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What is the difference between chiropractor and osteopath?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Very different

Osteopaths (do's) are fully licensed physicians who can practice in all 50 states, writing prescriptions & performing surgery, in essence, the same as their allopathic colleagues (md's).
Chiropractors are not licensed physicians; they cannot write prescriptions or perform surgery. They do have a license for being a doctor of chiropractic, performing manipulative therapy. Do's also do manipulation.

In brief: Very different

Osteopaths (do's) are fully licensed physicians who can practice in all 50 states, writing prescriptions & performing surgery, in essence, the same as their allopathic colleagues (md's).
Chiropractors are not licensed physicians; they cannot write prescriptions or perform surgery. They do have a license for being a doctor of chiropractic, performing manipulative therapy. Do's also do manipulation.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Significant

Osteopaths essentially are fully qualified doctors who have a little extra training in joint manipulation and massage.
They can prescribe medication, do surgery and are a good starting point for any musculoskeletal problems. Chiropractors are not doctors, cannot prescribe, and operate under an outmoded theory of disease that has been fully discredited.

In brief: Significant

Osteopaths essentially are fully qualified doctors who have a little extra training in joint manipulation and massage.
They can prescribe medication, do surgery and are a good starting point for any musculoskeletal problems. Chiropractors are not doctors, cannot prescribe, and operate under an outmoded theory of disease that has been fully discredited.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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