Meet the Doctor
About Dr. Tomanelli
Douglas C. Tomanelli, D.C. has been involved with sports all his life and is very familiar with many types of sprain/strain injuries. He studied Biology at Suffolk College in Long Island, New York. He furthered his studies at Life University in Marietta, Georgia where he attained his Doctorate of Chiropractic. He has attended many postgraduate studies on Whiplash injuries, Rehabilitation and other treatments.
  • A.S. Biology / Long Island, N.Y. / 1994
  • Doctorate of Chiropractic, Marietta, Georgia / 1998

Post Graduate Studies:

  • Acceleration/Deceleration Injuries
  • Rehabilitation of the spine
  • New Era in Whiplash and spinal Trauma, Part 1 & 2
  • Spinal Pain Syndromes: Diagnosis, Documentation, and Treatment
  • Neuronal Conduction Testing
  • Whiplash Case Management
  • Evaluation of Permanent Impairment of Musculoskeletal and Neurological Systems
*Licensed to practice Chiropractic in Tennessee
Community Involvement & Experience
Community Involvement:
  • Member of the Hixson Chamber of Commerce for 4 years
  • Member of the Better Business Bureau for 3 years
  • Member of the International Chiropractic Association for 10 years
  • Member of Business Networking International for 6 years and served as President, and Vice president.
  • Certified in Whiplash Injuries with the San Diego Spine Research Institute
  • For 9 years taught Wellness classes every week in my office for the community.
  • Instructs medical doctors with power point presentations about soft tissue injuries, treatment standards, and proper documentation regarding the mechanics of injury for motor vehicle accidents.
  • For 9 years taught in the community about wellness and nutrition throughout the Chattanooga area.
  • Sat on the National Republican Congressional Committee as a physicians advisory board for 4 years.
  • Awarded Physician of the year in 2005 by the National Republic Congressional Committee.
  • Taught and instructed children for 7 years in the Martial Arts
  • Taught and instructed children in Gymnastics for 4 years.
  • Lead a group of 25 children in summer day camp every summer I was in undergraduate College.


  • September, 1994 - March, 1998 Life Chiropractic University Outpatient X-Ray Department / X-Ray Technologist
  • March, 1998 - August 1998 Dalton Clinic of Chiropractic / Chiropractic Physician, associate
  • September, 1998 - February, 1999 Tri-state Clinic of Chiropractic / Chiropractic Physician, associate
  • June, 1999 - May, 2000 Rivermont Chiropractic Clinic / Chiropractic Physician, Independent contractor
  • June, 2000 - Present The Hixson Spine Center of Chattanooga, Inc. / Chiropractic Physician, Owner