Welcome to the Center for Spine, Joint and Neuromuscular Rehabilitation

We are your trusted partners in Non-Opioid Pain Management in the greater Nashville, TN and Middle TN area.


At the Center for Spine, Joint & Neuromuscular Rehabilitation we understand that pain disturbs your life. It keeps you from engaging in the activities you enjoy and makes responsibilities, such as work, more difficult. Unfortunately, many people give up on the idea of overcoming their pain, seeing it as a part of their life they need to learn to live with. There’s a reason for that. Many medical solutions quite simply do not work, at least not on their own as a long-term solution. Instead, they provide temporary relief, yet the pain always returns, leading to a feeling of hopelessness.

But the limited relief options that most doctors offer are not the only forms of pain management Nashville residents have available to them. Our physicians are Board-Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine and have expertise in diagnostic and pain relief treatments that only pain specialists are trained to provide.  At the Center for Spine & Joint, we offer chronic pain management that is cutting-edge and is well respected in the medical community.  We focus on helping you feel better through advanced diagnostic technology to find out the source of your pain and advanced treatments that heal the underlying problem. Our solutions really work.

Keep reading to learn more about our approach. If you’re ready to discover how our specialists would treat you and improve your quality of life on a personal level, call us at (615) 872-9966 to make your first appointment.



Our Staff

Dr. Son D. Le

Dr. Son D. Le is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Center for Spine, Joint & Neuromuscular Rehabilitation. He is Board Certified by the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the American Board of Addiction Medicine and the American Board of Pain Medicine. Dr. Le has a special interest in comprehensive pain management that includes coordinating the utilization of advanced and minimally invasive procedures including spinal cord neuromodulation for the treatment of chronic pain, diagnostic and therapeutic injections, responsible medication management, emotional pain management counseling, and functional rehabilitation through physical therapy.

Dr. Le earned his Bachelor of Science in 1991, from the University of California, Irvine and graduated from The Chicago Medical School, Chicago, Illinois, in 1995. He completed his residency in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation as Chief Resident, at the University of Chicago, Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, in 1999.

Dr. Son Le’s broad level of medical expertise includes the specialization of non-surgical orthopedics and sports medicine offering a broad choice in treatment modalities for patients suffering from pain related to the neck, back, joints of the arms and legs, including injuries of the muscles and nerves.

He is active in various professional organizations ranging from local to international.

Dr. Le is a member of

– American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine

– American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

– American Academy of Pain Management

– International Spine Intervention Society

– Physiatric Association of Spine, Sports, & Occupation Rehabilitation

– American Medical Association

– American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians

– Tennessee Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (local chapter of ASIPP)

Dr. Le established Center for Spine & Joint in 2002 in Hermitage, TN inside Summit Medical Center. Center for Spine & Joint has multiple locations in the Nashville, Tennessee.

Lori Gravens, FNP

Lori Gravens, NP is a certified Nurse Practitioner at Center for Spine, Joint and Neuromuscular Rehabilitation. Lori earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Cumberland University in Lebanon, TN. She completed her Master’s of Science in Nursing degree at Tennessee State University in Nashville, TN where her focus was on the Family Nurse Practitioner track but she has clinical experience in all areas of study. Lori graduated Magna Cum Laude and was inducted into the National Honors Society for nurses while in Nurse Practitioner school.

She is Tennessee licensed and board certified with the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She has been chosen as a Top Nurse in Middle Tennessee for her outstanding care by the American Nurses Association. She is also a member of the Middle Tennessee Advanced Practice Nurses Association and the American Society for Nurse Practitioners.

Lori resides in Middle Tennessee with her family. She enjoys working with patients and trying to find a solution that works best to allow patients to live a more pain free and active lifestyle.

Allen Tate, PA-C

Allen E. Tate, former United States Marine Infantryman and current Tennessee National Guardsman received his Master’s degree in Medicine, Physician Assistant Studies from Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, Tennessee in 2003. He is an active veteran who has experience in combat medicine and multiple wartime deployments. Allen has practiced general medicine, pulmonology, sleep medicine, addictionology, and pain medicine over the course of his career. He has earned multiple degrees during his education including Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of English, and Bachelor of Science in Chemistry as well as his secondary school Teaching Certificate.

Allen has enjoyed establishing and coaching High School Cross Country and Soccer for Middle Tennessee Christian School in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Captain Tate is a teacher at heart and firmly believes in a multidisciplinary approach as well as an individual consideration to the management of chronic pain. His focus is to educate and motivate patients to engage in the process of managing and controlling their own symptoms. Allen is a proponent of holistic and ancillary approaches for pain in conjunction with opiate therapy.

