chi·​ro·​prac·​tor | \ ˈkī-rə-ˌprak-tər How to pronounce chiropractor (audio) , ˌkī-rə-ˈprak-\
plural chiropractors

Definition of chiropractor

: 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

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The state Fire Marshal’s Office says the Aug. 24 blast killed chiropractor Anthony Ferrara of Cache, who operated a chiropractic clinic in Lawton and owned the vacant home about 78 miles southwest of Oklahoma City. USA TODAY, "Disney surprise, foreign feral hogs, porous pavement: News from around our 50 states," 13 Sep. 2019 Accident solicitations: Several Ohio chiropractors have filed a federal lawsuit seeking to block a law that restricts their ability to solicit clients in the immediate aftermath of a car crash or crime. Cliff Pinckard,, "Cleveland city prosecutor blames CMHA police over lack of Frank Q. Jackson charges: The Wake Up for Monday, Sept. 9, 2019," 9 Sep. 2019 Davin Barbanell, a 40-year-old chiropractor, prefers living in Hallandale Beach to Miami. Nancy Keates, WSJ, "This Once-Scruffy Beach Town Is South Florida’s New Real Estate Hot Spot," 13 Feb. 2019 But your post-movie chiropractor visit might set you back a little more. John Meyer, The Know, "Colorado Parks and Wildlife will begin issuing 2019 hunting reservations later this month," 6 Aug. 2019 The bizarre saga of a Cranston chiropractor whose business is getting $1 million from the state could become one of the biggest debates when lawmakers take up the budget Friday afternoon. Dan Mcgowan,, "The battle over the Burrillville power plant takes center stage. R.I. codifies Roe v. Wade. Will sports be saved in Warwick?," 20 June 2019 An 8-8 season was the forecast of Jim Caballero, a San Diego chiropractor who wore a Marcus Allen shirt. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: With Chargers gone, will Raiders fans expand presence in San Diego?," 31 Aug. 2019 It was owned by Dr. Greg Millar, a chiropractor who now owns a chain of clinics across North Alabama. Anna Claire Vollers |, al, "Authorities heard sexual misconduct claims against Alabama doctor for more than a decade," 25 Aug. 2019 Coral Springs: Health Associates of Florida chiropractor physician Robert D’Amora offers CBD therapeutic treatments and massages. Marcia Heroux Pounds,, "CBD massages now offered by salons and chiropractors, but buyer beware," 23 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of chiropractor

1904, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chiropractor

chiropract(ic) + -or entry 1

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