What is a Spine Doctor

Dr. Casey Bearden, DC is considered a spine doctor, also referred to as a spinal specialist. He treats all conditions of the back and neck including lower back pain. There are many other types of specialists that focus on spinal injuries and related issues. Examples include physical therapists, neurosurgeons, oncologists, radiologists, occupational therapists, pain management physicians, physiatrists, nurse practitioners, massage therapists, orthopedic surgeons, neurologists and rheumatologists. These physicians or practitioners should be selected based on the type of condition. Each practitioner has a different skill set and specializes on certain health issues. Sometimes it makes sense to utilize a combination of doctors to best address your issue. In the event a surgeon is required, Action Spine & Joint has a list of the best spinal surgeons in Tennessee. We are glad to refer you.

Definition Spinal Doctor vs Spinal Specialist

Many of our clients ask us: “What Exactly is a Spine Doctor?” The definition is quite simple. A spine doctor or spinal specialist is a health professional who focuses mainly on treating conditions of the spine. Chiropractors certainly fall within this category. Chiropractors offer a non-invasive and non-surgical natural approach to treatments. The great majority of patients are good candidates for conservative spine treatment programs. In extreme injury cases surgery may be required. We are connected with the best spinal surgeons in Nashville and refer our patients when needed. Common conditions we treat include spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disorder, and herniated discs.

Goal of Spinal Treatments

The goal at our chiropractic clinic is to restore our patients’ health by repairing the structure and function of their spine, joints, and ligaments.  Chiropractic treatments are a natural, conservative care protocol that aims to improve health by restoring structure and function to the spine and other joints. Once we have completed the treatment plan, our patients should have restored range of motion to joints, be pain free, have decreased muscle tightness, and strengthened ligaments with decreased scar tissue.

Spinal Conditions Treated: Herniated & Degenerative Discs – Spinal Stenosis

We know that each patient’s condition is unique. The spinal conditions we treat are vast. If you have a question about whether we treat an injury you may have, please call us. We are glad to answer questions. Some common spine conditions we treat include:

  • Lower and Upper Back Pain
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Scoliosis
  • Sciatica
  • Back Sprains or Strains
  • Cervical Herniated Discs (neck)
  • Herniated Discs (back)
  • Headaches Caused by Referred Neck Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Neck Pain

Spine Treatment Plans

Our clinic’s treatment plans are customized to the client. Dr Bearden is a Palmer School alumnus and uses Palmer School of Chiropractic adjustment techniques, among others. Other treatments performed include spinal decompression therapy, deep tissue laser, massage, physical therapy, strength and mobility exercises, and a healthy eating regimen.

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