Douglas DeSalvo DC, BCIN, DAAMLP
Douglas DeSalvo, DC is the clinic director of DeSalvo Chiropractic, Inc. Established in 1987. A center for family care, spine care, extremity injuries, neuropathy, disc treatment and knee pathology. Dr. DeSalvo DC is Board Certified in Neuropathy from the American College of Physical Medicine, an integrated board with medical and complimentary providers. Dr. DeSalvo DC is certified in Automobile Crash Injuries and Brain Injury Traumatology from the Spine Research Institute of San Diego. This group recognizes their doctors as elite practitioners in the field of auto crash traumatology. He is also a Diplomate of the American Academy of Medical Legal Professionals.
Douglas DeSalvo, DC graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic-West in 1986 in the top 5 percent of his class with academic honors. The chiropractic curriculum included all the basic medical sciences and advanced sciences with major emphasis on anatomy, biomechanics, human physiology, X-ray, diagnosis, chiropractic adjusting techniques, and physiotherapy.
Credentialed by the state of California with a X-ray operating permit to provide radiology services on-site. He has extensive post graduate education in radiology and MRI interpretation. In addition, Dr. DeSalvo has medical and chiropractic radiologists on his team to provide the best in diagnostic imaging interpretation.
Douglas DeSalvo, DC is credentialed through the University of Buffalo School of Medicine to give CE (Continuing Education) credit to medical doctors and nurses. Douglas DeSalvo, DC has been recognized by the Academy of Chiropractic as a clinician of excellence and has been awarded the Certificate of Merit by the New York Chiropractic College.
Douglas DeSalvo, DC was awarded “Sonoma’s Best Chiropractor” by Sonoma Magazine readers in 2018 and “Best Chiropractor in Marin County 2015” by readers of Bohemian Magazine and featured in other publications as a highly regarded chiropractic physician.
Certified as a Zone Technique practitioner, he has extensive experience in caring for spinal related issues by treating over 10,000 patients since 1987. This accompanied with his comprehensive post-doctoral education allows Douglas DeSalvo, DC to treat both the simple and complicated cases. Your treatment may also involve advise on healthy nutrition and weight management.
Douglas DeSalvo, DC is certified by the New York State of Department of Education, Board of Chiropractic, by having attained postdoctoral education in MRI spine interpretation and credentials in the personal injury trauma field. He is certified as a California Chiropractic Association Independent Disability Examiner. Additional certifications: Certified Acute Homeopath, Industrial Safety Consultant, and a GMP Fitness Certified Golf Conditioning Specialist.
Douglas DeSalvo, DC is Board Certified by the American Chiropractic Council of Infrared Imaging where he completed a post graduate 100 hour program in the specialty of diagnosis with High Resolution Infrared Imaging.
California Chiropractic Association, Academy of Chiropractic, American Academy of Medical Legal Professionals.
After a brief association with a doctor in Kentfield, he opened his first practice in El Cerrito in 1987 and worked there through January of 2007. This became a multi-doctor facility which also provided medical services for occupational injuries.
Douglas DeSalvo, DC was invited to be on staff at AmHealth Occupational Medical Clinic in Richmond where he provided chiropractic services from 1994 to 1996. He also operated a satellite clinic in San Rafael that specialized in non-surgical spinal decompression for disc problems from 1999 to 2001. Douglas DeSalvo, DC transitioned his practice closer to home in Novato, in 2006.
“Most of our patients are referred to our clinic by satisfied patients. However, we are very effective with patients who have other concerns, smiles Douglas DeSalvo, DC. “I never forget that patients might have concerns and apprehension since it was their first visit to a chiropractor. We make it a point to explain everything in advance, answer questions and to make sure the patient is comfortable with our office and procedures. Patients appreciate that.” “Patients often suffer unnecessarily from chronic or acute back pain and are seeking alternatives to traditional back surgery as they are convinced there is a better way that eliminates the substantial risk, cost, and recuperation it requires. They are often have concerns about a chiropractors ability to address their pain. They feel they won’t get results fast enough or at all or they’ll be just another number in a “one-size-fits-all” treatment program. In working with our office and advanced methods, most patients are finally relieved from their pain and faster than from other chiropractors or back surgery.”
