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

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

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

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