chi·​ro·​prac·​tor ˈkī-rə-ˌprak-tər How to pronounce chiropractor (audio)
plural chiropractors
: a licensed health-care professional who treats disorders (such as back and neck pain) chiefly of the musculoskeletal system especially through the manual adjustment or manipulation of the spinal vertebrae to correct nervous system dysfunction : a specialist in chiropractic
The broad field of sports medicine includes many different practitioners, from massage therapists, acupuncturists and chiropractors to osteopaths, physicians, dentists, podiatrists, psychologists and psychiatrists.Carol L. Otis

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The source also clarified that despite nearly a year of dating rumors, Mendes was never really involved with his 51-year-old chiropractor, Dr. Jocelyne Miranda. Alyssa Bailey, ELLE, 14 Mar. 2023 At the turn of the new year, Shawn was rumored to be dating his 51-year-old chiropractor, Dr. Jocelyne Miranda. Leah Campano, Seventeen, 28 Feb. 2023 Mendes went shirtless for the sunny outing at Runyon Canyon, while the chiropractor, 51, wore a black cami top, black leggings, white sneakers and retro sunglasses. Kirsty Hatcher, Peoplemag, 22 Feb. 2023 Written clearance from a physician, physician assistant, chiropractor, or nurse practitioner is required before any participation in UIL practices, games or matches. Meghan Mangrum, Dallas News, 19 Oct. 2022 Other leading contenders in the GOP primary include former auto dealer Kevin Rinke, who has put $8 million of his own money in the race, as well as real-estate broker Ryan Kelley and chiropractor Garrett Soldano. Aaron Zitner, WSJ, 2 Aug. 2022 Jasmine Brown, 24, a chiropractor’s assistant, said that over the past few weeks, she’s felt emotionally exhausted through several conversations she’s had about race. Morgan Krakow, Anchorage Daily News, 6 June 2020 Check it out:Can a trip to the chiropractor cause a stroke? Andrew Wolfson, The Courier-Journal, 10 Feb. 2023 Investing in a supportive neck pillow will help improve your quality of rest, and might even save you a trip to the chiropractor. Paige Szmodis, Popular Mechanics, 9 Feb. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1904, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of chiropractor was in 1904

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“Chiropractor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Mar. 2023.

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