Allen Tate is a current member of the Tennessee Academy of Physician Assistants, American Academy of Physician Assistants, and the Tennessee Army National Guard.

Josh McWaters, FNP

Josh McWaters earned his BSN at Cumberland University in Lebanon, TN. After several years of hospital work, he decided to continue his education and achieved his MSN, FNP at Middle Tennessee State University. Josh has a well rounded career that has included experience in both hospital settings and also caring for chronic pain patients in a private outpatient setting. Josh is currently seeing new patients at our Hermitage office.


Advanced Diagnostics and Treatment Without Surgery

In our Nashville pain clinic, you can expect the latest technology for diagnosing the source of pain and treating the cause. It’s our goal to help you find relief and help you feel better without the use of surgery. Instead, we focus on using a variety of non-surgical techniques to provide solutions to our patients.

At the Center for Spine, Joint, & Neuromuscular Rehabilitation, we start by diagnosing with technology that can include x-rays, CT scans, electromyography, bone densitometry, musculoskeletal ultrasound and other tests. After the diagnosis, our solutions might include physical therapy, medication management, steroid injections, radiofrequency ablation, botulinum toxins and many additional options. You can learn more about these advanced treatments through our website and during your first appointment with our pain management specialists.

After we determine the source of your pain, we tailor our treatment methods to the part(s) of your body involved, such as muscles, spinal discs or nerves. Generally, we need to use a combination of therapy types to solve the problem. Our therapy focuses on going beyond the symptoms to treat the cause, and we work to help you prevent it in the future.


A Team Approach

When you visit a general doctor or various specialists, these physicians are limited in their approach to what they treat and how they treat it. You might end up visiting numerous doctors to find a comprehensive solution that works for you.

We offer a better way at the Center for Spine, Joint, & Neuromuscular Rehabilitation. As a complete health solution for treating pain, we offer a variety of specialists under one roof. Our team approach allows us to treat a wide range of issues caused by various conditions and injuries. We are also able to come up with unique solutions for each case that truly reach the cause.

You can expect to work with a top doctor from our team of board-certified physicians and therapists. We have experts with experience in a variety of specialties including anesthesiology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, medicine, orthopedics, physical therapy, and more. These experts come from top healthcare institutions around the nation and have been practicing for over a decade. Our specialists work together to provide a comprehensive approach for relief that fits each person’s needs.


Relief for Various Types and Sources of Pain

You can visit our pain management clinic regardless of the type of discomfort you have or where it’s located within your body. Our team of specialists are able to treat people with all sorts of issues. Come to us for spine disorders, such as back pain or whiplash injuries, musculoskeletal diseases or injuries, such as overuse injuries or osteoporosis, nerve injuries, such as carpal tunnel syndrome or pinched nerves, or syndromes, such as fibromyalgia or headaches. We provide solutions for recent injuries and chronic problems.

If you’re not sure of the type of pain you have, a Nashville pain management doctor at our clinic can provide a diagnosis. Our doctors will help you to have a clear understanding of the cause and what treatment options are available to provide relief and healing of your condition. Regardless of whether you are aware of what is causing your problem or not, visit us if you are experiencing back, neck, joint, or pain from sports injuries, such as a sprain or strain, and/or various other types of issues throughout your body.


Move Toward the Goal of Pain Relief

Peruse our website to learn more about our specialists and how they approach treatment. To discover the underlying cause of your pain and how we would treat it, make an appointment with us by contacting us in one of the following ways:

Phone: (615) 872-9966

Online: “Request an Appointment” website form

We look forward to seeing you at our Hermitage or Murfreesboro offices!

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More Testimonials

“Your treatments have allowed me to participate in life again. Not only am I pain free, I can now walk, do light housekeeping and even travel, all without any suffering! I would absolutely recommend PRP treatment to anyone who suffers from chronic neck and back pain!”

Franklin, TN
Type of Treatment: Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)
Therapy Treatment Area: Neck and Back

“…I had my first epidural injection (pain block) in my back. Dr. Le did an amazing job and I can’t tell you all how much my pain has been relieved. It’s truly a miracle.”

Michelle K. — Mt. Juliet, TN
Type of Treatment: Interventional
Treatment Area: Neck and Back

“He was very thorough and very helpful with any questions I have and he takes the time to explain them. I would recommend him to anyone.”

Angela L – Nashville, TN
Type of Treatment: Medical Management
Treatment Area: General, Back, Knee