Meet our Team

Our Nashville Chiropractic Clinic Team

Nashville Spine and Disc’s primary goal is to help you and your family to achieve and maintain optimal health through natural chiropractic care. Our staff is dedicated to educating you about the many wonderful benefits of our drug-free and surgery-free method of pain relief and health care. Thousands of hours of advanced training, years of clinical experience, combined with sophisticated analysis and x-ray techniques enable us to help a wide range of spinal abnormalities that impede naturally healthy living. We all agree that Pain is Bad and detrimental to your quality of life! We create a customized healing plan to address the cause of the pain. It is very common that patients leave us is a pain-free state. That is what we strive to achieve with each and every patient.

All things Spine and All Things Disc

Our chiropractors specialize in all conditions of the spine and discs. Our team instituted an effective treatment protocol that repairs herniated and ruptured discs when other physicians and clinics can’t. Our chiropractic team has helped hundreds of patients heal without back surgery.

Our clinic aims to help patients learn more about our effective treatments and personal plan to better health and wellness. Please feel free to browse our site and learn why having "a healthy spine equals a healthier body". We invite you to schedule an appointment with us to discuss if you and your family can benefit from our care.

Meet our Chiropractic Wellness Clinic Team

Office Manager

Ferial is a graduate of Iowa State University and has a background in Retail. Working for JC Penny as a manager for nearly 10yrs, we convinced her to join us here in our day to day operations and she never looked back. She has been with the clinic since 1996 and makes it all come together just right. Her philosophy is do it right the first time and save yourself the unwanted surprises and additional workload later. She is the picture of health and vibrancy.




Cathy graduated from the University of Arizona with a major in Marketing and Human Resource Management. She has a background working in retail, corporate banking and education.  She has lived in Nashville since 1998 with her husband and three daughters.  She strives to enjoy a healthy lifestyle and her hobbies include spending time with family and friends, cooking and gardening. Cathy is excited about joining the Action Spine and Joint family and working with patients to feel their best.

Lauren Russell 


Lauren graduated from Auburn University with a bachelors degree in apparel merchandising in 2011. She moved with her husband, Chris, to San Francisco, and in her time there she grew her yoga practice. Due to intense physical activity during training, she experienced injury first hand. Chiropractic work provided healing and enabled her to get back to what she loves. This prompted a career change and Lauren is now a CTA as well as a certified yoga teacher, with an emphasis on restorative movement. You can bribe Lauren with puppies, coffee and food covered in hot  sauce.

Dr. Josh Schanuel
Chiropractic Associate

Dr. Joshua Schanuel is a recent addition to the Action Chiropractic team. Joining in March 2013, Dr. Josh is very excited to be in Nashville. Originally from Bowling Green, Kentucky and a graduate of Western Kentucky University in 2006, the doctor loved frequenting the Music City.  After college, he received his Doctorate in Chiropractic in St. Louis at Logan College of Chiropractic in 2010. 

Dr. Josh holds certifications in ART (Active Release Technique), a soft tissue technique applicable to any patient with acute to chronic pain or simply to improve functional performance. He is also certified in Shoulder Functional Assessment from the Motion Palpation Institute, Sole Supports (Biomechanics and Orthotics Certification), and in LightForce Laser Therapy.

You will often hear Dr. Josh say “the body is made to move”. He enjoys being part of an active team, having served on WKU’s nationally competitive cheerleading team for 4 years in undergrad. Beyond that he has served on multiple volleyball, football, recreation dodge ball teams, and running teams. Staying active is important to him and he looks forward to participating in active sport teams here in Nashville.

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Dr. Casey Bearden
Chiropractor & Spinal Specialist


 Dr. Casey Bearden is a graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic and uses the Palmer method among other spinal adjustment techniques. He has over 20 years’ experience and has treated over 20,000 patients in his Nashville clinic. He is the author of 2 best-selling chiropractic books. He is a certified spinal decompression rehabilitation expert. He earned a Masters certification in Spinal Biomechanical Trauma from the Spine Research Institute of San Diego. Learn more about our lead chiropractor, Dr. Casey Bearden


Kelly Graves
Licensed Chiropractic Therapist

Kelly Graves has been joined Nashville Spine and Disc in February 2016. Kelly earned her chiropractic therapist license and is working on her X-ray tech license. Kelly began her career in the veterinarian field 26 years ago. Kelly is excited about her career change with Nashville Spine and Disc and helping patients receive full pain relief and avoid back surgery.