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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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 In addition to selling to individual customers, Sunshine Organic Herbals sells to birth centers, chiropractors, spas, tea shops, coffee houses and specialty shops. Austen Erblat,, "Sunshine Organic Herbals now open in Delray Beach," 6 July 2018 Pierce Sweeney, a 32-year-old chiropractor in San Antonio, Texas, said calls for bans or restrictions at one time prompted gun owners to buy more. Cameron Mcwhirter, WSJ, "The ‘Trump Slump’: With a Friend in the White House, Gun Sales Sag," 30 Aug. 2018 People in these fields work as chiropractors, pharmacists, doctors, respiratory therapists and nurses. Cathie Anderson, sacbee, "Which city’s health workers boast highest disposable income? Hint: It’s a capital," 28 June 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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