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.