What does a Chiropractor do?

Assess, treat, and care for patients by manipulation of spine and musculoskeletal system. May provide spinal adjustment or address sacral or pelvic misalignment.

Jobs Roles

  • Perform a series of manual adjustments to the spine or other articulations of the body to correct the musculoskeletal system.
  • Evaluate the functioning of the neuromuscularskeletal system and the spine using systems of chiropractic diagnosis.
  • Diagnose health problems by reviewing patients' health and medical histories, questioning, observing, and examining patients and interpreting x-rays.
  • Maintain accurate case histories of patients.
  • Advise patients about recommended courses of treatment.
  • Obtain and record patients' medical histories.
  • Analyze x-rays to locate the sources of patients' difficulties and to rule out fractures or diseases as sources of problems.
  • Counsel patients about nutrition, exercise, sleeping habits, stress management, or other matters.
  • Consult with or refer patients to appropriate health practitioners when necessary.
  • Suggest and apply the use of supports such as straps, tapes, bandages, or braces if necessary.
  • Recommend and arrange for diagnostic procedures, such as blood chemistry tests, saliva tests, x-rays, or other imaging procedures.
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