Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Peripheral Neuropathy Diagnosis and Treatment

Peripheral Neuropathy Diagnosis and Treatment 
I’ve talked about peripheral neuropathy just a short while ago.  Since I frequently receive questions on my neuropathy program-- and since more and more people affected by this condition are now turning to chiropractic care for help-- I thought I should go into a few of the specifics when it comes to diagnosing and treating peripheral neuropathy with natural, drug-free treatments.  At Summit Chiropractic and Longevity Center, I offer diagnostic tools and customized treatment programs that have helped many of my patients manage and prevent the advance of their peripheral neuropathy symptoms.  Here’s a brief overview of our peripheral neuropathy diagnosis and treatment program.
While some neuropathy patients of mine have already received a diagnosis when they come to see me, many others are only aware that they experience a sharp, burning and tingling pain.  This pain usually starts in the feet and runs up the patient’s body. These pains are often increased when subjected to touch and increases or decreases in temperature. When a patient describes this and other physical symptoms that are in line with the condition, I typically begin the diagnostic process. Diagnosis of peripheral neuropathy usually a series of test that tell me more about the patient’s reflexes, nerves, posture and coordination.  Nerve function tests and an ENFD (Epidermal Nerve Fiber Density) testing may be performed, especially if small fiber neuropathy is suspected.  This diagnostic process gives insight into the specific type of neuropathy affecting the patient.  Such specifics are easily overlooked in the large fiber neuropathy diagnosis, which makes it difficult to implement an effective treatment.
Once we determine the nature of the patient’s specific type of neuropathy, I’m able to create a neuropathy treatment program.  Individual programs are designed with three specific points in mind.  The first being the type of neuropathy to be treated, followed by the underlying biological and lifestyle factors that may have contributed to the presence of the neuropathy, and finally, the current condition and lifestyle needs of the patient.  One or a combination of resources I offer at Summit Chiropractic and Longevity Center is then utilized to help the patient overcome their pain and manage their condition—all without the use of drugs or invasive procedures.  Such resources include cold laser therapy and vibration, to help soothe and stimulate the patient’s internal tissues. Aid with dietary and fitness improvements may also be implemented to control and inhibit the spread of neuropathy’s symptoms to other parts of the body.
For any of my readers who want to learn more about how I naturally and effectively treat peripheral neuropathy with your overall wellness in mind, I invite your calls and questions. Contact me directly at my chiropractic and longevity center in San Rafael, CA. by visiting my website or calling 415-721-7520.
My Peripheral Neuropathy Screening Questionnaire and Peripheral Neuropathy Program form can be printed directly from my website.  If you or someone you care about has been affected, get in touch with me today! Natural, healthy and lasting relief is possible!    
                Yours in health,
Dr. Kent G. Carlomagno, D.C.
Summit Chiropractic and Longevity Center

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

A New Neuropathy Treatment for an Increasingly Common Condition

A New Neuropathy Treatment for an Increasingly Common Condition 
A number of patients come to me seeking treatment of neuropathy.  Some have been specifically diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy, a disease of the peripheral nervous system, while many others describe their experience with a series of symptoms that clearly point to this painful, sometimes inhibiting condition.  Unfortunately, peripheral neuropathy appears to be affecting more and more people, which likely results from growing population of Americans over fifty, the increasing prominence of diabetes, poor diet, excessive use of medication, and exposure to chemicals and pollutants.  Sciatica, immune disorders, various infections, acute alcoholism are among many other factors that play a role in the presence of peripheral neuropathy.  For patients who are suffering from symptoms of this condition, and for those who have either found no success with conventional medicine and medications, and for those who are simply looking for a better more natural solution to alleviate their pain and discomfort, I offer a new neuropathy treatment at Summit Chiropractic and Longevity Center.
My new neuropathy treatment involves no medications. Instead, it is a natural, healthy approach that utilizes many of the wellness and longevity services I offer at my practice.  The goal of this new treatment is to relieve and prevent the painful tingling, burning and shock sensations that most patients will start to feel in their feet, and then gradually, upward, through the rest of their body.  Once this uncomfortable and inhibiting effect is eased, I gradually work with my patient to help them restore their mobility and energy.  I also help them in making dietary, physical and therapeutic changes that can prevent further advancement of peripheral neuropathy’s effects and aid them in achieving an overall natural wellness and renewal that I strive to enable in all my patients.
If you or someone you care about is affected by peripheral neuropathy or similar symptoms, I invite you to reach out to me to see if my new neuropathy treatment and peripheral neuropathy diagnostic tools can help.  To learn more, please view the Neuropathy Program information on my website, or contact me directly at my chiropractic and longevity center in San Rafael, CA. You can call us at 415-721-7520. 
Yours in health,
Dr. Kent G. Carlomagno, D.C.
Summit Chiropractic and Longevity Center

