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.
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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.
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A stupid shitty person who cracks your fucking back just to kill you
He went to the chiropractor the other day and got blood on his back.
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An alternative healthcare practitioner with a Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) degree from a 4-year chiropractic college. DC's perform joint and spinal manipulation, based on the vitalistic belief that mechanical adjustments improve health by correcting nerve interference and, thereby, allowing the body’s innate healing intelligence to take over. Despite the name, chiropractic doctors are not medical doctors or physicians.

Systematic reviews of controlled clinical studies have found no evidence that chiropractic manipulation is effective for the treatment of disease, with the possible exception of treatment for back pain.
I thought the YouTube doctor’s advice was kind of fishy, so I checked the bio for his license: D.C… He’s a Chiropractor!
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A “doctor” who performs “massages,” and if one gets lucky, happy endings are a bonus.

Note: These specific types typically work out of a local gym’s office and will shit where they eat. Committed clients preferred.
Me: Hey can you recommend a good place to get my back fixed?

Buddy: No, but I know a place that can attempt to get your back blown. Just have your insurance code it as “chiropractic work.”

Disclaimer - Chiropractors are often a physically hideous sight; bring a paper bag.
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Verb, maneuver

While masturbating, grabbing ones testicles and pulling backwards as far as one can up the back.
I thought Jess was giving himself a reach around, turns out he was doing The Chiropractor.
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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?
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