Dr. Scott Haldeman, MD, PhD, DC, Santa Ana, CA, 92705

801 North Tustin Avenue

Suite 202

Santa Ana, CA 92705

United States

Dr. Scott Haldeman is a board certified Neurologist in active clinical practice in Santa Ana, California. He currently is a distinguished Professor at the University of California, the Chairman of the Research Council for the World Federation of Chiropractic and the Founder/President of World Spine Care.

Scott Haldeman DC, MD, PhD, FRCP(C), FCCS(C), FAAN sits on the editorial boards of eight journals. He has published over 200 articles or book chapters and over 70 scientific abstracts, and has authored or edited 8 text books. He served on the US department of Health AHCPR Clinical Guidelines Committee on Acute Low Back Problems in Adults as well as 4 other Clinical Guidelines Committees. He presided over The Bone and Joint Decade 2000 to 2010 Task Force on Neck Pain and Its Associated Disorders. He was awarded the David Selby Award by the North American Spine Society, the Patenge Distinguished Lecturer Award from Michigan State University, The Lincoln Research Award, an honorary Doctor of Humanities degree from the Southern California University of Health Sciences and an honorary Doctor of Science degree from the Western States Chiropractic College.

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Type of Spine Care Professional

  • Neurologist

Areas of Expertise


  • Back Pain
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Degenerative Spinal Conditions
  • Headache / Migraine
  • Migraine headaches
  • Neck Disorders
  • Neck Pain
  • Spine Conditions


  • Electrodiagnosis
  • Medications for Pain and Related Health Issues
  • Non-Surgical Treatment and Diagnosis


  • Board Certified, American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry

Professional Distinctions

  • Founder and President, World Spine Care
  • Chairman, The Research Council of the World Federation of Chiropractic
  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Clinical Professor, Department of Neurology, University of California, Irvine
  • Visiting Professor, Southern California University of Health Sciences
  • Visiting Professor, Shanghai University of TCM
  • Appointed International Ambassador, the Decade of the Bone and Joint
  • Fellow, Royal College of Physicians of Canada
  • Fellow, American Academy of Neurology
  • Diplomat, American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  • Diplomat, American Board of Electroencephalography and Neurophysiology
  • Diplomat, American Board of Clinical Physiology

Professional Affiliations

  • North American Spine Society
  • International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine
  • American Academy of Neurology
  • Royal College of Physicians of Canada
  • World Federation of Chiropractic
  • World Spine Care