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As a chiropractor here in Reno, Dr. Lynelle McSweeney offers specialized care for the back, neck, hips and other parts of the body. And she’s no stranger to lots of questions. From inquiries about the many conditions she can treat to the differences between a nutritionist and a chiropractor, this Reno chiropractor explains it all. Here’s what she wants you to know about chiropractic care.

Chiropractors Have Extensive Training

Dr. McSweeney graduated with a degree in sports medicine and then completed her training at the Palmer West Chiropractic College. She also completed a two-year preceptorship before starting her own practice. In addition to her ten years of hands-on experience, she also completes over 30 hours of specialized nutrition studies per year, with an additional 25 hours of specialized chiropractic studies.

Then there’s Dr. Allen, who also practices in our office. He has been a practicing chiropractor for 47 years.

As doctors of chiropractic, both Dr. McSweeney and Dr. Allen have years of training, education and practical experience.

Chiropractors Can Treat Everyone

From adults and teens to children and infants, everyone can benefit from chiropractic care. Sports injuries, growth spurts, poor posture, bad sleeping positions and too much sitting can wreak havoc on our spine health, and a chiropractor can help restore your spine to its optimal form. Plus, there are surprising conditions that chiropractors can treat – everything from bedwetting to migraines to foot pain.

Chiropractors Don’t Just Crack Your Back

If your idea of the chiropractor is something who cracks your bones, it’s worth your time to learn a little more. Here’s what you can expect when you visit Dr. McSweeney for the first time:

  • Paperwork & discussion First visits with Dr. McSweeney usually last between 30 and 45 minutes, and most of that time is spent talking. Dr. McSweeney makes a point of learning all she can about your symptoms, which is why she asks you to complete paperwork for a comprehensive overview of your personal activity, lifestyle, nutritional, pharmacological and medical histories.
  • Physical assessment In addition to listening to you, Dr. McSweeney begins all appointments with a physical assessment to zero in on dysfunctional areas. This assessment helps her identify asymmetries and/or troublesome movement patterns. Other tests Dr. McSweeney performs can include orthopedic tests, a body read and a palpatory exam. These are usually quick and painless.
  • Treatment recommendations Your treatment will depend on a number of factors, and might include a combination of therapies like moist heat, myofacial release techniques, chiropractic adjustments, electrical stimulation or ultrasound, nutrition recommendations, and more.

Learn more about your first visit with Dr. McSweeney. It’s her goal is to get you out of pain and out of her office so you can get on with your day. If you’re in Reno and you need chiropractic care, Dr. McSweeney is happy to explain it all.