Joel L. Buckner, D.C., C.C.I.C., C.C.E.P.
387 Haywood Lane
Nashville, TN 37211

First, do you need to go to the Emergency Room?

Yes, if you have:

  • Major Trauma, e.g., from a car accident, head impact, fall from height, hard blow to body, etc.
  • Loss of bowel/bladder control, i.e., soiled or wet yourself or can't go to the bathroom
  • Abdominal pain, nausea or vomiting
  • Chest pain, with or without left arm or jaw pain, pressure, coughing up blood
  • Fainting, passing out
  • Difficulty breathing or speaking
  • Fever
  • Saddle anesthesia, i.e., your buttocks are numb
  • Unbearable pain
  • Severe headache, slurred speech, vision disturbances, dizzyness, confusion, or disorientation
  • Unable to stand or lie down
  • Significant pain after recent major surgery or illness


We welcome you to the Nashville Spine Injury & Health website! Our phone number is 615-833-8851.1

At the same location since 1984, Dr. Joel Buckner has been working with patients to provide effective chiropractic care to improve their health. Click on the Patient Success Stories tab above to see what our patients have to say.

We are a preferred provider for many insurance companies including BC/BS, Aetna, CIGNA and many others. We also accept auto insurance for accident injuries.

Common conditions treated include:

  • Neck, back & extremity pain, stiffness, and injuries
  • Headaches
  • Disc problems
  • "Pinched" Nerves
  • Sciatica
  • Whiplash and other auto or sports injuries
  • Tendonitis/Bursitis
  • Degenerative Joint Disease
  • Plantar Fascitis
  • Chronic Pain
  • Call if you have another condition & we will tell you if we may be of help or we will suggest another healthcare provider type.

We provide the following chiropractic care for people of all ages:

1st Aid Care for acute symptoms:  Careful evaluation of your symptoms or concerns. Provide short term care as you need it for pain relief with chiropractic joint adjustments, muscle release techniques, therapies like ultrasound and e-stim, self-care and exercise instructions, and medical referrals if needed.

Rehab Care for injuries or chronic symptoms: Careful evaluation to identify injured tissues and/or bio-mechanical dysfunction. Treatment as above over more time to optimize healing and/or remodel scar tissue adhesions in joints and muscles. Some injuries may need care over a period of weeks. Chronic symptoms treatment time varies but generally improvement should occur within a few weeks.

Check-up Care to maintain health: Periodic check-ups of joint mobility and posture to maintain optimal function and health.

Dr. Buckner’s lengthy experience in chiropractic is coupled with genuine concern for his patients. His education/curriculum vitae is on the staff link above. All of our staff are dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well. We utilize a variety of non-drug/surgical treatment methods in order to provide care is appropriate for each individual. For example, a football player and an elderly person who has osteoporosis may both have back pain symptoms but may have differences in their care based upon their individual needs and condition.

Our goals are to get you out of pain as quickly as possible and teach you what to do and what not to do to keep from having problems.

We educate you in body mechanics (most people don't even know how to get up from sitting with causing cumulative strain on their back), safe and unsafe exercises, good nutrition (many people are in a state of chronic low grade inflammation that leads to poor health), stress reduction and injury prevention. Dr. Buckner is a Certified Chiropractic Industrial Consultant which means he has post-graduate training in ergonomics, i.e., the science that studies how to reduce risk of injury as we interact with our environment. He is also a Certified Chiropractic Extremity Physician with post-graduate training in the care of extremities (e.g., shoulder, knee, foot, etc. problems). We are happy to co-ordinate your care with your primary care physician and make referrals as needed to orthopedists, neurosurgeons, internists, etc.

 This website provides you with an overview of our practice and the field of chiropractic. As you navigate the site, you'll find information about our practice, including directions, hours of operation, payment policies, information about our staff and our services, and even a link to request an appointment with our Nashville chiropractor. It also includes a library of informative articles that describe the various diagnoses, treatments and technologies associated with chiropractic care.

We look forward to helping you improve and maintain your best health.