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Hip Pain

Hip pain is a common condition that is experienced by our patients, though there are many different areas of the hip that are causing the pain. Some causes of hip pain we see include arthritis, bursitis, and fractures of the hip, tendon strain and muscle strain. Dr. Kent Carlomagno here at Summit Chiropractic and Longevity Center provides chiropractic care to help relieve the pain and prevent further damage to the hip joint. In many situations, the hip pain is a result of the body being out of alignment.
The symptoms of hip pain not only include pain and stiffness in the hip, but also in the following areas of the body:
  • Thigh
  • Groin
  • Buttocks
  • Inside the hip joint
  • Outside the hip joint
Chiropractic care helps our patients with hip pain through adjustments and manipulations, massage and preventative care. We locate the cause of the pain and use that to determine the best available treatment. We assess each case individually and work to prevent further pain episodes as much as possible. 

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Neck Pain

Here at Summit Chiropractic, we believe in healing the body, not just one ailment. But many times patients see us for localized pain and discomfort, such as neck pain, and it is our first priority to treat that condition first. By treating this area, the rest of the body also starts healing thanks to better balance and harmony. Unfortunately, neck pain is a common complaint with our patients, as it can result from injuries or repetitive motions and strain.
According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, the following causes can lead to neck pain:
  • Bad posture
  • Bending over for long periods of time
  • Whiplash and vehicle accidents
  • Sleeping in the wrong position
  • Turning or twisting
  • Sprains
  • Medical conditions
  • Infection or cancer of the spine
Pain medications only relieve the pain and discomfort for a short period of time, and it typically returns in a few hours. With chiropractic care provided by Dr. Kent Carlomagno, patients are addressing the cause of their neck pain, not just covering up the discomfort. This provides them with a long-term solution toward balancing their spine’s vertebrae and improving the pain continuously. 

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Personal Injury

A personal injury is defined as bodily harm caused by an accident or a mishap outside of work. These types of injuries can be incredibly painful and disruptive to your life, especially if you do not receive proper medical attention. In the case of a personal injury, seeing a chiropractor may prove essential to full recovery, since chiropractic often treats underlying issues that traditional medicine either misses or chooses not treat until it worsens. At our office in San Rafael, CA, Dr. Kent Carlomagno uses a variety of chiropractic and holistic practices to help his patients heal, and he can help you regain your quality of life after a personal injury.

The difference between treating the symptoms of an injury and fixing the underlying cause is the difference between temporary pain and a chronic issue. By using chiropractic adjustments and other holistic methods, Dr. Carlomagno can increase your wellness and treat what medicine often can’t.
Chiropractic is known to help a variety of injuries and disorders by treating the spine, the nervous system and muscles directly. The alignment of the body is also addressed, which has a profound effect on the entire body. By removing impairments form the nervous system, such as subluxations and misalignment, the body is able to communicate between its systems better and heal itself from injuries and ailments. From slip and fall injuries to joint, back and neck pain, chiropractic treatment and physical therapy can help you recover from your work injuries.

If you’re suffering from a personal injury, don’t let it permanently alter your quality of life. At Summit Chiropractic and Longevity, we can help put you back on the path toward regaining your quality of life. To schedule an appointment, call (415) 721-7520. For more information, visit www.summitchiro.net.