"Dr. McClellan and his team has been an important part of my health care and sense of well being for more than 10 years. His personal touch and honest desire to help me stay active has made a very big difference for my pain and stress-free living"
K. Guenther, LaVergne, TN
"My family loves coming to Chiropractic Nashville. Dr. McClellan and his team are always friendly and so helpful. We appreciate billing that fits our budget and not based solely on insurance benefits."
T. Rickwa, Spring Hill, TN
"Dr. McClellan is an excellent chiropractor! He is skilled and knowledgeable not only in chiropractic methods but also in nutrition, excerise and general health. He is extremely supportive of my positive health and lifestyle changes."
L. Steven, Nashville, TN
"I've been seeing Dr. Chad for three years for leg pain due to a car wreck. He has an incredible gift and we are so lucky to have him in Nashville. My leg, thanks to him is incredibly better!"
M. Frank, Nashville, TN
"Dr. McClellan performed a miracle where several neurologist, back specialists and well as physicians could not help. Amazing!"
M. Modi, Nashville, TN
"I am a triathlete. Thanks to Dr. McClellan he understands the needs of an endurance athlete and continues to help me stay healthy and active. "
D. Britt, Hermitage, TN
"I started seeing Dr. McClellan due to migraines. He seems to know my neck and shoulders to a 'T'. My husband and I strongly recommend him. "
S. Dicus, Nashville, TN
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P. Wood, Nashville, TN
"I think Dr. McClellan is the best chiropractor I have ever been to! He is careful to provide his patient with the best individualized care possible and would recommend him to everyone!
L. Smith, Nashville, TN
"My first visit with Dr. Chad was
November 26, 2003. For years I had suffered severe migraine headaches,
plus painful back spasms which would completely immobilize me for at
least three days at a time. Medical doctors had completed all types of
"tests" and prescribed numerous drugs, including self-infections. All
of their efforts were not helping me at all. My condition was so bad
that it took Dr. Chad between six to twelve months to get me healthy.
He has literally changed my life. Thanks to his caring expertise, I no
longer suffer from headache or back pain, and am free of medications. I
feel wonderful and will continue to get adjusted by Dr. Chad once a
week for the rest of my life."
L. Price, Nashville, TN
I was about age 7, it was obvious to my family that I had inherited the
infamous "Alsobrook back" which men in previous generations had
suffered from. My father introduced me to chiropractic at that time,
when treatments were a whopping $5 each, and I enjoyed the relief
chiropractic often brought me. I appreciated chiropractic so much I
even considered becoming but felt directed to choose ministry instead.
the last 45 years I have been adjusted by no fewer than 40 doctors of
chiropractic. Because I've traveled a lot and have had to visit
chiropractors for a single treatment on the road as a guest speaker in
churches across America and Canada, the total number of doctors I have
visited is actually far greater. I don't think it would be an
exaggeration to say that 70 different chiropractors have adjusted my
spine over the course of my lifetime at least once. I appreciate almost
all of them, and credit continuous care with the lack of arthritis and
bone spurs the Alsobrook men suffered from in previous generations by
the time they reached my age (53). But I must say that just there are
many good composers, but few great ones, many good authors but fewer
great ones, there are many good chiropractors and there are a few great
ones. The good ones are fairly common, but a precious few have
intuitive skills and precision which place them in a class above the
others. It's as though their work is a calling rather than an
occupation. They not only possess all the technical skills and academic
training that others have, they seem to be gifted with a rare ability
to know precisely what to do and to vary the adjustments as needed over
the course of time with far greater effectiveness than others. I
visited a blind chiropractor in New Mexico close to 30 years ago who
obviously could not take X-rays, but he gave me a superb one time
adjustment while I was speaking in his town. His uniqueness was a
special gift from God, he said, and I believed him after his treatment.
