what do chiropractors do?
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Alternative med: Chiropractic is a form of alternative medicine mostly concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, especially the spine.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Can chiropractors give inductions?
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Dr. David Milleranswered
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Induce labor? No.: No, chiropractors do not induce labor. Chiropractors are not allowed to prescribe, dispense, or administer medications as this falls outside of their primary training. It is possible that some claim to have special "chiropractic techniques" for inducing labor without drugs, but more likely they just do helpful massage, plus movements and positioning of a woman's back, hips, and legs.
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A 16-year-old member asked:
Can chiropractors help with earaches?
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Pediatrics 46 years experience
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A 30-year-old member asked:
What services do chiropractors provide?
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Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Massage: Chiropractors provide a deep, sometimes satisfying but occasionally dangerous, massage. They cannot diagnose and have no interest in cure as they want clients to come back again and again. Their disease theory has long ago been discredited but they are charismatic and convincing so patients continue to come back to them.
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Is chiropractors helpfull?
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Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Some for some issues: Research suggests that chiropractic treatment is safe and effective for back and neck pain and migraine headaches. Just as not all medical doctors are the same, i find some chiropractors give much higher quality care than others. I prefer chiropractors who use more gentle styles like direct non-force, network and activator techniques. I am wary of those who advise long-term treatment.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Could chiropractor write prescriptions?
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Aesthetic Medicine 35 years experience
No for standard rx: The degree confired on a chiropractor is not that of a medical doctor.
They may write for vitamins an some other therapies but not prescriptions for antibiotic blood pressure pain etc
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Last updated Dec 31, 2017
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