Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Tips for Staying Active with a Desk Job

Working at a desk for forty hours or more per week contributes to a lot of sitting down. Those who sit at a desk for their job need to be conscious of avoiding a sedentary lifestyle. This is why Summit Chiropractic and Longevity Center of San Rafael, CA wants to offer tips for staying healthy with a desk job.

A sedentary lifestyle can lead to weight gain, stress, heart disease, and other health problems. Take these tips to help you move around more during the day.

While at work it is important to take breaks not only for your brain, but for your body. Standing up and walking around just for a couple of minutes will get your blood flowing better and allow your body to get out of the same position. Try getting up from your desk once every hour. You could go to get a drink, visit a co-worker’s desk instead of emailing them, or just go for a stroll down the hallway. It’s a quick way to refresh your body and your mind.

Take the elevator to your office? Try replacing the elevator with the stairs. If it is a reasonable climb, you can get your heart rate up several times a day this way. It’s also a surprisingly good workout for your legs once you start doing it all the time!

To schedule a consultation with us at our San Rafael, CA office, call Summit Chiropractic and Longevity Center at (415) 721-7520 or visit our website, www.summitchiro.net

Thursday, June 4, 2015


For those suffering with spasms and haven’t found the relief they’re looking for, it might be time to look into cryotherapy. At Summit Chiropractic and Longevity Center, we have adopted this new technology in order to better treat our patients.

Cryotherapy is a procedure that helps numb painful areas as well as provides a cooling relief to the affected soft tissues. Cold temperatures are applied to the painful area to decrease the flow of this fluid into the tissues and slow the release of chemicals that cause pain. Cold decreases feeling in an area by reducing the ability of the nerve endings to conduct impulses.

Cold compresses are used to reduce bleeding and swelling within the injured tissue and is best used within 48 hours of your injury. Cryotherapy should not be used for patients who have the following:

  • Circulation problems

  • Are unconscious

  • Those who cannot feel cold (numbness)

  • Allergies

For those who do qualify, cryotherapy is a great solution for your back spasm and soft tissue injury problems. Cryotherapy is an excellent solution when it comes to reducing swelling and further injury in the early stages of the healing process.

Interested in cryotherapy? Make an appointment with Dr. Kent G. Carlomagno by calling (415) 721-7520. You can also visit www.summitchiro.net to learn more about therapeutic exercises and other services Dr. Carlomagno offers.