Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Sports Injuries in San Rafael, CA

Athletes are constantly striving to improve their performance, often pushing themselves and their bodies to their limits. However, while rigorous training and strict diets allow their abilities and performances to be improved, without chiropractic care, these athletes will not be able to reach their peak physical forms and may suffer injuries that will leave them on the sidelines. This is why Dr. Kent Carlomagno works closely with many athletes to help them recover quickly and fully from any sports-related injuries while also helping prevent any more in the future.

Even with meticulous care, musculoskeletal injuries during training or play can occur. If you find yourself suffering from an injury or nagging pain, chiropractic might be the best option for you. With the ability to treat sports injuries at their root, Dr. Carlomagno can eliminate the cause of your injury, rather than just treat its symptoms.

Since the body is an integrated system of interconnected networks, misalignment of the spine can lead to injuries in seemingly unrelated areas. By treating your entire body as a whole and paying special attention to the spine, joints, muscles, nerves and tendons, chiropractic can help sports injuries heal more completely and prevent further injuries from occurring.

Chiropractic should be a part of every athlete’s routine to ensure that the body reaches optimal function. Whether you’re suffering from an injury or not, if you’re an athlete, schedule an appointment at our practice in San Rafael, CA by calling (415) 721-7520. For more information about Summit Chiropractic and Longevity Center, please visit www.summitchiro.net.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Cryotherapy at Summit Chiropractic and Longevity Center

Here at Summit Chiropractic and Longevity Center, we are dedicated to relieving our patients’ pain and restoring them to optimal health. Without relying on drugs or invasive procedures, we can treat many injuries and ailments with holistic methods, and one such way that our practice does this is with cryotherapy.

Pain and muscle spasms are common responses to soft tissue injuries, and if you’re suffering, cryotherapy can provide pain relief and sooth irritation in the injured tendon, ligament or muscle. This simple and inexpensive technique treats pain with the application of ice, cold towels, ice massages and compresses to reduce the temperature of affected tissues. Surface cooling of the irritated area constricts your blood vessels, numbs the tissue and makes it difficult for muscles to hold contraction, so cryotherapy can effectively reduce nerve transmission and relax muscle spasms for temporary relief.

Cryotherapy can also reduce swelling or inflammation after an injury. If applied after trauma, the injury and resultant pain can be reduced and largely prevented. For maximum effectiveness, cold compresses should be applied frequently for short periods of time.

If you have recently suffered an injury or are experiencing acute pain, it is important to receive care as soon as possible. Drugs are not the only way to treat pain. You can stop by our office for beneficial and holistic treatment, as well as continue cryotherapy at home.

Schedule an appointment with Dr. Kent Carlomagno in San Rafael, CA by calling (415) 721-7520. For more information, please visit www.summitchiro.net.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Dr. Kent Carlomagno and Anti-aging Medicine

Anti-aging medicine is a fast-growing specialty in the medical field that focuses on the development of optimum wellness and longevity. As a form of aggressive, preventative health care, this relatively new specialty goes beyond the mammograms and testing for cholesterol that traditional medicine focuses on. Doctors of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine employ advanced technologies to increase the length of a patient’s life while also improving the quality of that life, and 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, please visit www.summitchiro.net. To schedule an appointment, call (415) 721-7520.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Achieve Better Health by Decreasing your Stress

From work deadlines and bills to family drama and annoying coworkers, stress invades our lives on a daily basis, and while we can’t completely eliminate stressors from our lives, we can learn to handle them better. Although some people are able to naturally deal with stress more effectively than others, everyone can benefit from working with a chiropractor. 

Regular chiropractic care, which improves nerve and spinal function, has a dramatic impact on improving your emotional, mental and physical states, which all determine how we deal with stress. While stress is known to interfere with our immune systems, studies have shown that those who receive regular chiropractic care have 200 percent greater immune competence than those who do not receive chiropractic care and 400 percent greater immune competence than those with cancer and other serious diseases. This means that chiropractic care can reduce the negative effects that stress has on our bodies and put us in a better state for dealing with future stressors.

Although we can’t remove the stress from your life, we can help you respond better to it. By removing interference caused by misalignment or subluxation, Dr. Kent Carlomagno can normalize your nervous system function and, therefore, increase the function of your entire body.

If you feel like stress is taking a toll on your life, we can help at Summit Chiropractic and Longevity Center. To schedule an appointment with the chiropractor and rid yourself of stress’s negative effects, call (415) 721-7520. For more information, visit www.summitchiro.net.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

DTS Therapy Instead in San Raphael, CA

Virtually every movement we make uses our back muscles or those adjoining them, which means that any injury to our back can be unbearable. When suffering from a back injury, you may experience numbness, weakness and reduced function in your limbs, and this can interfere with the quality of your 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 for while providing an alternative to surgery.

DTS therapy uses gentle forces to decompress the spine and improve 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.

At Summit Chiropractic and Longevity Center, we combine DTS therapy with exercise and other complementary therapies to accelerate healing and alleviate pain. These therapies include heat, muscle stimulation, ultrasound and cold therapy. 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 in San Raphael, CA, call (415) 721-7520. For more information, please visit www.summitchiro.net.