Dr. Long joined Belle Meade Chiropractic in 2008 but has been a Chiropractor since 1994. He originally graduated from the University of Missouri with a degree in journalism and worked for the newspaper in Ft. Worth, Texas. After a few years, he began searching for a way to combine his passion for health with a desire to help others. Chiropractic was a natural choice since it helped him recover from the daily headaches he suffered as a child.

He returned to school and graduated from Parker College of Chiropractic in Dallas. Three years later, he earned a Diplomate in Chiropractic Neurology under Dr. Ted Carrick. With over a thousand hours of post graduate education, he is one of about 600 Chiropractic Neurologists in the world, and one of only four in Tennessee.

He is also experienced in Applied Kinesiology and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. This combination of training helps in the treatment of more complex, chronic problems, and allows the treatment to focus on the root of the problem, rather than just treat the symptoms.

For the past 14 years, he has practiced in Evansville, Indiana in a large multi-disciplinary clinic. He and his wife have always enjoyed visiting Nashville and decided to take advantage of their new empty-nest freedom by moving here full-time. He sought out Dr. Obersteadt because of his standing in the world of Chiropractic and Applied Kinesiology, and looks forward to a long collaboration.