DeSalvo Chiropractic Reviews
Douglas DeSalvo DC, BCIN, DAAMLP

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This is Paul.  Paul came to my office with complaints of chronic lower back pain.  The pain was so bad he could not work as a medical assistant. He was diagnosed with disc degeneration and disc herniation.  Paul was treated with spinal decompression, the Zone method, cold laser and gentle chiropractic spinal adjustments.  Paul is thrilled now that he can return to work!  

This is Irene.  Irene came to my office with a complaint of chronic severe neck pain and stiffness.  She was frustrated because she could not read or sew…her most favorite things to do.  She was diagnosed with cervical subluxation/misalignment and osteoarthritis.  Irene was treated with the Zone method, instrument based adjustments and Dr. DeSalvo’s specialized form of massage therapy called Pain Neutralization Technique.  She is now pain free and able to read and sew!

This is Mario.  Mario had been in pain for 12 years!  He had a herniated disc.  He pushed through a lot of pain working as a painter and always had to ask for help.  Mario was treated with the Zone Method, spinal decompression and cold laser therapy.  He is happy now that he is out of pain and regained his ability to lift 32-40 foot ladders on his own!

“Dr. Doug is a great chiropractor, he listens to you, does gentle painless adjustment. He is innovative in his approach to make sure that you get the best results possible. I’ve been to many chiropractors over the years and I’m very happy with Doug’s care.”

-Shiroko Sokitch MD, Heart to Heart Medical Center, Novato, CA

USA Judo Black belt with Severe Neck Pain

“I had severe neck pain, and after several sessions with Dr. DeSalvo, I can say with total confidence that my pain is 100% gone. I believe he is very competent in his field, and I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone.”

-David Matsumoto, Director of Training, USA Judo

I got my life back after living with lower back pain for 25 years with Spinal Decompression!

“My name is Jeanette. I have been living with lower back pain for over 25 years. There wasn’t any relief after having surgery and shots and living on pain pills everyday. Finally, my husband insisted that I see Dr. DeSalvo to see if spinal decompression therapy would help. My husband had been seeing Dr. DeSalvo for his lower back and neck pain and was also able to get pain free. The first thing Dr. DeSalvo did was a complete exam including x-rays and then he explained what was going on with my back in simple terms so I could understand. Dr. DeSalvo was sure that spinal decompression would help me. Not only did it help, but I can honestly say that I no longer take any pain medication. I am now able to work every day without lower back pain. I am also going to Pilates twice a week and enjoying it. Thanks to Dr. DeSalvo I am now enjoying my life. I would and do highly recommend him to anyone that has been living with back pain.”


My Chronic Neck Pain, Headaches and Lower Back Pain are Gone!

“I came to Dr DeSalvo’s with a complaint of chronic headaches, lower back, mid back pain, neck pain and shoulder pain. I Jannyhad pain since I was age 10, so 15 years. I was evaluated by a medical back specialist and a few different chiropractors. They told me that I had a short leg and scoliosis. However, I was only able to achieve temporary relief and I could never get rid of my pain. A friend referred me to Dr. DeSalvo. I was skeptical because I had been to other chiropractors without significant benefit. But, since a friend spoke so highly of Dr. DeSalvo, I decided to give him a try. I was evaluated and started treatment in January of 2010. The treatment consisted of Dr. DeSalvo’s system of care consisting of manual chiropractic care, muscle work, exercise, nutrition with omega 3’s and the head weight training. The results are that I have no more headaches! No more shooting pain or sharp pain up my back and I can sit and stand for a long time. I can now walk without hip pain as well.
I am very thankful!

-Janny M


Ruptured Disc

“Approximately 12 years ago, I ruptured a disc at L4/L5 and had a discectomy performed. Over the last twelve years I’ve felt a large amount of scar tissue around my surgical incision. This tissue felt very tight and sore to the touch. Additionally, I had an MRI and was told I have severe degenerative disc disease and several bulging discs. About 5 months ago I started experiencing thigh pain and a burning sensation down my right leg. My lower back has felt very tight and somewhat sore for years. In early December I started receiving back decompression treatments. Small, but noticeable improvements started within the first week of treatment. These improvements continued throughout the entire 8 week program. I attribute this treatment r egime to the following:

  • Lower back tightness and soreness-98% improved.
  • Tightness from mass of scar tissue completely eliminated.
  • Leg pain and burning sensation-95% eliminated.

