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Hoping you can tell me, is osteopath better than a chiropractor?

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Dr. Michelle Gordon
General Surgery 21 years experience
Yes: I think so but i'm biased. Osteopaths are fully trained medical physicians.

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A 42-year-old member asked:

What is better to see; a chiropractor or an osteopath?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Osteopath: Osteopathic physicians are well trained in all of general medicine and have some interest in proper manipulation as well. Chiropractors diagnose based upon an outdated, discredited theory and really offer only a deep massage. An osteopath can do it all and provide the best overall evaluation and treatment.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Which are better to go to: chiropractors or osteopaths?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Osteopaths: Osteopathic physicians are thoroughly trained physicians equivalent to m.D's who have an emphasis in their training on spinal and joint manipulation of the type practiced by chiropractors. Chiros depend upon an obsolete and thoroughly discredited theory of disease causation and offer a deep massage but no diagnosis or cure. An osteopath will give you a complete treatment and is preferred.

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