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What is the difference between a massage therapist and a chiropractor?

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Dr. James Eitner
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Different Focus

A massage therapist generally works with the muscles and tissues using various techniques treat various problems.
Chiropractors work with the joints in the skeleton, making adjustments to treat problems. They may use some soft tissue techniques in their treatment, similar to massage. Both require training and should be licensed by the state.

In brief: Different Focus

A massage therapist generally works with the muscles and tissues using various techniques treat various problems.
Chiropractors work with the joints in the skeleton, making adjustments to treat problems. They may use some soft tissue techniques in their treatment, similar to massage. Both require training and should be licensed by the state.
Dr. James Eitner
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology

In brief: Limited

Chiropractors offers a strenuous, sometimes dangerous, massage based on an outmoded theory which has no anatomical basis.
Massage therapist are gentle, do not offer phoney theories, and generally provide good relief. Your family doctor can direct you if you are having musculoskeletal problems.

In brief: Limited

Chiropractors offers a strenuous, sometimes dangerous, massage based on an outmoded theory which has no anatomical basis.
Massage therapist are gentle, do not offer phoney theories, and generally provide good relief. Your family doctor can direct you if you are having musculoskeletal problems.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine

In brief: Traing and scope

Massage therapist have a more limited traing and educaiton and are very limited in their scope to just relaxation and massage.
A chiropractor has attended chiroparactic school and is limited in their scope of practice by their state board. They do manipulations, and other treatments but just massage is not what they are limited to.

In brief: Traing and scope

Massage therapist have a more limited traing and educaiton and are very limited in their scope to just relaxation and massage.
A chiropractor has attended chiroparactic school and is limited in their scope of practice by their state board. They do manipulations, and other treatments but just massage is not what they are limited to.
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Dr. Danny Proffitt
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