I have to write a review for anyone that might need a pediatric or adult neurologist down the line because I am so incredibly impressed by our visit with Dr. Azzolino in SF, at Azzolino Chiropractic neurology and Integrative Wellness. My son has developmental delays and some muscle weaknesses that have been attributed to neurological abnormalities. We had been to a traditional neurologist at Stanford, only to be told the only option was an MRI.

Seeing this office online, I thought I’d give them a try before doing the MRI next summer. I am soo incredibly impressed at how pro-active Dr. Azzolino is. He gets the whole picture, not just the symptoms. And provided things I can do already to improve my son’s condition, from ipad apps, to spinning, to specific exercises, to testing all from a more functional medicine standpoint.

Mind you we are already doing physical therapy and speech therapy, but I was so impressed with the comprehensiveness of this neurologist compared to the traditional western medicine one. After leaving Stanford, I just kept thinking, there has to be something more I can do to improve my son’s condition, from nutrition to exercises, etc. And boy was I right. Visiting Dr. Azzolino was exactly what I was looking for. A doctor that would look at his symptoms from a medical, nutritional, and functional standpoint.

I highly recommend Dr. Azzolino’s office. Dr. Azzolino definitely pours his heart and soul into his work, and is incredibly knowledgeable. I went to see him due to symptoms we suffered from chemical exposure, and we went to him after looking for answers for many months. When other doctors were not able to help us, he was reassuring and provided immediate treatment as well as exercises we could do at home, and this was the turning point for us in our recovery. I only wish we had gone to him sooner and that we lived closer to his office, as a 2+ hour drive is difficult to do regularly, especially with kids. But, he and his office staff have been awesome to work with – even remotely, quickly responding to emails and phone calls.

Dr. Azzolino and his other staff are very warm and caring and down-to-earth, at the same time Dr. Azzolino is efficiently and accurately doing sophisticated analyses and treatments with cutting edge techniques to do work that almost seem miraculous!

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Hyperbaric Oxygen is an accepted therapeutic practice for the treatment of numerous diseases, physical injuries and dysfunctions. The technology was originally developed by the diving industry and advanced by the military for dealing with the bends or decompression sickness.

“Hyper” is simply an increase, while “baric” refers to pressure. As a procedure or therapy, Hyperbarics is simply the process of increasing the atmospheric pressure around the body.

The higher quantity of oxygen will be dissolved into the circulatory system and body fluids. Oxygen is something the body fundamentally feeds upon. It is necessary for sustaining life and it is required to heal the body.

While subjected to the additional pressure inside a hyperbaric chamber and breathing oxygen, it is the amount of oxygen carried by the plasma that increases – not the amount of oxygen carried by the red blood cells. The basic result of this effect is that oxygen is delivered further and deeper into the tissues and cells. Damaged tissues and cells that are deprived of oxygen due to a trauma can then receive the oxygen required for healing.

A hyperbaric chamber is capable of providing enough oxygen to supply the body’s demand, even in the absence of red blood cells. In essence, Hyperbaric Oxygen can keep a person alive in the absence of blood. This has been a known, approved and accepted fact since the 1950s.

Hyperbaric Oxygen is a very low risk, non-invasive and humanitarian therapy that significantly increases the oxygen content in the body.

The question remain, Is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy approved? Read about this on our blog