Thursday, December 26, 2013

Personal Injury

Here at Summit Chiropractic and Longevity Center, we provide chiropractic care for many situations, including after a personal injury. A personal injury can occur from a variety of circumstances, ranging from a fall from a ladder or roof to chronic back or shoulder pain from moving “wrong” during sleep. Many of the injuries are similar to those experienced at work, except they are experienced outside of work.

With chiropractic care, we not only address the problem at hand, but work to improve the entire body. Our care focuses on the fact that all of the body’s systems are connected, so when one area is healed, the rest of the body soon follows suit. This is also why we like to perform adjustments for many of our patients, regardless of the injury. With an adjustment, we put the spine back into alignment, helping the entire body to improve.

We encourage patients to visit our practice not just to find relief for their injury, but to prevent more complications. Many times, ignoring a type of pain or trauma can worsen the condition, and cause more of the body to go into physical distress.

If you have had a personal accident, we urge you to visit us in San Rafael, CA for treatment from Dr. Kent Carlomagno.

Friday, December 20, 2013



Here at Summit Chiropractic and Longevity Center, we believe providing excellent chiropractic care is our top priority.  However, our services go beyond adjustments and treatments. Our chiropractor, Dr. Kent Carlomagno, also offers outreach to the community by attending informational fairs and seminars. This helps us interact with our patients outside of the chiropractic office and continue to help them in a variety of ways.

One such fair is the Marin Senior Fair, where Dr. Carlomagno discussed the benefits of treatment for neuropathy and help visitors understand how chiropractic care can help them. This fair was held on October 23rd and included activities, lifestyle tips, health screenings, pneumonia and flu shots, and resources for seniors in our community.

We also visit the weekly Farmers Market downtown in San Rafael, CA to provide outreach in the form of educating our patients on the benefits of overall wellness and health through chiropractic treatments. This is a weekly event occurring every Thursday, where we talk with patients and discuss their conditions, in addition to offering positive solutions for their pain, discomfort, and wellness. To find out where Dr. Carlomagno will be next for outreach, call 415-721-7520.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Peripheral Neuropathy

Peripheral Neuropathy Diagnosis and Treatment

Peripheral neuropathy is a condition that affects many of our patients here in San Rafael, CA. It causes the nerves to be compressed in the brain and spinal cord, which affects the entire body. With peripheral neuropathy, patients experience a lot of pain, tingling, numbness, and weakness of the area that is affected the most.

Peripheral Neuropathy is caused by a variety of things, including following:

  • Vitamin deficiency

  • Diabetes

  • Medications and drugs

  • Shingles

  • Kidney failure

  • Trauma

  • Hormonal imbalances

  • Infections

  • Autoimmune diseases

Here at Summit Chiropractic and Longevity Center, we diagnose peripheral neuropathy through a combination of examinations, blood tests, imaging and nerve function tests. If the patient indeed has this condition, we proceed with treatments, including adjustments and manipulations, as well as nerve stimulation. The exact type of treatment needed for peripheral neuropathy depends on the exact cause of it, whether it is an injury or medical condition that can be addressed.

Contact our office in San Rafael today to learn more about the diagnosis and treatment process of peripheral neuropathy.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Treatment of Running Syndromes

Treatment of Running Syndromes

Running syndromes occur in our patients who spend a lot of time running, whether for personal physical fitness or to train for an upcoming marathon. There are several types of running syndromes, including compartment syndrome and iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS). Both of these cause great pain to the patient, not just in their legs but their entire body. Dr. Kent Carlomagno offers patients chiropractic treatments to help with the pain and let them continue running.

Compartment syndrome occurs when there is extra pressure of muscles in the lower part of the leg. This leads to a cutoff of the blood supply and causes pain and swelling in the area. When patients come to see us who are known runners and have pain in the lower leg, in many instances they have compartment syndrome. Through therapeutic massage, we help return your leg muscles back to normal function.

ITBS is very common among runners as well, and considered an overuse injury. It happens when the ligaments in the thighs and shins become inflamed and too tight. With rest and proper chiropractic care, patients get relief from the pain from this condition and get help preventing it in the future. Call us at Summit Chiropractic and Longevity Center at 415-721-7520 to discuss your options for treatment of running syndromes.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Physician, Heals Thyself

Physician Heals Thyself: Luke 4:23 proverb.

The body is a wonderful machine and heals itself at its own rate. As a chiropractor, I realize I’m a catalyst in the structural reintegration of the joints within the body, and am dedicated to the health, healing, and wellness of each and every patient.

