Joel L. Buckner, D.C., C.C.I.C., C.C.E.P.
387 Haywood Lane
Nashville, TN 37211
615-833-8851

Meet Our Staff

At Nashville Spine Injury & Health, we recognize that your choice of a chiropractor in Nashville is driven both by the chiropractor's competency and personality. When searching for chiropractic treatment, you need a chiropractor who is experienced, knowledgeable and caring. We strive to treat you the way we would like to be treated. You get this caring attitude from all the staff at Nashville Spine Injury & Health every day. Our staff works together as a team to ensure we are responsive to your needs and keep you informed about your health issues. We look forward to getting to know you.

Joel L. Buckner, D.C., C.C.I.C., C.C.E.P.

 

Doctor of Chiropractic

Certified Chiropractic Industrial Consultant

Certified Chiropractic Extremity Physician

Certified Impairment Rating

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drSelected Occupational History

  • Clinic Director, Chiropractor, Nashville Spine and Injury Center, Nashville, TN, 1984-Present
  • Chiropractor, Vanatta Chiropractic Office, McMinnville, TN, 1982-1984

 

Education and Licensure

  • Doctor of Chiropractic, Licensed in the State of Tennessee, License #DC369, 1983-Present
  • Doctorate of Chiropractic Cum Laude, Logan College of Chiropractic, Chesterfield, MO, 1982
  • Diplomate, National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, 1982
  • National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Part II, 1982
  • National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Part I, 1981
  • Bachelor of Science in Human Biology, Logan College of Chiropractic, Chesterfield, MO, 1980
  • Certified Chiropractic Industrial Consultant, 1986
  • Certified Chiropractic Extremity Physician, 1995

Selected Continuing Education And Certifications

 

Chiropractic Spinal manipulation Effect on Cervicogenic Headache and Autonomic Output. Effect of thoracic spine manipulation on autonomic output to the heart. Review of criteria for the clinical assessment and diagnosis of cervogenic headaches. assessment of effects of chiropractic spinal manipulation on cervogenic headaches. University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic, Bridgeport, CT, 2013.

Chiropractic and Spinal Manipulation: Sensorimotor integration and Neurophysiology, Human Performance, and Visceral Function. Overview of research on the effects of spinal manipulation on sensory processing, motor output, functional performance, and sensorimotor integration. performance examination based outcome measures used in an attempt to objectively measure the ramifications ofspinal manipulation. Update on physical characteristics of apllied SMT, review of what is known aboutthe signaling characteristics of sensory neurons innervating the vertebral column in response to spinal manipulation. Review the physiological evidence that spnal manipulation can impact visceral function. University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic, Bridgeport, CT, 2013.

Soft Tissue Injury: The Neglected Cause of Musculoskeletal Disorders. Anatomy and functionality of healthy soft tissue components,effects of injury on soft tissue, effects of injured soft tissue on functionality of the spine and extremities, patterns of musculoskeletalrelationships of recruiting other structures after injury andtheir effects on function. Methods of treatment for dysfnctional soft tissue, relationship of injured tissue tosurrounding structures, its effects and treatment, compensation and recruitment of healthy tissue to the broader scope of complications and the effective treatment of primary and secondary effects of injury, rehabilitative exercises in relation to proprioception. University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic, Bridgeport, CT, 2013.

Personal Injury Clinical Documentation and Case Management. American Institute of Personal Injury Physicians, Nashville, TN 2013

Impairment Rating Certification. The understanding and utilization of the protocols and parameters of the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, 6th Edition regarding spine, neurological sequelae, migraine,sexual dysfunction, sleep and arousal disorders, station and gait disorders and consciousness, herniated discs, radiculopathy, fracture, dislocation and functional loss.  Academy of Chiropractic, Post Doctoral Division, Long Island, NY, 2012

Neurology: The voluntary somatic nervous system examination. Anatomy, physiology, and evaluation of central and peripheral nervous system control mechanisms involved involuntarycontrol of the body. Chirocredit Online, 2012.

Neurology: The assessment of mental status. Principles and evaluation of mental status. Chirocredit Online, 2012.

