7 doctors weighed in:

Do d.O.'s do neck cracking or neck adjustments like chiropractors do (for neck tightness)?

7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Daniel McGee
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: D.O.s do adjustments

Doctors of osteopathic medicine, or D.
O.S, are trained to diagnose and treat musculoskeletal issues such as neck and back pain with omt(osteopathic manipulative treatment). Omt provides many options for treating diverse medical conditions and is similar to chiropractic in some ways, but also unique and can vary depending on the physician. Dos also have equivalent education and training to mds.

In brief: D.O.s do adjustments

Doctors of osteopathic medicine, or D.
O.S, are trained to diagnose and treat musculoskeletal issues such as neck and back pain with omt(osteopathic manipulative treatment). Omt provides many options for treating diverse medical conditions and is similar to chiropractic in some ways, but also unique and can vary depending on the physician. Dos also have equivalent education and training to mds.
Dr. Daniel McGee
Dr. Daniel McGee
Thank
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology

In brief: Somewhat

D.O.'s have been trained in adjustment therapy but have the significant advantage of understanding diseases of the body and spine in the light of modern medical knowledge.
A chiro is likely to strenuously massage the neck without a diagnosis and possibly cause permanent damage. A D.O. Will given gentle and focused neck massage that is likely to be helpful and not dangerous.

In brief: Somewhat

D.O.'s have been trained in adjustment therapy but have the significant advantage of understanding diseases of the body and spine in the light of modern medical knowledge.
A chiro is likely to strenuously massage the neck without a diagnosis and possibly cause permanent damage. A D.O. Will given gentle and focused neck massage that is likely to be helpful and not dangerous.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Thank
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine

In brief: Possibly

D.O.'s are physicians who are also trained to perform manipulation of the spine, as well as other joints.
Interview your local D.O. To see if they do manipulation as part of their practice.

In brief: Possibly

D.O.'s are physicians who are also trained to perform manipulation of the spine, as well as other joints.
Interview your local D.O. To see if they do manipulation as part of their practice.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Eric Weisman
Board Certified, Neurology
32 years in practice
9M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors