The Surprising Way To Heal Injuries Faster | Inside Fitness Magazine

Ryan Todd Lloyd, DCBack, San Francisco Chiropractor

Reading Time: 1 minuteSince 90 per cent of what our brain perceives is interpreted through the visual field, it’s important that doctors do everything they can to create a positive influence on healing. A study in the journal Environment and Behavior demonstrated that by simply dimming the lights while a patient is undergoing his or her treatment, clinical results are enhanced. The published … Read More

Physical inactivity is associated with narrower lumbar intervertebral discs, high fat content of paraspinal muscles and low back pain and disability

Ryan Todd Lloyd, DCSan Francisco Bay Area

Reading Time: 1 minuteThis study brings us further proof that in order to have a healthy spine, you must be active. Engaging in regular activity helps you keep you spine mobile and it keeps your muscles strong. Strong muscles support your spine better. There have been other studies that show that people who suffer from chronic back pain have smaller muscles. These small … Read More

Can you Stand on One Leg for 20 Seconds?

Ryan Todd Lloyd, DCSan Francisco Chiropractor, San Francisco Public Health

Reading Time: 1 minuteWhat if we told you that trying to stand on one leg for 20 seconds (or more) could help you gauge the health of your brain? You might think we were a bit unbalanced ourselves. But that’s exactly what a new study published in the journal Stroke suggests. Source: Quick Brain Health Test For Stroke Risk | Prevention

How a Lower Cross Syndrome in your Low Back can Cause Pain in Your SI Joint.

Ryan Todd Lloyd, DCBack, San Francisco Chiropractor

Reading Time: 1 minute  A common muscle imbalance I see in my patients consists of weaknesses in the glutes and tightness in the low back. This leads to postural distortions. These postural distortions from weak and tight muscles can “gap” the sacroiliac (SI) joints, and cause pain in a part of the back that is already vulnerable and unstable. Read more here:   … Read More

7 Natural Ways to Prevent Inflammation & Arthritis Flare-Ups

Ryan Todd Lloyd, DCSan Francisco Bay Area

Reading Time: 1 minuteThey use to think that osteoarthritis was a wear and tear disease. In other words, they taught us that it’s completely mechanical. Now we are recognizing the importance of systemic inflammation as well as local inflammation for degenerative arthritis. Your diet is causing your inflammation and arthritis flare-ups. Arthritis is usually seen as part of the aging process, but this translates … Read More