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One who is a licensed practitioner of chiropractic. It is the Doctoral degree comparable to the medical degree, consisting of approximately 5500 hours of post graduate education.
Chiropractic is based on the vitalistic theory that human beings are self-regulating, self-maintaining and self-healing organisms whose nervous systems control and coordinate all other systems of the body. Interference to the nervous system can happen over the course of one's life causing a lessening of the function of the body. Chiropractors reduce or correct these interferences and the body is able to express life through the nervous system once again, creating a healing environment.
The diagnosis and treatment of disease is the practice of medicine using drugs, radiation and surgery. It is interested in sickness and what causes people to die. Chiropractic is the location and correction of nerve pressure by adjusting the spine. It is interested in health and what makes people live.
Since I've been going to the chiropractor, my overall health has improved.
by AmSav July 03, 2011
 
1.
A healthcare practitioner who receieved a Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) degree from a 4-year acreditted chiropractic college. DC's perform vertebral and extremity adjustments for the correction of vertebral misalignments (aka subluxations). Adjustments correct nerve interference and/or impingment to bring about better flow of the nervous system to all parts of the body (organs, muscles, etc). Chiropractic is in limited ways associated with, but not to be mistaken by massage therapy, physical therapy, osteopathy, and medicine. It's the fastest growing healthcare profession to date, and will remain on the fore-front of family healthcare & disease prevention for years to come.
Chiropractors are the future of primary healthcare. Don't dis it, until you try it.
by j to the bizzo May 03, 2005
 
3.
1) crook
2) wannabe doctor
3) snake oil salesman
4) Not a doctor

A person that cannont get into actual medical school that still thinks they are a doctor. This practice is a joke and is routinely mocked at quackwatch.com
The chiropractor said I needed maintenence on my subluxations on his free neck x-ray. Ironically the neck x-ray I had at the hospital was completely normal.

I got unsolicted mailings and phone calls from chiropractors offices after I was involved in an accident.

The chiropractor sold me herbal supplements
by teabag October 29, 2007
 
4.
A "doctor" who uses fear mongering and clever marketing ploys to get repeat business instead of proven scientific methods. Much of what chiropractors do is based on the pseudoscience of sublaxation. A chiropractor will happily take all of your money to crack your back and neck. If you see one and don't get worse or lose all of your money, consider yourself lucky.
Chemistry Ph. D: I have a doctorate so you can call me doctor. I understand science much better than a chiropractor does. If I buy a white coat, will you give me $90/week for the rest of your life to crack your back?
by iLikeSoup May 08, 2010
 
5.
A quack. Psuedo-science mixed with con-artistry and more attention to patient relationships creates a winning$$$ combination. The buzz work of chiropractic "Subluxations" have never been shown on an x-ray.
I saw my chiropractor every week. It was costing me a ton, and then I read quackwatch and realized I'd been taken in by a fraud with no scientific basis
by paustone November 16, 2007