Friday, May 30, 2014

DTS Therapy Instead of Surgery

Virtually every movement of the body uses the back muscles or those adjoining them, which makes back injuries incredibly debilitating. Those who suffer from back injuries often experience numbness, weakness and reduced function in their limbs, which can interfere with daily life. If physical therapy hasn’t worked to remove your pain and surgery seems like it might be your only option, Dr. Kent Carlomagno can help. Whether you are suffering from lower back pain, sciatica, a pinched nerve, neck pain or degenerative discs, DTS therapy may provide the relief you are looking while providing an alternative to surgery.

DTS therapy uses gentle forces to decompress the spine, improving blood flow and nutrient exchange in the injured area. Therapy usually spans less than 20 minutes, three times a week for a month before transitioning from passive to active treatment. In the beginning, therapy consists of several cycles of stretch and relaxation, and many patients find relief in as few as six to 10 treatments. Most are released from treatment after eight weeks.

Along with therapy, we use exercise and complementary therapies, including heat, muscle stimulation, ultrasound and cold therapy, to accelerate healing and alleviate pain. Our goal is to not only help your spinal discs heal but also to enhance your muscles’ control and support of your back and neck.

To schedule an appointment at Summit Chiropractic and Longevity Center in San Raphael, CA, call (415) 721-7520. For more information,

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Heal with Microcurrent Therapy

Microcurrent therapy uses low-level electrical currents to heal the body and relieve pain in the soft tissues. Short therapy sessions are excellent for facilitating the healing of both acute and chronic pains. At Summit Chiropractic and Longevity Center, we use this type of therapy as a compliment to chiropractic for increasing a patient’s overall health and rate of healing while decreasing pain and rate of illness and injury.

Each tissue in your body has its own electrical frequency, which can be disrupted by an injury. Microcurrent therapy alleviates pain and inflammation and helps the tissue heal by restoring its normal frequency within the cells by sending a very small amount of current to the injured area. If you are suffering from muscle spasms, the current can help relax the muscle and return it to its normal state. The therapy also increases protein synthesis and ATP, which is the energy that fuels biochemical function at the cellular level. Both help accelerate healing.  

Treatment usually involves several sessions and can benefits a range of conditions, from arthritis, headaches, fibromyalgia, headaches and neck pain to neuropathy, sciatica, shingles, slow-healing wounds, tendon and ligament pain and back pain.  

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Kent Carlomagno in San Rafael, CA, call (415) 721-7520. For more information, visit

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

What is Anti-aging Medicine?

Anti-aging Medicine is a new and fast-growing specialty in the medical field. Focusing on the development of optimum wellness and longevity, anti-aging medicine is aggressive, preventative health care that goes far beyond the mammograms and testing for cholesterol that traditional medicine focuses on. Doctors of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine utilize advanced technologies to increase the length of a patient’s life while also improving the quality of that life. With the help of Dr. Kent Carlomagno in San Rafael, CA, you can increase your life by 20 to 30 productive years.

At Summit Chiropractic and Longevity Center, we strive to extend the human lifespan by limiting illness and disability that accompanies the end of one’s life, while also extending health and vitality in middle age. Including both lifestyle choices and hormone replacement therapies, anti-aging medicine utilizes antioxidants and vitamin supplements in order to reduce free radical damage. With the help of a physician and clinical testing, your hormone levels and blood chemistry can be analyzed to help you to make proper lifestyle choices and receive the care you need for a longer life.

With the help of Dr. Carlomagno, you can live a long and healthy life. For more information about the doctor, the practice or the program, visit To schedule an appointment, call (415) 721-7520.