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David Miller
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Can chiropractors give inductions?

Can chiropractors give inductions?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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Dr. Ayo Adu
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Chiropractors (Definition)

Chiropractors are licensed professionals who practice a form of alternative medicine in treating patients with health problems relating to the body's muscular, nervous, and skeletal systems. They usually focus on manipulating and adjusting the spine ...Read more


Dr. Robert Kent
Board Certified, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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Which conditions do chiropractors treat?

Musculoskeletal : Issues. They normally treat misalignment issues related to the neck, back and joints with manual manipulation. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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What services do chiropractors provide?

Massage: Chiropractors provide a deep massage, which is occasionally satisfying but is not curative. It can sometimes be dangerous especially with the neck. They are not interested in cure and cannot diagnose since their disease understanding is based on a long since disproven theory. ...Read more

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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Board Certified, Pain Management
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How come chiropractors tell you to apply ice after an adjustment?

How come chiropractors tell you to apply ice after an adjustment?

Some do: They also ask that you drink lots of water. The sore muscles that are inflamed need to decrease in swelling and thus decrease pressure on nerves. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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Dr. Randy Baker
Board Certified, Holistic Medicine
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Is chiropractors helpfull?

Is chiropractors helpfull?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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What are the problems treated by chiropractors ?

No limits: Most chiropractors have been taught that deep manipulation of the back can treat anything. They actually are operating with an outmoded, discredited theory and so as long as you understand they offer only a deep massage and no diagnosis or cure for anything, then that is what to expect. Always see your regular doctor first. ...Read more

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Dr. Wenjay Sung
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What is the general take on chiropractors from an m.Ds point of view? Do they prove to be safe? Effective?

Hypertension: There are studies that show therapeutic manipulation helps treatment of high blood pressure. Other than that, studies are still needed to show systematic manipulation can benefit other pathologies. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Finkelstein
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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What is your opinion on chiropractors?

Opinion: chiropractors are a great adjunct to health care discuss issues with your provider before starting treatment ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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Are chiropractors licensed to legitimately review xrays with much accuracy?

Questionable: My experience with chiropractic xrys in children is that they almost always tell the parents that there is a problem. When I have had these xrys reviewed by a certified pediatric radiologist, I have found 100% of the time that the "abnormal" xrys are in fact totally normal. Hmmmm..... ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Kent
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What do doctors think about chiropractors?

Chiropractors are: Valuable healthcare providers that have a specific focus of practice as many specialists do. Depending on ones healthcare issues related to the musculoskeletal system, they can be a vital member of your healthcare team! ...Read more

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