Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Treat Lower Back Pain with Dr. Kent Carlomagno

The lumbar vertebrae in the lower back are larger than any others in our spine and are responsible for supporting the weight of the entire upper body. Although these vertebrae are strong enough to withstand powerful forces from the lower back muscles during lifting, bending and twisting, it is still common to experience lower back pain and injuries.

The cause of lower back pain is usually a muscle, nerve, ligament or spinal injury, such as a herniated disc. Poor posture and degenerative diseases can lead to lower back pain as well. This is because poor posture can accelerate wear and tear on the spine during movement, while degenerative diseases, such as arthritis, can cause structures in the spine to break down and put pressure on the spinal cord or nerves. Nerve pressure in the lumbar spine can then cause pain and symptoms to spread from the back to the buttocks, legs and feet because the nerves that exit the lumbar spine travel to these areas.

If you’re experiencing lower back pain, you don’t have to resort to surgery or rely heavily on pain medication for relief. At Summit Chiropractic and Longevity Center in San Rafael, CA, many patients find that their pain can be effectively treated through chiropractic practices, including adjustments, therapeutic exercise, electrical muscle stimulation and spinal decompression. These methods can alleviate tension, relieve pain and help restore proper movement.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Kent Carlomagno, call (415) 721-7520. For more information on the chiropractor and his services, please visit

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Disc Herniation is San Rafael, CA

Many of our patients who seek out chiropractic care at Summit Chiropractic and Longevity Center in San Rafael, CA do so for a herniated disc in their spine. While commonly referred to as a slipped disc, this condition actually occurs when the disc—the soft cushion between each of the vertebrae in your spine—ruptures or splits. This can happen as a part of a natural degeneration over time, if the discs become dehydrated and brittle or due to an auto accident. Whichever the reason, Dr. Kent Carlomagno can use chiropractic methods to treat the condition in a safe and non-invasive manner.

If you are experiencing neck pain, back pain, stiffness, tingling, weakness or other symptoms that a doctor has diagnosed as a symptom of a disc herniation, receiving chiropractic treatment can help alleviate your pain and increase your body’s ability to heal itself. Typically, treatment involves manual manipulation and adjustment of the spine. Dr. Carlomagno does this by using his hands to gently flex the spinal to stimulate the surrounding nerves and tissue that are causing the pain. This will help increase range of motion and decrease pain and other symptoms of a herniated disc. When the spine is aligned properly, it is able to function at its highest level, which benefits the rest of your body.

If you’ve hurt your back in an accident or if you’re suffering from natural disc degeneration, you don’t have to rely on painkillers or resort to surgery to relieve your pain. With the help of chiropractic, you can relieve your pain and heal naturally. Call (415) 721-7520 to schedule an appointment. For more information, please visit

Friday, February 13, 2015

Treat Your Neck Pain at Summit Chiropractic and Longevity Center

The muscles that make up our necks are used constantly throughout the day, and when the movement of these muscles is inhibited, it can be incredibly frustrating and painful. Whether the pain is chronic or the result of a recent accident, patients shouldn’t try to tough out their neck pain.  At our practice in San Rafael, CA, Dr. Kent Carlomagno can treat your pain and improve your overall quality of life with chiropractic care.

Neck pain can be caused by a variety of factors, including trauma from an accident or unnecessary stress and strain on the muscles due to poor posture. Whether your neck pain is a result of spinal misalignment from daily activity or from an auto accident, we can help. Using his hands, Dr. Carlomagno will adjust your spine with quick movements that move the vertebrae back in place. This removes interference to your body’s natural healing ability and allows it to start functioning more efficiently. Additionally, chiropractic treatment can remove some of the strain placed on your neck muscles, alleviating any pain.

To find relief from pain, you can schedule an appointment at Summit Chiropractic and Longevity Center by calling (415) 721-7520. For more information, please visit

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Dr. Kent Carlomagno and Senior Care

Many seniors experience problems related to misalignment in the spine, and these seniors can benefit greatly from chiropractic care, which offers pain relief, increased range of motion, increased balance and coordination, decreased joint degeneration, increased health and wellbeing and decreased incidence of falling.  All these benefits can greatly improve a senior’s quality of life and keep them out of nursing homes, and at our office in San Rafael, CA, Dr. Kent Carlomagno has the skills and experience to increase his patients’ overall health and longevity.

Chiropractic care is one of the safest forms of health care available to seniors looking to increase their health. Pain relievers merely mask the problem; chiropractic care treats it. Because the nervous system communicates between the brain and the rest of the body through passages in the spine, if vertebrae become misaligned, it can have a systemic effect on the entire body, from the muscles to the immune system. Spinal misalignment, nearby soft tissue injuries and other issues can interfere with the nervous system’s ability to properly relay information, inhibiting the body’s ability to function at optimum levels. At Summit Chiropractic and Longevity Center, Dr. Carlomagno can identify and treat spinal misalignment with low-force adjustments that will help aging bodies feel increased energy, comfort and health.

To find out how our services can help you, call (415) 721-7520. For more information, please visit