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While modern medicine is effective in many ways, it’s not always the answer to every health problem. In fact, when it comes to spine, posture, and nervous system conditions, there are few medications or surgeries that offer resolution. In these instances, holistic chiropractic care can be a better alternative, making you feel better naturally. Here’s what makes holistic chiropractic different.


The best way to understand the impact of holistic chiropractic care on posture, musculoskeletal, and related nervous system conditions is by understanding what sets it apart from other kinds of medicine.

There are three main components to the concept of chiropractic care and its likelihood of better results for specific conditions:

  • The body is treated as a whole, instead of focusing on one area that’s showing symptoms.
  • Holistic chiropractic can be a valuable complement to traditional therapies that produce an effect neither therapy could offer alone.
  • Preventative chiropractic care can promote a healthier body, potentially reducing future problems.

These differences are further emphasized if you seek a holistic chiropractor, like Dr. Lynelle McSweeney here in Reno. For example, if a patient comes in with chronic back pain issues, she’ll begin with a diagnosis to determine if chiropractic care will be helpful.

She’ll likely use a mix of therapies to address the root of your issue, and you may be surprised not only by the massage treatments she uses, but by the fact that she could adjust your elbow, knee, or hand joints in addition to adjustments in the back. Again, this is because the goal isn’t solving the issue in one or two “problem areas,” but to the body’s overall alignment and balance. With that in mind, Dr. McSweeney may make recommendations for nutritional improvement, exercises you can perform at home for flexibility and improved range of motion, even dietary supplements.

For nerve issues, holistic chiropractic can be especially helpful by relieving pressure, which restores function and feeling to parts of the body that have been affected.

If the idea of addressing the root of your health issues – and not just a symptom or two – sounds appealing, you should consider holistic chiropractic care. In Reno, Dr. McSweeney is here to help. Learn more about what to expect at your first visit, and schedule your appointment today.