People drove from miles away to come to this blind doctor and his
reputation was near legendary in that part of the country. His waiting
area was always full. I can't tell you how many times over the years
I've wished I could go back in time and place for another treatment
from that uniquely gifted physician.
to the wide range of treatments I have received from both chiropractors
and osteopaths, I must report that I have never received better care
from anyone than from Dr. Chad McClellan . His techniques are unique and
his adjustments last. I feel better for days after each visit. This
just wasn't the case all the years before, apart from the New Mexico
experience, except from two other chiropractors whose expertise, though
advanced and beneficial, was still far short of Dr. McClellan's. His
abilities are rare and exceptional in treating the spine.
recommend Dr. McClellan all over town whenever I notice anyone
suffering from obvious spinal subluxations as evidenced by their manner
movements or peculiar behaviors, such as twisting themselves in a chair
or flexing their neck or voicing complaints of head, neck, and
backache. I feel I'm doing them a great service by recommending such a
gifted young man. Two of those I've sent to him were dramatically
improved in a short period of time and can also attest to his skills,
as can everyone sitting in the waiting room. Watching his patients exit
the treatment area is a testimony all in itself. The relieved
expressions, obvious ease of movement, and enthusiastic comments are a
joy to everyone present. Some of us walk in dragging, but all of us
leave feeling much better because we are better. As a distinguished
looking senior sitting in the waiting area remarked a few weeks ago in
her charming Southern drawl, "Ah've been goin' to chiropractors all my
life and there isn't anyone like that boy Chad." Voices chimed in
-- David Alsobrook
Sure Word Ministries
I was in pain.
I was also frustrated, angry, disappointed and frankly a little scared.
But mostly it was pain. My wife, who has known me for 13 years said she had never seen me like this before.
One week before I was supposed to compete in my first powerlfting meet, we were in Omaha and I was teaching an HKC at SG Human Performance
for Mark and Nikki Snow. On Saturday afternoon my neck started to
stiffen up. On Sunday I taught an RKC Level 2 prep workshop for 4 hours.
By Sunday night, my neck was completely locked up and I was in severe
pain. By Monday morning I couldn't roll over or get out of bed without
using my hands to support my head. I was in the worst pain that I can
We made an emergency trip to a chiropractor Mark knows in Omaha. He
told me that my 3rd cervical vertebrae was WAY out of place, but the
muscles and soft tissue were so tight that he could not get anything to
On Tuesday, we flew back with me in a neck brace. When I got home I
took some of the pain meds left over from surgery. By this time I had
begun to accept that I most likely would not be competing on Saturday.
On Wednesday, I went to see my chiropractor, Dr. Chad McClellan.
Sent me for X-rays to rule out the possibility of a C2 fracture. Not
competing on Saturday suddenly seemed small by comparison. I began to
wonder if I would be able to go to Ireland in 4 weeks for RKC. Or worse.
The X-Rays showed no fracture, thank God, and Chad diagnosed it as a
bulging disc. C3 had rotated and twisted to the point that the pressure
on one side was pushing the disc out to the other side. This put
pressure on the associated nerves, causing pain and lack of function,
which in turn caused the muscles to tighten even more as a protective
reflex. Which caused the disc to remain locked in it's position. I tell
you this sucks a LOT. But I believe it is preferable to a neck fracture.
I attacked it from every direction. Daily adjustments ( very gentle
and very little movement, but movement nonetheless). Ice. Electrical
stimulation. Painkillers. Muscle relaxers. Healing Chi Kung. Rest. By
Sunday I was feeling much better and I went to see Brian Wilson for some acupuncture.
I suspected that I may have some sort of energetic blockage as a result
of the kundalini re-wiring process that was at the root of the whole
thing. After being needled I felt much, much better. Practically zero
pain and the range of motion was greatly improved, but not 100%. Turning
my head to the right felt like I was running into a mechanical
restriction, which would make sense because while C3 had moved, it had
not yet returned home.
Monday I went in for my adjustment and instead of the typical
"popcorn" sound there was a hollow thump, like tapping a ripe melon.
Then…..nothing. No pain. I got up from the table and there was ZERO
restriction in my range of motion. I felt as if everything were lined up
the God intended and circulating completely free and unrestricted. I
felt like ME again.
I mentioned to Mandy at one point that I wonder how many people daily
suffer an experience similar to mine and go to the doctor, get the
prescription for pain meds and muscle relaxers, get minimal relief
because the root cause is never addressed and wind up either succumbing
to a life of pain and dysfunction or wind up with surgery. I am
certainly not against conventional western medicine. However, I
encourage anyone to look at all the available options whenever a problem
So what caused it? I still don't know. There was no event, no moment
of doing something, feeling something and thinking "Uh-oh. I just messed
myself up." I am convinced that I didn't hurt my neck last weekend. It
just decided to show up last weekend.
What next? Continuing with regular adjustments to keep things where
they need to be. Mobility work-Brettzel variations with neck rotations
in particular are feeling very good. As for training- I will ease back
into it to make sure I am not going to yank anything out of place.
David Whitley, Nashville Kettlebell