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!!
Whiplash & Auto Injury Treatment in Novato, CA
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
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.
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.
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.
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++++
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
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.
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 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.
If you work any physical labor job then you know you always go home with ache and pains! Sometimes three days later you are debilitated and have to crawl or use a can to even reach the bathroom ! Just all in a days work but thanks to DR Desalvo I am able to do my job with limited to NO aches and pains! Thank you greatly for that! He and his staff are marvelous and I true see and feels very confident they will my body going for years to come! I HIGHLY recommend them for a healthier life style! Trust me at 49 &6’2″ tall lets just 250 lbs it is hard to find a person is willing and very experienced to keep these bones and body going ! Lol but DR Desalvo and his staff have done it ! THANK YOU so much!