The DynamicAnalysis, Treatment and Rehabilitation of Movement Dysfunction. Analysis of static posture and three dimensional movement patterns. Fascial manipulation of kinetic chain restrictions. Advanced Health Care Solutions,Hilton Head, SC, 2011

Accident Reconstruction: Terms, Concepts and Definitions, The forces in physics that prevail in accidents to cause bodily injury. Quantifying the force coefficients of vehicle mass and force vectors that can be translated to the occupant and subsequently cause serious injury. CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, Board for Chiropractic, Long Island, NY; 2010

Accident Reconstruction: Causality, Bodily Injury, Negative Acceleration Forces, Crumple Zones, and Critical Documentation, Factors that cause negative acceleration to zero and the subsequent forces created for the vehicle that get translated to the occupant. Understanding critical documentation of hospitals, ambulance reports, doctors and the legal profession in reconstructing an accident. CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, Board for Chiropractic, Long Island, NY; 2010

Accident Reconstruction: Skid Marks, Time, Distance, Velocity, Speed Formulas and Road Surfaces, The mathematical calculations necessary utilizing time, distance, speed, coefficients of friction and acceleration in reconstructing an accident. The application of critical documentation acquired from an accident site. CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, Board for Chiropractic, Long Island, NY; 2010

Accident Reconstruction: Research, Causality and Bodily Injury, Delta V Issues correlated to injury and mortality, side impact crashes and severity of injuries, event data recorder reports correlated to injury, frontal impact kinematics, crash injury metrics with many variables and inquires related to head restraints. CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, Board for Chiropractic, Long Island, NY; 2010

MRI Clinical Application
The clinical application of the results of space occupying lesions. Disc and tumor pathologies and the clinical indications of manual and adjustive therapies in the patient with spinal nerve root and spinal cord insult as sequellae. CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, Board for Chiropractic, Magdy Shady MD, Neurosurgeon, Long Island, NY, 2010

MRI Methodology of Analysis
MRI interpretation sequencing of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine inclusive of T1, T2, STIR and 3D gradient studies to ensure the accurate diagnosis of the region visualized. CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, Board for Chiropractic, Robert Peyster MD, Neuroradiologist, Long Island, NY, 2010

MRI Spinal Pathology
MRI interpretation of bone, intradural, extradural, cord and neural sleeve lesions. Tuberculosis, drop lesions, metastasis, ependymoma, schwanoma and numerous other spinal related tumors and lesions. CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, Board for Chiropractic, Robert Peyster MD, Neuroradiologist, Long Island, NY, 2010

MRI Disc Pathology and Spinal Stenosis
MRI interpretation of bulged, herniated, protruded, extruded sequestered and fragmented disc pathologies in etiology and neurological sequellae in relationship to the spinal cord and spinal nerve roots. CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, Board for Chiropractic, Robert Peyster MD, Neuroradiologist, Long Island, NY, 2010

MRI Spinal Anatomy and Protocols
Normal anatomy of axial and sagittal views utilizing T1, T2, 3D Gradient and STIR sequences of imaging. Standardized and desired protocols in views and sequencing of MRI examination to create an accurate diagnosis in MRI. CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, Board for Chiropractic, Robert Peyster MD, Neuroradiologist, Long Island, NY, 2010

MRI History and Physics
Magnetic fields, T1 and T2 relaxations, nuclear spins, phase encoding, spin echo, T1 and T2 contrast, magnetic properties of metals and the historical perspective of the creation of NMR and MRI. CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, Board for Chiropractic, Terry Button PhD, Medical Physicist, Long Island, NY, 2010

Documenting Clinically Correlated Bodily Injury to Causality
Understanding the necessity for accurate documentation, diagnosis and clinical correlation to the injury when reporting injuries in the medical-legal community. Documenting the kinesiopathology, myopathology, neuropathology, pathophysiology in both a functional and structural paradigm. CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Education Department, Board for Chiropractic, Long Island, NY, 2010

Documentation and Reporting for the Trauma Victim
Understanding the necessity for accurate documentation and diagnosis utilizing the ICD-9 and the CPT to accurately describe the injury through diagnosis. Understanding and utilizing state regulations on reimbursement issues pertaining to health care. CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Education Department, Board for Chiropractic, Long Island, NY, 2010

Neurodiagnostic Testing Protocols
Physiology and Indications for the Trauma Patient, Electromyography (EMG), Nerve Conduction Velocity (NCV), Somato Sensory Evoked Potential (SSEP), Visual Evoked Potential (VEP), Brain Stem Auditory Evoked Potential (BAER) and Visual-Electronystagmosgraphy (V-ENG) interpretation, protocols and clinical indications for the trauma patient. CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Education Department, Board for Chiropractic, Long Island, NY, 2010

