Thursday, August 28, 2014

Auto Accidents

Auto accidents can be stressful, from dealing with insurance to taking your car to the mechanic to possibly missing work, and pain can often take a back seat to everything you have to deal with. However, seeking medical attention should always be a priority after an accident.

Auto accidents shake bodies up, and it is very likely that misalignment, subluxation or injury resulted from yours. When your body is jerked forward and backward quickly, whiplash, misalignment of the spine and tears to ligaments can occur, and if they are left untreated, these injuries can turn into chronic pain or lead to a worse injury down the line. Even if you feel minor pain after an accident, you should see a chiropractor, and here at Summit Chiropractic and Longevity Center, Dr. Kent Carlomagno can restore your health and help you work your way back toward normalcy.

In addition to pain, the misalignment of your spine could also lead to loss of mobility, especially if you’re older. Chiropractic can increase your mobility, reduce your pain and decrease the chance of injuring yourself worse in the future. By correcting your alignment and treating the root cause of your injuries, your body’s overall health can be restored.

Car accidents are never planned and can be a major disruption in your life, but if you come to our office in San Rafael, CA, we can help you regain your health and get back on the path toward normal. Call (415) 721-7520 to schedule an appointment. For more information, visit  

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Cold Laser Therapy

Dr. Kent Carlomagno of Summit Chiropractic and Longevity Center utilizes a host of holistic and non-invasive methods to help the body heal and function more efficiently. Whether you’re suffering from soft-tissue injuries, spasms or illnesses, Dr. Carlomagno can treat your condition and pain. One effective method employed by the doctor at our practice in San Rafael, CA is cold laser therapy.

Cold laser therapy is called so because the laser it utilizes operates at a wavelength that does not increase the thermal temperature of the area it is contacting. While patients cannot feel the laser, its effects are incredibly beneficial. By interacting with tissue and stimulating biological processes, the laser helps with healing, tissue repair and increased blood flow. It also is also able to reduce swelling and pain.

Cold laser therapy is an effective treatment for back and neck pain, as well as inflammatory conditions, such as arthritis, tendinitis and sprains. It is also known for helping heal shoulder and neck injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome, muscle and joint pain and more.

If you are suffering, Dr. Carlomagno can help. Call 415-721-7520 to schedule an appointment. For more information on the chiropractor, the practice and its services, visit

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

New Rehab Equipment

Here at Summit Chiropractic and Longevity Center in San Rafael, CA, we have recently acquired some new rehabilitation equipment to enhance the healing and stabilization of our patients. With this new equipment, Dr. Kent Carlomagno is able to hold his adjustments for longer periods of time while helping patients increase their lower-back health. This is because the equipment stabilizes the patient’s core during concentric and isometric exercise application (lifting and stabilization exercises), so that the spine does not misalign as the patient works to strengthen his or her muscles and increase their spinal mobility.

Our two new devices are a type of equipment not easily obtainable for clients’ personal exercise use. Instead they are used in the clinic for strengthening motoricity or movement of the lumbar vertebrae, as well as existing muscle ligament tendon levers. This equipment can also help to decrease the symptomatology of pain in the patient.

By selectively using this equipment on weaker patients who have lower back conditions that require this specific rehab, Dr. Carlomagno is able to bring a new level of chiropractic care to Summit Chiropractic. To schedule an appointment with a chiropractor who is dedicated to providing patients with the care they need to obtain optimal health, call (415) 721-7520. For more information, visit