Leaning away from Lumbar Pain

Ryan Todd Lloyd, DCBack, San Francisco Chiropractor

Reading Time: 3 minutesWhen a patient comes to me with low back pain that radiates down their leg, then I know I have the potential to affect their quality of life in a dramatic way. This is the line between having great results from conservative therapies in a chiropractic office, and more invasive surgical procedures. When you come in to my office and … Read More

Is there even an ideal posture?

Ryan Todd Lloyd, DCBack, Neck, San Francisco Chiropractor

Reading Time: 1 minuteThis morning, Greg Lehman’s new video is making the rounds amongst my social media channels. Greg Lehman is a biomechanist, a chiropractor, and an educator. In this video, he argues that there are certain biomechanical faults that you can safely ignore, in certain situations. And in other high-impact-heavy load situations where biomechanical positioning becomes more important. He gives demonstrations on … Read More

Toe touch progressions

Ryan Todd Lloyd, DCBack, San Francisco Bay Area, San Francisco Chiropractor

Reading Time: 1 minuteIn Gray Cook’s Lectures, of which I listen on Audible, I learned this morning of the importance of toe touching progressions. Apparently, when Gray Cook use to lecture on stage for Reebok and for Perform Better, he would pull people on stage and demonstrate that most adults cannot do a toe-touch. For many of us, when we go through our … Read More

Strengthen your foot muscles to cure your plantar fasciitis.

Ryan Todd Lloyd, DCSan Francisco Bay Area, San Francisco Chiropractor

Reading Time: 3 minutesWhen I consult with my patients about plantar fasciitis, the symptoms vary greatly. For some, it’s like stepping on glass when walking. For others, they only feel it when going on long runs. Most people have had it for a long time, which makes it difficult to treat with my expected fast results. It’s not my favorite thing to treat … Read More

Focusing on the important few.

Ryan Todd Lloyd, DCNeck, San Francisco Bay Area, San Francisco Chiropractor

Reading Time: 3 minutesWhen professionals deliver services to a niche group of customers, they tend to attract more business. There is something inherently trusting about going to a professional who only focuses on one thing. People know that this focus will provide more expertise, more efficacy, and more value for the extra money. I remember reading Harry Beckwith’s book Selling the Invisible about … Read More

Get your neck looked at if you have chronic headaches.

Ryan Todd Lloyd, DCHeadache, Neck, San Francisco Chiropractor

Reading Time: 2 minutesLast month a paper was published in The Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics where they looked at some of the factors that make chronic migraine sufferers different than everyone else. They found that, compared to people who don’t have headaches, if you have regular migraine headaches, you will have some sort of neck problem. If you have headaches, you … Read More

What would you do if you suffered from disabling migraine pain 7 days a month for 18 years?

Ryan Todd Lloyd, DCHeadache, San Francisco Chiropractor

Reading Time: 2 minutesPeople who don’t experience headaches really don’t understand the suffering you go through if you have migraines. The brain fog. The pounding sensitivity to light, noises, or smells. The pain. The lack of focus. The feeling of shutting yourself off from the world. The worry that you will lose your livelihood if you miss work. The detachment from your loved … Read More

Does chiropractic care change when you are in pain?

Ryan Todd Lloyd, DCBack, San Francisco Chiropractor

Reading Time: 1 minuteA new study came out this month, published in JMPT, that talks about an experiment that the researchers performed. They hooked up electrodes to the patients, and they measured the response that their back muscles had when they were adjusted. We know that when you have your low back adjusted, there is a reflex response in your muscles that gets … Read More