Whiplash & Auto Injury Treatment in Novato, CA
Douglas DeSalvo DC, BCIN, DAAMLP: DeSalvo Chiropractic
Get the care needed immediately after an accident to alleviate pain:
Getting the body back on track after a car accident can be tedious and frustrating. Immediately after an accident, due to adrenaline and other stressors, the body may not be able to feel the full extent of some internal injuries with the spine, i.e. whiplash, tissue damaging or a bulging disc, until a few hours later. It is important to seek treatment right away with Douglas DeSalvo, DC at DeSalvo Chiropractic.
Chiropractic care can help with the following conditions after an accident:
- Neck pain or lower back pain
- Tinging, numbness or pain in the limbs
- Loss of range of motion
- Dizziness, headaches or blurred vision
- Trouble walking
Douglas DeSalvo, DC is a DynaROM certified/spinal ligament injury specialist and treats hundreds of patients each year who have suffered injuries sustained from an automobile accident. In addition to chiropractic adjustments, our facility has many treatment options to restore a patients health which include spinal decompression, cold laser therapy, physiotherapy, digital x-rays and more!
As a DynaROM Motion sEMG certified technologist. Douglas DeSalvo, DC is trained to use MyoVision’s DynaROM which simultaneously measures muscle activity and Range of Motion to prove muscle guarding, which occurs as a result of injuries sustained in automobile collisions. This patented device allows us to objectively document a patient’s response to the injury and treatment. Using the DynaROM removes the opinion from the argument. It should be used in all auto injury crash injuries.
Chiropractic care and other modalities aid in healing the body faster after an accident by balancing the nervous system:
Because the effects of whiplash are often delayed, receiving a full spinal analysis and posture screening after an accident is extremely important. It serves as the initial step to formulating a treatment program. Whether it is neck pain, soreness or burning soft tissue pain, chiropractic care can the body back to how it used to post-accident. Douglas DeSalvo, DC will work with you to find an effective course of action.
Douglas DeSalvo, DC has achieved post-doctoral credentials in the following trauma related fields:
- Spinal MRI Interpretation
- Whiplash Associated Disorders
- Triaging the Trauma Patient
- Concussion and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
- Impairment Rating
- DynaROM Technologist and Interpretation
Douglas DeSalvo, DC has also obtained post graduate credit in:
- Spinal Biomechanical Engineering and
- Automobile Crash Reconstruction and Crash Dynamics
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.
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++++
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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!