Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Longevity Tips

Longevity Tips

We all want to feel good even as we age. While aging is inevitable, there are things you can do to slow down how your body reacts to it. At Summit Chiropractic and Longevity Center in San Rafael, CA, our patients receive anti-aging care to keep optimal health as life goes on.

What You Put In is What You Get Out

Good nutrition is vital to keep your body functioning at your peak level. Make sure to include lots of fruits and vegetables in your diet. Depending on who you are, serving quantity changes, but you should be getting up to two cups of fruit in per day and up to three cups of vegetables per day. Antioxidant-rich foods are key for prevention of many health hazards. Also be sure to be getting between nine and thirteen cups of water in per day.

Be Aware

Learning about your body and any health conditions you have will increase your ability to maintain a smooth-running machine. Also be sure to find doctors who will be a partner in your wellness.

Get Moving

Make sure to get your recommended amount of activity in every day. As they say, a body in motion remains in motion.

Be Careful

Take precautions when participating in physical activities. Wear proper protection and allow your body to warm up beforehand and cool down afterward.

To learn more about longevity, schedule an appointment with Summit Chiropractic and Longevity Center in our San Rafael, CA office. To schedule, give us a call at (415) 721-7520 or visit our website, www.summitchiro.net.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

The Three Collisions in an Auto Accident

The Three Collisions in an Auto Accident

In the event of an auto collision, there are actually three collisions that take place. In order to understand what happens to the body in a collision, here at Summit Chiropractic and Longevity Center in San Rafael, CA, we would like our patients to understand how these collisions happen.

A car crash can bring about some major injuries; while some of them are obvious, there are injuries that remain unseen. Helping you understand what happens will help you understand why it is so important to see a chiropractor soon after an accident.

The first collision happens when the car hits the object that is stopping its motion; whether it is another car, a tree, a pole, etc. This is the obvious collision. The damage is able to be seen on the outside of the car.

The second collision happens inside of the vehicle. This happens when a passenger hits the steering wheel, their seatbelt, the dashboard, the windshield, etc. This damage is able to be seen on the inside of the car and usually on the outside of the person’s body.

The third collision happens inside of a person’s body. When the body comes to a stop, the organs and structures inside of the body still move forward until they crash into something else in the body and stop. This could be the heart crashing into the ribcage, the brain crashing into the skull, or the spine jolting forward or backward in the body. There are many scenarios that could take place within the body. This injury may be unseen at first. A common unseen injury is whiplash. Whiplash causes elastic deformity of the soft tissue in the body and sets the stage for future degenerative changes of the spine that if left untreated become permanent and debilitating.

Seeing a chiropractor as soon as possible after an auto collision will ensure any unseen injuries get attention and care. To schedule an appointment with Summit Chiropractic and Longevity Center in San Rafael, call our office at(415) 721-7520 or visit our website, www.summitchiro.net

Saturday, November 14, 2015

How Colder Weather Affects the Body

How Colder Weather Affects the Body

It is no surprise that cold weather can make us uncomfortable. However, did you know that cold weather actually has physical effects on the body that make you more than just chilly? Striving to help our patients live a healthy life, here at Summit Chiropractic and Longevity Center in San Rafael, we want our patients to be aware of these body changes.

During the fall and winter, temperatures drop to a chillier climate. This information will also be fitting for anyone taking ski trips or other trips to colder climates during the holidays. The way the cold weather affects our body is usually not positive.


Illnesses like influenza go around more in the winter due to the drier, colder air. Mucus membranes dry out in the cold weather and make it easier for the flu virus to enter the body. In addition, the virus itself survives longer in colder weather. Cold viruses and Flue breed during  colder weather and Immunity governed thru rest nutrition and stress play roles governing immunity and resistance to sickness.

Aches and Pains

The colder temperatures also cause our muscles and joints to stiffen. Our muscles lose elasticity making them harder to stretch out. Cold air also changes the thickness of our joint fluid, which can be painful for some people.


There are also other hazards to the body like hypothermia and frostbite. This is why it is important to bundle up. Heath hazards include an increase in exercise-induced asthma symptoms, high blood pressure, and cardiovascular problems.

The solution to the problems cold weather may create includes taking extra precautions. Bundle up when you are outside, stretch and warm up muscles before doing any physical activity, and wash your hands frequently. For those with asthma or cardiac issues, avoid doing any strenuous activity outside in the cold weather. This, along with talking with us about longevity and wellness will keep you on the right track! To schedule an appointment at Summit Chiropractic and Longevity Center of San Rafael, CA, call us at (415) 721-7520 or visit our website, www.summitchiro.net

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Chiropractic Care for Arthritis

The word “arthritis” means “joint inflammation” and is often used in reference to rheumatic diseases. Rheumatic diseases include more than 100 conditions, including gout, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and many more. Arthritis medications help suppress the immune system and slow the progression of the disease, but Dr. Kent Carlomagno believes in the alternative holistic approach with chiropractic adjustments and exercises.

Symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis may include painful swelling, inflammation, and stiffness in the fingers, arms, legs, and wrists occurring in the same joints on both sides of the body. Symptoms of osteoarthritis may include joint pain and progressive stiffness that develops gradually. For chronic symptoms or to provide relief from severe episodes of pain from arthritis, manipulation may be recommended. The goal of manipulation is to restore or to enhance joint function. It’s important when receiving chiropractic care to remember that an accurate diagnosis of arthritis is necessary in order to develop a treatment plan.

If you suffer from arthritis, give us a call today. To learn more about the services provided at Summit Chiropractic and Longevity Center, visit www.summitchiro.net for more information. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Kent Carlomagno in San Rafael, CA, call 415-721-7520.