MRI, Bone Scan and X-Ray Protocols
Physiology and Indications for the Trauma Patient, MRI interpretation, physiology, history and clinical indications, bone scan interpretation, physiology and clinical indications, x-ray clinical indications for the trauma patient. . CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Education Department, Board for Chiropractic, Long Island, NY, 2010

Crash Dynamics and Its Relationship to Causality
An extensive understanding of the physics involved in the transference of energy from the bullet car to the target car. This includes G's of force, Newtons, gravity, energy, skid marks, crumple zones, spring factors, event data recorder and the graphing of the movement of the vehicle before, during and after the crash. Determining the clinical correlation of forces and bodily injury. CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Education Department, Board for Chiropractic, Long Island, NY, 2010

Diagnostics, Risk Factors, Clinical Presentation and Triaging the Trauma Patient,
An extensive understanding of the injured with clinically coordinating the history, physical findings and when to integrate neurodiagnostics. An understanding on how to utilize emergency room records in creating and accurate diagnosis and the significance of "risk factors" in spinal injury. CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Education Department, Board for Chiropractic, Long Island, NY, 2010
 

Neurodiagnostics, Imaging Protocols and Pathology of the Trauma Patient
An in-depth understanding of the protocols in triaging and reporting the clinical findings of the trauma patient. Maintaining ethical relationships with the medical-legal community. CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Education Department, Board for Chiropractic, Long Island, NY, 2010

Forensic Science
Development of knowledge, comprehension and understanding of the medicolegal system as it relates to the practice of forensic science. Construction of skill sets in forensic examination and document review. University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic, Bridgeport, CT, 2009.

Sacro-illiac Joint Dysfunction and Low Back Pain
Biomechanics, Diagnosis and Treatment, Tennessee Chiropractic Association Post Graduate Continuing Education, Nashville, TN, 2009.

Permanent Soft Tissue Injuries - 2009
Mechanisms of injury, injury diagnosis and prognosis and review of relevant medical literature, Chiropractic Continuing Education Seminars 2009, Nashville, TN 2009

Clinical Posture Assessment, Therapy and Exercise
Patient posture assessment methodologies, application of corrective therapies and exercise. Tennessee Chiropractic Association Post Graduate Education, Nashville, TN, 2008

Chiropractic Research: The Year in Review
Review of the latest research relevant to chiropractic practice. Seminars in Chiropractic Research, Nashville, TN, 2008

Clinical Evaluation of the Shoulder
Evaluation and treatment of shoulder injuries and disorders, University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic, Bridgeport, CT, 2007

Physical Therapy
Application of physical therapy modalities in patient care. University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic, Bridgeport, CT, 2007

Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Physics and interpretation of magnetic imaging resonance, University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic, Bridgeport, CT, 2007

Nutrition Adjustment, Introduction, Review and Updates
Clinical evaluation and practice with nutritional therapy, Tennessee Chiropractic Association Continuing Education, Nashville, TN, 2007

Chiropractic Research: The Year in Review
Review of the latest research relevant to chiropractic practice. Seminars in Chiropractic Research, Nashville, TN, 2006

Chiropractic Rehabilitation
Principles and application in clinical practice. Southern California University of Health Sciences, Nashville, TN, 2006

Chiropractic Rehabilitation
Principles and application in clinical practice. Southern California University of Health Sciences, Nashville, TN, 2005

Laboratory Blood Analysis
Clinical analysis of blood testing. Tennessee Chiropractic Association Continuing Education, Nashville, TN, 2003

Three Part Approach to Diagnosis, Laboratory Analysis, Interpretation, Nutrition and OSHA Standards
Clinical methods applied to patient care. Tennessee Chiropractic Association Post Graduate Education, Nashville, TN, 2002

Active Release Technique-Spine
Myofascial release therapy for spinal musculature and connective tissues. New York Chiropractic College, Atlanta, GA, 2001

Whiplash and Spinal Trauma
Research, clinical evaluation and treatment of spinal acceleration/deceleration injuries. Life Chiropractic College West, Atlanta, GA, 2000

Tensegrity Therapy
Clinical evaluation and treatment of connective tissue injuries and disorders. Logan College of Chiropractic Postgraduate Department, St Louis, MO, 2000

Neurophysiologic Testing
Diagnostic testing of neurological function. Tennessee Chiropractic Association Continuing Education, Nashville, TN, 1999

Diagnosis and Treatment of Soft Tissue Trauma
Clinical research, evaluation and treatment of injuries to connective soft tissues. International Chiropractic Association, Atlanta, GA, 1999

