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

Examples of chiropractor in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The chiropractor also alleges that Lindsay is using joint funds to pay personal expenses unrelated to the divorce. Esme Mazzeo, Peoplemag, 6 May 2024 In several viral videos, parents and chiropractors detail how lifting baby’s legs up during a diaper change can cause hip and spine problems and make your baby extra gassy. Blake Bakkila, Parents, 2 May 2024 Commenters on the sheriff’s office’s Facebook posts praised her work as a chiropractor and spoke about their shock over her disappearance. Patrick Smith, NBC News, 16 Nov. 2023 The warrant also said that Vargas and Arenas had a chiropractor appointment that afternoon. Jeff A. Chamer, Charlotte Observer, 13 Feb. 2024 See all Example Sentences for chiropractor 

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'chiropractor.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History

First Known Use

1904, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of chiropractor was in 1904

Dictionary Entries Near chiropractor

Cite this Entry

“Chiropractor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

More from Merriam-Webster on chiropractor

Last Updated: - Updated example sentences
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!