Dr. Don Duff

Dr. Don Duff

Dr. Don Duff

Doctor of Chiropractic
Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

Dr. Don Duff has more than 35 years of healthcare experience. He began his spinal health career in private practice as a chiropractor in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in 1990. While working extensively with orthopedic spine surgeons, Dr. Duff utilized his expertise in conservative spine management to provide appropriate alternatives to surgery when indicated. He also developed postoperative rehabilitation protocols to help patients manage their surgical recoveries and optimize outcomes.

Dr. Duff graduated in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Southern Adventist University, then completed his Doctor of Chiropractic training at Life University. He later completed graduate training at Southern Adventist, earning the Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) credential. Dr. Duff currently has a dual practice as part of a group of spine care associates in Tennessee, and at NovoClinic in the Cayman Islands.

An advocate of a multidisciplinary approach to spinal care, Dr. Duff frequently presents at academic meetings and teaches across a variety of specialties, including co-development of a 12-hour CME course on the continuum of care for spinal health.

Education

Master of Science in Nursing

Certified Family Nurse Practitioner
Southern Adventist University
Collegedale, TN

Doctor of Chiropractic

Life University
Marietta, GA

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Southern Adventist University
Collegedale, TN

Active Professional Distinctions

  • American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)
  • American Chiropractic Association (ACA)
  • Tennessee Chiropractic Association (TCA)
  • Hamilton County Chiropractic Association

Articles by Dr. Don Duff

Back Surgery In Your 40s: Total Disc Replacement, Fusion, & BalancedBack®

Back Surgery In Your 40s: Total Disc Replacement, Fusion, & BalancedBack®

Have you been told you need surgery to address your back pain? If you’re in your 40s, here’s what you need to know before making a decision.

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Herniated Disc Symptoms Explained Simply

Herniated Disc Symptoms Explained Simply

Think your pain is being caused by a herniated disc? Here’s a full list of herniated disc symptoms to help root out the source.

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Are There Permanent Restrictions After A Spinal Fusion?

Are There Permanent Restrictions After A Spinal Fusion?

Wondering if there are permanent restrictions after spinal fusion, or if you’ll be able to resume your usual activities? Find out here.

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3 Strengthening Exercises For Flat Back Syndrome

3 Strengthening Exercises For Flat Back Syndrome

Try these exercises in tandem to help offset the muscle deficiencies caused by flat back syndrome.

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Exercises To Avoid For A Herniated, Bulging, Or Slipped Disc

Exercises To Avoid For A Herniated, Bulging, Or Slipped Disc

If you’re experiencing back pain due to disc-related problems, avoid these exercises, which could be detrimental to your condition.

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Safe Exercises For A Bulging Disc

Safe Exercises For A Bulging Disc

If you have a bulging disc, these exercises will help you safely manage the pain.

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