Douglas DeSalvo, DC has been married to his wife Angela for 31 years and has 2 children, Alanna and Maria. Douglas DeSalvo, DC and his family have a strong spiritual foundation. He believes in daily exercise, eating right, practicing moderation, whole foods and vitamin supplementation. His hobbies are tennis, soapstone carving, travel and learning new things.
Douglas DeSalvo, DC believes in exhausting natural methods to health challenges using the benefits of chiropractic and exercise. Short term care and rehabilitation type care plans are recommended. The patient then decides what is best for them.
“Back to Optimal Health”
A guide to optimal health and wellness, written by DeSalvo Chiropractic’s own Douglas DeSalvo, DC.
Dr. DeSalvo and his staff are the best at what they do. I have been going there for years whenever I need an adjustment or ongoing treatment for various ailments. Dr. DeSalvo’s approach is second to none. He has an amazing ability to pinpoint injuries and prescribe the proper treatment and strength exercises to get his patients back to a place of comfort and alignment. His staff is always so friendly and accommodating, and they have been able to get me in on a number of occasions on very short notice. I feel very fortunate to have been referred to DeSalvo Chiropractic, and happily refer them to anyone that is in need of chiropractic services. They are the BEST!
When I first walked into De Salvo Chiropractic as a new patient a few weeks ago my back was locked up tight with severe pain. Through the attentive care of Doug De Salvo and his great staff I am able to now stand up taller and have a wider range of motion. I have been to several chiros over the years and find his technique aims more toward finesse and accuracy which has not only helped my back but my overall physical and mental health.
I have had ongoing lower back issues and had been going to an old school chiropractor that wasn’t helping but hurting me further. I reached out to Dr DeSalvo and found him to be kind, accommodating and a great chiropractor. His office has all the newest equipment and his staff is friendly and efficient. You won’t be disappointed Our whole family now uses him
If you are searching for the best in the business, look no more. Dr. DeSalvo and his staff are just that…the best. Professional service and personable customer service are usually impossible to find, but they do exist here! Dr. DeSalvo was able to diagnose, treat, and prescribe the exact exercises and adjustments I’d been needing for years. His staff helped me stay organized with all of my appointments and always treated me with A+ respect and warmth. This place is top notch through and through!
Each time I go to see Dr. DeSalvo, I learn more and more about the body…I appreciate the way both he and Annie take the time to explain things to me…what it is and why it works. I feel very fortunate to be a patient here at this very professional and well run center. I am really looking forward to greater mobility and less lower back pain…and I know I am in the best of hands!
Been seeing Dr DeSalvo for many years. He has helped me with hip, neck and now lower back pain. I highly recommend him for all your chiropractic needs.
I went to Dr. DeSalvo with horrible neck pain, my symptoms were constant headaches from the pain in my neck, and during sleep I didn’t want to move because it hurt so much. After X-rays, it revealed that I have a degenerative disc in my neck. After two weeks visiting Dr. DeSalvo my headaches were gone and I was sleeping great. I still continue to see him as my issue is a work in progress. I would highly recommend anyone who has back or neck pain to Dr. DeSalvo. I fully trust him and his staff.
What can I say? Like Tony The Tigher “There Grrreat! Doctor DeSalvo is awsome and very attentive to your needs. Lynn and Chanelle do a great job and always put a smile on my face. All in all a great office. Give them a shot, I’m sure your like them!
My vehicle was rear ended in 2013. I suffered from whiplash. I’ll never forget the day that my neck was loose enough for an adjustment by Dr. DeSalvo. So much pressure and pain was released with one swift movement. To loosen it up enough, I had a few visits prior which consisted of an exam, massage, use of an electrothingy that hurts so good. I came back again this month because I tweaked my neck moving stuff. In two visits, I’m as good as new. Dr. DeSalvo is amazing. Reasonably priced and his front office staff (Lynn) rocks. I texted her on a Sunday asking her appointment availability and she got me in first thing Monday morning. A++++