I found Dr. Azzolino on Yelp just a few weeks ago. Out of the blue, I was in a lot of pain and not able to move without back spasms. I’ve seen him about 2-3 times a week over the past few weeks for adjustments and treatments now. My condition has improved immensely since seeing him. I find Dr. Azzolino to be very professional and personable. His staff if friendly and helpful too.

I’ve had some mixed experiences in the past with various chiropractors so I will admit I was a bit leery coming in to see him the first time without any personal referrals. During my first visit to Dr. Azzolino I was very concerned about my condition as I consider myself to be too young to be in the pain I was in. He was very thorough with getting to know my needs and condition as well as took X-rays that he was able to go over with me in the same visit. His cost was surprisingly reasonable for the X-rays compared to other chiropractors I had seen before. He did a good job of explaining what was going on and also calming me down. I was actually impressed by his facilities and all the services he offers. Some other chiropractors I have seen in the past, seem to be limited in what treatments they have available at their facilities.

Dr. Azzolino seems to be extensively knowledgeable about the body, how it works, and how it affects the mind. I definitely prefer doctors that integrate other schools of thought besides what they are formally taught. I think it helps to cure/correct whatever your issue is if you have a doctor that looks at the whole picture especially when it comes to physical pain as there are many possible causes that may not even be physical. Dr. Azzolino keeps up to date on relevant research and information. I appreciate him sharing suggestions to further educate me on how to take better care of my body.

Unfortunately my insurance does not cover my visits, and even though most chiropractic care is pricey, Dr. Azzolino has proven to be worth the investment in my physical well being today, and hopefully long term as well. I definitely recommend his practice if you are searching for a chiropractor in the area . 🙂

I’ve been going to Azzolino Chiropractic on and off for a couple of years, mostly for sports-related issues and I can confidently say they’ve helped me enormously. When I started going I was training for a half-marathon and having some knee pain. I was doing a charity event so I stuck it out and finished my event. Since then I’ve continued to work with

Dr. A, my knee pain is gone, I’ve lost over 35 pounds and proudly completed not one but two full marathons in 2008. I could not have accomplished this without the care and support of Dr. Azzolino and his excellent team. He truly cares about the whole person, not just the sum of symptoms you present. I credit him with helping me feel the best I have in years… Highly recommend to anyone who’s living with pain or limited movement.

Posture and your Brain

People often equate poor posture with being lazy or overweight, but posture is truly a non-conscious event. The posture of an infant is poor due to undeveloped parts of the brain that control the postural muscles. As a child matures, his brain receives a continual bombardment of
sensory stimuli from his joints and muscles, eyes, and ears. These stimuli lead to development of the cerebellum and parts of the brain that govern postural control. As we witness the decline in brain function throughout life, we witness a generalized decrease in postural tone.

The cerebellum, a small part of our lower brain in the back of the head, plays a vital role in coordinating muscles, controlling many reflexes, and keeping us erect in the earth’s gravitational field. Recent research demonstrates that the cerebellum’s contribution to control of all brain
functions — especially cognition and behavior — may be just as great as its control over motor The cerebellum receives a great portion of its input from the receptors embedded in the joints and muscles. Although humans are not constantly moving, there is a continuous amount of
stimulation to the cerebellum from the mechanoreceptors in the joints and muscles, due to the constant load on these structures as a result of gravity. Gravity is thus responsible for providing a source of constant stimuli to our brains.

If the joints and muscles of the body, especially the spinal joints (which receive the majority of the force in the upright posture of humans), are moving correctly, then there is an optimum amount of mechanoreceptor stimulation to the cerebellum and brain, resulting in a appropriate control of the postural muscles. The postural muscles then have increased endurance, allowing them to hold an individual upright for long periods of time.

If an individual has altered biomechanics/movement of a joint, then he may have a decreased amount of mechanoreceptor stimulation to the brain and, in turn, have decreased stimulation to the postural muscles. This could in result in and decreased efficiency of these muscles, leading to

The question often arises: What is the best way to improve or maintain postural integrity?

Although exercise of the back muscles is extremely important in this process, many of these back muscles are non-consciously, reflexogenically controlled by the cerebellum; therefore, exercise has a minimal effect. The deepest muscles throughout the spine (together called the intrinsic layer) extend from one vertebra to the next, making them completely dependent on joint motion and reflexive control from the cerebellum. Therefore, maintaining appropriate joint motion (which chiropractors are trained to analyze and treat) is necessary for correct posture.

As a chiropractic neurologist, Dr. Azzolino and his staff have the ability to assess not only joint motion and function, but also the function of the areas of the central nervous system. They are trained to prescribe specific treatments and exercises to maximize function, leading to optimum postural control.

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Sergio F. Azzolino

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Sergio F. Azzolino

Dr. Sergio F. Azzolino is an internationally renowned clinician who has been serving his profession and patients from around the world since 1995. In 2012…