Yesterday, I had an aggressive 5 mile (2 hour) hike over very hilly terrain. When I awoke this morning, my back and leg felt better than they felt in over 6 months. I haven’t been able to walk over this terrain and experience no pain in ov er 6 months. I can’t wait to resume golf, biking and more hiking!”

-J. Richter


Ruptured Disc and Sever Disc Degeneration Causing Back and Leg Pain

“My name is Kelly C. I came to Back in Motion Spinal Decompression Center to treat my back and leg pain. I found out that I had a lumbar disc herniation causing the sciatica. I decided to try the DRX9000 Spinal Decompression program. Before the treatment my pain levels were severe and I could not walk, sleep in my bed and it was very difficult to do simple tasks like putting my clothes on. In addition, I had a severe tilt of my body to the right. I have completed the treatment and I am relatively pain free, I have full function and no longer have sciatica. It is nice to be able to do the things you take for granted.”

-Kelly C.

Dear Dr. Doug,

“I would like to thank you for the help you have given me. AFter suffeing with my back, off and on, for a number of years it is nice to be able to move and train for the triathalons that I compete in. Actuall I wasn’t able to train before I started coming to your office. Coaching swimmers at the University of California, Berkeley, we are always looking for always to increase performance. With my understanding of the help that I have received personally, I understand why so many athletes use chiropractic help in their respective sports. Thanks again.”

-Kim Musch, Assistant Coach/UC Berkeley Mens Swimming 1989

Auto Accident

“I recently came to see Dr. DeSalvo for an injury caused by an auto accident. About five years ago I fell at work and injured my neck. I found out I had a herniated disc in my neck and this caused pain to radiate down my arm and into my hand. The recent car accident aggravated my neck pain and arm pain. Dr DeSalvo treated me with the Myokinesthetic System and my neck pain and arm pain is now 80% better after only 10 sessions. “I am very thankful for finding Dr. DeSalvo; he has made my life so much better. I can now move my neck, and bend over without any trouble. I am stronger, more flexible and work is easier. I sleep better and my husband has noticed that I am much happier.”

-Shelly K.

Sleepless Nights

“Before I was a patient of Dr DeSalvo, I was in an accident some years ago and so as a result had surgery on my right femur. I never received physical therapy and walked with my right foot severely pointing to the right. Now after over 10 years my lower back started giving me sleepless nights of pain and it hurt to stand, sit, even lie down in certain positions. I came to Dr DeSalvo and he immediately assessed what was wrong, started the Myokinesthetic program and I immediately felt relief! I sang his praises to every body I knew who I thought could benefit and he received 2 referrals including my mom! I had treatment for 4 weeks and now I can sit and stand for long periods, sleep soundly, and my foot is actually starting to point straight even when the Doctors informed me that I may never walk straight! I feel like I’m walking on air when I leave his office. Thanks Dr DeSalvo!”


85 Year Old with Lower Back Pain

“I became a patient of Dr. DeSalvo’s in February of 2006. I have had chronic moderate lower back pain for 15 years. I have gone to physical therapists, chiropractors and acupuncturists over the last 15 years with minimal relief. Dr. DeSalvo treated me with the Myokinesthetic System. I noticed substantial immediate relief after the first session. My pain is nearly gone now after only 6 sessions. This is nothing short of a miracle!”

-Jack P.