Surface Electromyography and Dynamic Range of Motion Applications in Clinical Practice for Evaluation and Treatment
Testing and analysis of paraspinal muscular function and joint range of motion. Jeffrey Cram, PhD, SonoMed, Chicago, IL, 1998

Effective Chiropractic Testimony, Risk Management and Insurance
Proper presentation of facts in courtroom testimony, effective risk management and insurance procedures. Tennessee Chiropractic Association, Nashville, TN, 1997

Spinal Rehabilitation
Clinical evaluation and treatment of spinal injuries and disorders.
Cleveland Chiropractic College and the Chiropractic Rehabilitation Association, Nashville, TN, 1996
Certified Chiropractic Extremity Physician, Council of Chiropractic Extremity Adjusting, Life Chiropractic College Post Graduate Division, Marietta, GA, 1995

Extremity Adjusting
Four part course in evaluation and extremity joint manipulation and mobilization treatment methods. Life Chiropractic College, Marietta, GA, 1995

Diagnosis and Clinical Management of Cervical Acceleration/Deceleration Trauma and Whiplash Related Tempero-Mandibular Joint Disorders
Four part course in physics, diagnosis, treatment of spinal and extra-spinal injuries, medicolegal fundamentals, principles of impairment rating and forensic reporting. Spine Research Institute of San Diego, Atlanta, GA, 1994, 1995

Chiropractic Biophysics: Level V
Spinal Mechanical Engineering Principles, Literature review of posture and systemic health. Chiropractic Biophysics, Atlanta, GA, 1995

Acceleration/Deceleration Trauma
Research findings, clinical evaluation and treatment of acceleration/deceleration injuries. Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, Atlanta, GA, 1994

Whiplash Certification Program
Clinical evaluation and treatment of cervical acceleration/deceleration injuries. Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, Atlanta, GA, 1994

Chiropractic Biophysics: Level IV
Spinal Mechanical Engineering Principles, Mechanical engineering principles applied to x-ray analysis, congenital spinal anomalies, intervertebral joint adjustment, and abnormal posture correction. Chiropractic Biophysics, Huntsville, AL, 1993

Chiropractic Biophysics: Level III
Spinal Mechanical Engineering Principles, Mechanical engineering principles of spinal lateral curves with harmonics, sacro-illiac joint motion, mirror image adjusting techniques, lateral curve and full spine positioning. Chiropractic Biophysics, Huntsville, AL, 1993

Chiropractic Biophysics: Level II
Spinal Mechanical Engineering Principles, Mechanical engineering principles of skull, thorax and pelvis posture permutations mechanical visualization of posture for translations and rotations, spinal adjusting by mirror image of posture, mirror image postural exercises, spinal curve restoration and computer digitalization of posture. Chiropractic Biophysics, Huntsville, AL, 1993

Chiropractic Biophysics: Level I
Spinal Mechanical Engineering Principles, Mechanical engineering principles of spinal coupling patterns, postural measurements, radiographic analysis, bone physiology, nerve physiology and pathology of subluxation. Chiropractic Biophysics, Huntsville, AL, 1993

Motion Palpation and Manipulation of the Lower Extremities
Manual diagnostic and treatment techniques for the hip, knee and foot. Motion Palpation Institute, St. Louis, MO, 1990

Current Concepts of Spinal Biomechanics
Research updates concerning spinal biomechanics. Logan College of Chiropractic Postdoctoral and Related Professional Education, St Louis, MO, 1989

Motion Palpation and Manipulation of the Upper Extremities
Manual diagnostic and treatment techniques for the shoulder, elbow and hand. Motion Palpation Institute, St. Louis, MO, 1988
Certified Disability Impairment Rating, Logan College of Chiropractic, Chesterfield, MO, 1987

Chiropractic Orthopedics: Impairment Rating
Three part course in disability impairment rating per AMA Guidelines. Logan College of Chiropractic Postdoctoral and Related Professional Education, St. Louis, MO, 1987

Chiropractic Industrial Consultant
Twelve part course in ergonomics, work station hazard analysis and injury prevention. Logan College of Chiropractic and Northwestern College of Chiropractic, St. Louis, MO, 1986

Motion Palpation and Manipulation of the Spine, Manual diagnostic and treatment
techniques for the spine. Motion Palpation Institute, St. Louis, MO, 1981

Selected Memberships

  • Tennessee Chiropractic Association, Member, 2005-Present.

Chiropractic Assistants