Several years ago I suffered a spinal compression fracture that resulted in permanent damage to my T12 vertebrae. I have been plauged with constant back pain for decades. Through the years I have seen literally dozens of specialist who have not been able to provide more than slight if any relief from discomfort.
One day I was in so much pain I could barely walk and thought I would try a chiropractor. I began a search for the chiropractors with best training and user ratings in the bay area. I found that Dr. De Salvo was rated tops so I made an appointment and due to my acute situation he saw me right away. After the initial assessment he began his treatment. I could tell immediately he knew what he was doing. It was obvious he had how I can only describe as “very intelligent hands.” At completion of the treatment I could stand straight and was a bit sore but the pain was almost completely gone.
I have been seeing Doctor Doug now a couple of times a month now for almost three years and am happy to report I am mostly pain free. I recommend him without reservation.
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.