When the body can transmit the complete and correct healing messages, and one least expects healing to occur, it is then when healing takes place.
When you do everything necessary to hasten the healing response and the problem persists, you become dismayed. However, on one fine morning, you get up and find that the problem (ailment, discomfort, or pain) is no longer there, we call this a miracle. In actuality, it is the innate wisdom of the body expressing itself in healing when we least expect it.

Whether mental, physical, or emotional, pain and discomfort has a way of challenging us like nothing else in life. We may feel like we’ve hit a brick wall at times. But perseverance, a belief in the human body, and knowing that the body will heal when ready, is the message I’d like to convey to each and every patient at Summit Chiropractic and Longevity Center.

Yours in Good Health,

Dr. Kent G. Carlomagno

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

New Anti Oxidant, Supplement Protandim Available through Summit Chiropractic and Longevity Center at a Discount

Protandim, the patented dietary supplement to combat oxidative stress, is now available at a discount through Summit Chiropractic and Longevity Center in San Raphael, CA.

Oxidative stress happens to each one of us as we go through our daily lives. It is inevitable byproduct as we eat, sleep, breathe, exercise, and well, live. Oxidative stress is thought to play a role in the aging process.

The good news is that Protandim, the Nrf2 Synergizer, has been clinically proven to help reduce this oxidative stress in as little as 30 days by an average of 40 percent. Protandim contains natural plant ingredients that help the body thrive at the optimal level It is backed by science-based research tested by institutions and universities.

Order this wonderful anti-oxidant supplement Protandim from us here at Summit Chiropractic and Longevity at a price that is less than you’ll find online elsewhere.

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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Summit Chiropractic and Longevity Center Attendance at 50th Annual Reno Air Races

The 50th Annual National Championship Air Races were held on September 11 through September 15, 2013. The event, first organized by Bill Stead in the Nevada desert over 47 years ago, continues to be an annual event. The Reno Air Races event is held every September, and was only interrupted one year -- in 2001, when all United States aircraft were grounded following the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Our own Dr. Kent Carlomagno attended the event. Again this year, he had the pleasure of adjusting/treating unlimited Air Race Pilot Thom Richard of the Precious Metal # 38 with chiropractic care.

“It is always an honor to see Thom and his crew working feverishy on their magnificent steed which ran both days marvelously and finished respectably in the Gold. Thom is a huge believer in chiropractic and has utilized it throughout his life with much success.”

For aviation enthusiasts in northern Nevada and around the world, the annual Reno air races have become a much-to-look-forward-to event. More than 200,000 spectators have been attracted to the event in the past ten years, as hundreds of aircraft fly high in the desert sky north of Reno. What’s more, over $80 million a year has been generated for the region’s economy, and Summit Chiropractic and Longevity Center is proud to be a part of it.

Yours in Good Health,

Dr. Kent G. Carlomagno

Saturday, October 26, 2013

The Reconnection: Heal Yourself, Heal Others

Here at Summit Chiropractic and Longevity Center, we treat the cause of your pain or condition, and not just the symptoms. We also focus on a whole person healing for optimal health. With that in mind, we recommend that all of our patients read a profound book by Dr. Eric Pearl entitled “The Reconnection: Heal Yourself, Heal Others”.

In “The Reconnection: Heal Yourself, Heal Others”, Dr. Pearl ties healing together into a comprehensive healing approach in a very special way. He teaches the reader that one can facilitate extraordinary healing through harmony, balance, and alignment. While chiropractic care is still needed to enhance the healing process, Dr. Pearl provides a unique gift in tying healing, a higher power, and the human species together.

In writing his book, Dr. Pearl consulted with experts in medicine, science and spirituality, but drew on his own passion of healing to create a book that is a must-read for anyone interested in healing.

As one reviewer said about Dr. Pearl’s book: It’s “not just a book, but an experience”. That really sums it all up.

If you read “The Reconnection: Heal Yourself, Heal Others”, let us know what you think of it!

Yours in Good Health,

Dr. Kent G. Carlomagno

Friday, May 10, 2013

New Movie: Doctored

Have you checked out Jeff Hays and Bobby Sheehan new film Doctored? The film looks at the firsthand successes chiropractic treatment, the profit-driven campaign against it, and just how much is possible through non-invasive, drug-free wellness practices.  I urge you to view the site, get the DVD, and if you wish, contribute to the campaign to bring the film to theaters for public viewing. If you’ve seen the film, please leave a comment with your thoughts. What did you learn? What did you find most surprising?

