Our mission at Novato Disc Center is to help each patient achieve optimum wellness and freedom in health through proper care.

Dr. Douglas DeSalvo, DC, BCN

Novato CA Back Doctor Douglas DeSalvoAt Novato Disc Center, we specialize in the treatment of acute and chronic disc disorders of the lower back and neck with or without radiating pain. Our goal is to help you get your life back.

Our clinic director, Douglas DeSalvo, DC, BCN has over 36 years of experience graduating from Palmer College of Chiropractic-West in 1986 with academic honors.

Novato Disc Center is affiliated with DeSalvo Chiropractic, Spine & Injury Center and Relief Now Lasers in Novato. Dr. DeSalvo is also the former clinic director of two medically integrated clinics, Northbay Spine & Neuropathy from 2020 through 2023 and Alliance Integrated Medical Center from 2001 through 2004.

Dr. DeSalvo is credentialed by the state of California with an 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 also credentialed through the University of Buffalo School of Medicine to give CE (Continuing Education) credit to medical doctors and nurses. He 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.

He is also Certified as a Zone Technique practitioner, he has extensive experience in caring for spinal spinal-related issues by treating over 10,000 patients since 1987.

Douglas DeSalvo, DC is certified by the New York State Department of Education, Board of Chiropractic, postdoctoral education in MRI spine interpretation and credentials in personal injury trauma.

He is certified as a California Chiropractic Association Independent Disability Examiner.

Additional certifications:

  • Certified Acute Homeopath and Industrial Safety Consultant. Board Certified by the American Chiropractic Council of Infrared Imaging.
  • Board Certified in Neuropathy (BCN) from the American College of Physical Medicine
  • 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 automobile crash trauma.
  • Diplomate of the American Academy of Medical Legal Professionals.
  • Former state appointed Qualified Medical Evaluator: 1994-2004


  • California Chiropractic Association
  • Disc Centers of America
  • International Neuropathy Association
  • U.S. National Board Certification
  • Academy of Chiropractic

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