractic care helps keep the spine functioning properly, so the body’s systems can also do their jobs. Studies have shown a significant uptick in white blood cells within minutes of an adjustment.


A healthy spine does more than keep back pain at bay. The nervous system sends pain signals from the brain to the body, and those messages can be impeded when the body is out of alignment. That creates mental and physical stress on top of the day-to-day stresses in your life.

Dr. McSweeney can’t eliminate stress in your life, but she can help your body manage it more effectively. Chronic stress has symptoms, and one of them is muscle tension. By relieving this tension and ensuring your body is properly aligned, Dr. McSweeney can help your body relax and find balance.


It’s hard to sleep when you’re dealing with physical pain, stress and anxiety. Addressing these conditions with chiropractic care can mean a better night’s sleep. Quality sleep is critical to our health, and taking steps to ensure you have a calming evening routine and a soothing place to rest can make a huge difference.


Chiropractic is always an option when you’re in pain, but keep in mind that pain is often the last sign that something is wrong. We hope you’ll consider adding chiropractic care to your wellness routine in 2021 so you can see for yourself the many benefits. Learn more about what to expect at your first visit, and schedule an appointment today.