Reviews from Google, Yelp & Facebook…

Dr. DeSalvo is amazing as my husband had severe back pain and he helped him relieve his pain. It eventually resulted in surgery but Dr. DeSalvo helped my husband with relief of sever back pain from an injury. I also had neck pain and Dr. DeSalvo helped me with my neck pain and how to alleviate pain in the future. He is amazing and also knows the spine and neck so helps alleviate pain and also stretching and ways to help alleviate severe pain. He listens and is so aware of his patients and takes his time to help his patients. My husband and I would also like to say the office staff both Lynn and others on staff are wonderful so welcoming into the office. As well when I have called the office with changes or needing to see the Doctor Lynn does her best to accommodate the patients needs and always finds a way to fit you in on a very busy schedule.


Wendy J.


Dr. DeSalvo is one of the most awesome human beings I have had the privilege of meeting and working with. I love his take on life and the fact that he has such concern for the well being of people. I love that he is such an awesome dad and he is committed to doing his part and making life around him better. Thank you for all you do and I so look forward to how your impact in your community as you launch your Weight Loss program and the success it offers. Cheers. I highly recommend this Clinic if you are the type of person that wants to get to the root of your health issues and be around people to get you to your best.

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Eric B.


Dr. DeSalvo is amazing! I see him for regular tune ups for old injuries. He keeps me moving and I’m so grateful. I’d be a mess without his expertise and care. His staff is kind, responsive and cheerful. I always leave feeling lighter and back to my normal self. I can’t recommend Dr. DeSalvo enough!!

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Gillian L.


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!

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Michael M.


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.


Katherine M.


I have had a chronic knot in my back for over 10 years. Every time we would go on a trip it would go into spasm! I started coming to Doug in February of this year. We went on a 15 day cruise in April and it was the first time in all these years that i did not have a problem! I am now coming in for occassional tune ups. I can’t say thank you enough.

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Patti P.


I have been suffering with back pain for almost 3 years from a fall! I’ve seen two back doctors, two orthopedist for my hip and numerous physical therapist! Also 3 cortisone shots!  Finally decided to try Doug for chiropractic! Well I’m sorry I waited so long! He has done wonders for me! I feel about 75% better! And I can sleep at night without waking up in pain! I am so happy I found Doug!  Highly recommend him! He’s awesome! Thanks Doug!


Tina S.


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.

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Holly W.


The only reason I went here in the first place was to pick up my mom from her appointment for her shoulder. I walked in with this goofy limp (I fell out of a tree in college and when I over do it in a workout I look like Igor) and they asked if I wanted to give it a try. He popped everything back into place and I started going regularly. After visiting DeSalvo I have no back pain, no knee pain, and my migraines reduced significantly. 10/10 would recommend.


Hannah P.


DeSalvo Chiropractic can and will help you.

I have struggled with neck, back, hip, and head aches since I was a young teen due to a spinal injury that healed improperly. I developed bad habits such as cracking my neck, back, sternum, and hips this way and that way in order to try and relieve the tension from my spine. Last year something changed for the worse. After popping my neck, sharp pains would shoot down my spine and into my leg with a migraine soon to follow, but I would get dull pain and headaches if I didn’t pop my neck, so relief seemed unattainable.

A few months ago, I ran across my deck, and my lower back pinched, my hip popped, and my right leg tightened bringing me to my knees. This became more frequent until it was too painful to walk, drive, sit down, or fall asleep. I became a frigid and angry person at a much too young age and I found myself desperate for help in Doug DeSalvo’s office.

I was hesitant at first- a non-believer- but after my first adjustment, I learned the truth behind the science and healing power of spinal care, and that our spines are the core component to a functioning nervous system. All those years I thought I was adjusting my neck for myself, but instead I increased the tension throughout my whole body by taking the curve out of my neck!

Doug knows what he is doing, and he doesn’t leave you out of the loop while he’s doing it. Over the course of the past two months, he has adjusted, educated, and freed me from my pain. My headaches left after only one adjustment and the tension and sharp pain in my neck, back, and hips have been diminishing every day since. I am now sleeping through the night.

I highly recommend DeSalvo Chiropractic if you have headaches, back pain, neck pain, trouble sleeping, depression, or like me, just completely out of whack. Doug DeSalvo will help you get it back.


Sophia C.


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