Definitions

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  • n. A health care practitioner who specializes in chiropractic, the hands on or hand-held instrumental movement of the bone structure of the body to improve the function of the joints and/or nervous system.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a therapist who practics chiropractic.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a therapist who practices chiropractic

Etymologies

From Ancient Greek χείρ (kheir, "hand") + πρᾶξις (praksis, "action, activity, practice") (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The title chiropractor and its legal underpinnings should become dead letters: if no treatment can be based on the idea of subluxations there can be no chiropractors.

    Simon's Choice

  • As for "manipulative finesse," I find it enjoyable only when the chiropractor is putting my back into place.

    Fiction

  • Oh, my regular chiropractor is on vacation so there's someone standing in for him (his chiropractor, actually), and he was talking with me about my trip up north and drawing the map on my back, haha.

    "Oh, not this one again!"

  • I called a chiropractor in Gallup who had treated one of the other sick children.

    Yellow Dirt

  • So I call a chiropractor and get an appointment to come in and have the guy pound on my back until I feel better.

    unclebob Diary Entry

  • An excellent chiropractor is located in Guadalajara ....

    Good doctor or chiropractor for back in Chapala

  • "When he starts to get sticky moving to the left I call the chiropractor and physical therapist and they do therapy, and within a day or two he's loose and limber and ready to go."

    UK News - Main News

  • Out of desperation, I called my chiropractor and asked if he could adjust Jesse, since he has helped me so much over the years.

    The Denver Newspaper Agency YourHub.com Stories

  • “Honey, somehow I don’t think our chiropractor is all she is cracked up to be”

    Beat 360° – 9/17/2009

  • We called her chiropractor, Dr. McDaniel, who came to the house immediately to check it out; he thought it was nothin’.

    It Ain’t All About the Cookin’

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