Does chiropractic care help with neck pain with pinched nerves?

Ryan Todd Lloyd, DCNeck, San Francisco Chiropractor

Reading Time: 3 minutesWhen your neck becomes arthritic and painful, the bones and inflamed soft tissue¬†can compress the nerves that travel through the neck and down the arms. This is called osteoarthritis and degenerative joint disease (DJD). More specific to the bones in the spine, this is called degenerative disc disease (DDD). When you have degenerative disc disease and it presses on a … Read More

Excellent shoulder examination

Ryan Todd Lloyd, DCNeck, San Francisco Chiropractor

Reading Time: 1 minute  I ran across this video the other day of an orthopedic surgeon doing a shoulder examination. I thought this guy presented it so well, that I had to share it. Dr. Hawkins of the Steadman Hawkins Clinic starts out by talking about how the usual shoulder exam goes straight to the point. If you are talking to a patient, … Read More

Cut your migraine medications in half with this simple procedure.

Ryan Todd Lloyd, DCHeadache, San Francisco Chiropractor

Reading Time: 2 minutes15 years ago, some researchers had some took a large group of people who were suffering from migraine headaches. Only, this group of people weren’t just people who happen to have an occasional bad day. If you suffer from headaches, picture this: You have a migraine headache twice a week, and when this migraine happens, you are disabled from doing … Read More

The Joint Commission now Recommends Chiropractic Therapy for Hospitals and Urgent Care Centers

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

Reading Time: 1 minuteStarting this month, January 2015, The Joint Commission is now recommending that doctors and administrators refer pain patients to chiropractors and other non-pharmacological therapists. In the past, when hospitals received a patient who was complaining of pain, the only approved mode of treatment that they did, according to guidelines, was to give drug-therapy. However, with our growing awareness of the … Read More

What exactly happens in your muscles when you stretch?

Ryan Todd Lloyd, DCSan Francisco Chiropractor

Reading Time: 6 minutesAll my life I’ve been told that I need to stretch. Everyone knows that you have to stretch. Except, I’ve always been a little bit against the cult of stretching. First of all, when you stretch before an athletic event, you have a higher chance of injuring yourself (It’s more important to warm up, which is a totally different thing.) … Read More

What to Expect on your First Chiropractic Visit

Ryan Todd Lloyd, DCSan Francisco Chiropractor

Reading Time: 1 minuteThis is a nice video from the American Chiropractic Association that shows you what you should expect from your first visit at our office. In brief: Health history of you and especially of your chief complaint. A targeted examination to find the cause and the extent of your situation. Recommendations for care. Follow through plan for treatment, including stretches and … Read More