Check out Doctored’s official website through the link below.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Supplements-- Do they take care of inadequate diet and exercise?

When used correctly, supplements can be a wonderful way to efficiently fill in the gaps of what your body needs, including extra nutrients and minerals that can be difficult to fully intake even with a very healthy diet.  However, if you’re relying on supplements as a substitute for a poor diet and inadequate exercise, you’re probably not going to get much out of them.  Supplements make a difference, but they are not magic pills. If you make the choice to give your body what it needs through activity and proper nutrition, supplements do a fantastic job of supplementing and supporting your efforts—not replacing them.  In the comments, share some of your supplement and health choice success stories.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Childhood Trauma – Trigger for poor lifestyle choices in the future?

When we experience a traumatic event or period, the effects can have a serious impact on our wellbeing, whether we realize it or not.  This can be especially true with childhood trauma, which can be difficult to fully identify, understand, and process--and as a result, move past.  Unhealed and hidden emotional and mental wounds can do just as much, if not more damage than the physical type. For many, past trauma is the first step in a reoccurring cycle of future trauma and poor choices throughout adulthood—including self-medication through substance abuse or overeating, escape through high-risk behavior, and lacking self-worth which amounts to neglect of one’s health and wellness.  Have you identified a childhood trauma or past event that once led you to poor lifestyle choices? Do you feel as though you’re free from that cycle? If you wish, share your thoughts in the comments.  


Thursday, April 18, 2013

Genetic Predisposition - Is it more of a tendency or a reliable predictor of disease?

If you’re genetically inclined towards a certain condition, does that mean it’s a life sentence? There are some genetic health factors that we simply cannot change and must live with, but many can be modified and controlled through a balance of lifestyle changes, personal management and practical treatment.  While many diseases are considered familial, so are habits and tendencies that affect our health.  Do you have an ailment or condition to which you are genetically predisposed? Take a step back and think hard about how much of that issue can be traced to family diet, activity levels, and other lifestyle trends and traditions. Conversely, how much of it is truly in the blood? Further, what have you done in your own life to manage and control your genetic conditions that differs from your family members and relatives? Share your thoughts in the comments.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

What’s Your Athletic State?

As an athlete are you in a depleted or a replenished state? Do you feel strained and limited when you performed physically, or do you feel activated and rich with potential energy? If you feel you’ve gone from a replenished to depleted state much faster than in the past, there is a reason for that.  As we age, the ability for the energy chain molecules to replenish themselves retards. Our adrenal system is not so easily activated. So what do you do to regain your high energy potential? Have you assessed your need for adrenal support?

Yours in health,

Dr. Kent G. Carlomagno, D.C.

Summit Chiropractic and Longevity Center  

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

How Much Do You Care About Your Health?

How much do you care about your health? If we were to measure this as a percentage and compare it to the obesity rate here in America, for most people it would only be about 40%. In other words, less than half the population of American is consciously engaging with their health from a proactive, preventative approach. Most Americans look at health from a disease model perspective, as in taking a pill to treat their symptoms rather than maintaining a functional, wellness standpoint, which starts from the inside out. As a result of this attitude, many individuals expect their doctor to be responsible for their health and neglect the opportunity to take control. Relying upon a doctor to take care of your health for you places the burden on someone who cannot possibly be responsible in this matter. So I encourage you to ask yourself this: Are you participatory in caring for your health or reactionary?

Yours in health,

Dr. Kent G. Carlomagno, D.C.

Summit Chiropractic and Longevity Center  

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

The Nervous System Connection

How would you describe your mental connection with all that surrounds you? Are you in tune with who and what you interact with in your environment? If you ever feel what many people call “mental exhaustion” it should surprise you to know that focus requires energy and intention, which can become depleted and replenished like other forms of energy. Since the amount energy you have at a given time can be considered finite, how you choose to distribute that energy plays a big role into what you gain in return. The more passionate or attracted you are to something the more likely you are to do well at it or succeed in learning it.  This may seem obvious, but if you’re not getting what you want out of life, or if you feel you’re not reaching your full potential for success, consider how you’re interacting with environment, what you’re focused on and how your nervous system not only connects across your body, it connects you to the outside world.

Yours in health,

Dr. Kent G. Carlomagno, D.C.

Summit Chiropractic and Longevity Center