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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Each is a fitting description, said David Shahar, the paper’s first author, a chiropractor who recently completed a Ph.D. in biomechanics at Sunshine Coast., "Horns are growing on young people’s skulls; researchers blame phone use," 22 June 2019 Rosenberg's affidavit is one exhibit in the lawsuit filed by State Farm in 2016 against several area medical clinics, doctors, chiropractors and businessmen who the suit alleges were involved in no-fault auto insurance patient mills. Jc Reindl, Detroit Free Press, "Claim: My husband helped attorney Mike Morse hide MRI center money," 19 June 2019 The vast majority of vendors are associated with the theme of the expo, although local realtors, chiropractors and two food trucks also will be in attendance, Ciesielczyk said. Rafael Guerrero, Elgin Courier-News, "Elgin pet expo this Saturday to be held in larger venue with nearly 50 vendors," 13 June 2019 Season 13: Rachel Lindsay and Bryan Abasolo Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay was immediately drawn to chiropractor Bryan Abasolo during her 2017 season. Heather Finn, Good Housekeeping, "There's a Wild 'Bachelorette' Fan Theory That Says Hannah Will End Up With Luke P.," 14 May 2019 That’s the word from two reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention out Thursday, which looked at the changes in the use of yoga, meditation, and chiropractors between 2012 and 2017. Eliza Barclay, Vox, "The growth of yoga and meditation in the US since 2012 is remarkable," 11 Nov. 2018 Alternative pain treatments The Ohio State Chiropractic Association is calling for greater awareness of chiropractor care for pain patients. Jackie Borchardt,, "Research, jobs among opioid crisis solutions touted in Ohio," 23 Mar. 2018 Karen Erickson, a chiropractor and member of the American Chiropractic Association’s Council on Women’s Health, tells Teen Vogue that bras and back pain are not a black-and-white subject. Emma Sarran Webster, Teen Vogue, "Why You Don't Have to Wear a Bra," 30 Nov. 2018 Håkan Spännar, a 54 year old chiropractor, voted for the Sweden Democrats Sunday and highlighted crime, safety, and social welfare as his biggest areas of concern. Bojan Pancevski, WSJ, "Swedes Vote as Establishment Faces Down Far-Right Challenge," 9 Sep. 2018

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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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