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.

We Serve Nashville and All of Davidson County

Action Spine & Joint, located in Nashville, TN, offers exceptional chiropractic care that extends throughout Davidson County and surrounding areas. They prioritize holistic health and accessibility, providing comprehensive services for various conditions. Their skilled team focuses on patient-centered treatments, addressing underlying causes to enhance well-being and vitality.

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Rodger Roach
Rodger Roach
My sciatica was bothering me so bad it was making it very difficult to live a normal life, at least to move normally without pretty bad pain. It was limiting the things I could do and even making it hard to do my job at times. After About three months of going to Action, Spine and Joint regularly (2 to 3 times weekly), the pain is now gone! The staff there is super friendly and accommodating and the Dr. Casey and Dr. Josh are amazing! I see why they were voted the Best Chiropractic office in Nashville for many years. Would highly recommend them!
Jimmy Gregg
Jimmy Gregg
Great place. Great doctors and staff. Highly recommend. They have saved me from surgery. If you hurt and want another option other than surgery, I highly recommend Action Spine and Joint.
Mike Carr
Mike Carr
I came to Action with significant disc compression between L5 & S1, with steady pain 8/10 and stabs way past 10. I went from not being able to walk the day after my injury to able to walk without significant pain in less than a week. Dr. Bearden & Dr. Joshua are both experts at their craft, they listened when I told them what was working, what wasn't, and what I could afford, and they worked with me to get me on a treatment plan that has helped me regain mobility & reduce pain in a short amount of time. The front of house staff is helpful, kind & generally lovely. If you're thinking about chiropractic care, look mo further than Action!
Chris Henderson
Chris Henderson
After being involved in an auto accident I had major pain to my lower back from a bulged disk, and other joint pains. The pain was constant and went on for months. Due to a pinched nerve and misalignment. After orthopedic appointments and MRIs my Dr. Referred me to these guys for help. I have noticed a major improvement since my first visit and feeling better and better every time I go. I have more energy, less pain, I am able to do things without the pain I was feeling before without the need for surgery! My blood psi is back to normal, and much more! I would highly recommend Action Spine and Joint to anyone needing to alleviate pain in their body! The physical therapy and chiropractic care is on point! And everyone is very friendly and professional.
Valerie Werne
Valerie Werne
I had a very positive experience with the staff and provider each time I have a session. I have pain and spinal issues and treatment they are providing puts me on a path for healing. Dr. Casey and Dr. Joshs’ knowledge reflects in my care. They are empathetic and respectful to my concerns and needs for my back pain. So glad I found them.
Carter Wamp
Carter Wamp
Love Dr. Josh and Dr. Casey. When I have needed adjustment, they have always straightened me out! I especially appreciate their approach to post-injury care. They carefully assess to rule out fractures or other serious complications, including using X ray on site if needed, before performing a chiropractic adjustment. They also have excellent therapists on staff and a diverse array of equipment that can help correct posture, relieve inflammation, treat pain, and promote healing. My family and I have trusted them for years.
Billy Sells
Billy Sells
Been coming here on and off for 30 yrs. Great place to keep everything in its place .John and Hunter will get you in and out no waiting.
Charlotte Barnes
Charlotte Barnes
Friendly and professional staff!! I always receive excellent care at every visit, whether it’s for an adjustment or physical therapy. Highly recommend the team at Action Spine & Joint!!!
Ann Clemmons
Ann Clemmons
This was my very first visit today . He asked me who recommended him to me!! I told him I had prayed to God for a good Back doctor!! He helped me slowly but noticeably on my first VISIT! Before I left I felt some Better!! Made arrangements for next treatment in the next week already!! He was kind and honest with me!! I wasn’t Nervous anymore!! I’m so happy I am his New Patient Now!! Looking forward to further treatments!! God has special ones for us!!!