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Chiropractic is the adjective, but what does a chiropractor practice, chiropractry?

Asked by flo (13313points) November 8th, 2018

What is it that I’m seeing him/her do?
What is the noun form? I mean a doctor practices medicine, a plumber practices plumbing, does a chiropractor practice chiropracting or chiropractry, or other?

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Adagio's avatar

After quite a bit of searching, it seems the word you’re looking for is chiropracty.

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ARE_you_kidding_me's avatar

I call it quackery

flo's avatar

Is it because of the stroke cases? I have to update myself about the whole thing.

Patty_Melt's avatar

I thought they were chirop actors.

ARE_you_kidding_me's avatar

@flo The entire premise and system of “medicine” behind “chiropractic” offers little more than someone peddling snake oil elixir. I do know some chiropractors are actually physical therapists in disguise so they can open their own practice. Those people are legit but chiropractors do not operate on a basis of medical science. It’s one of the great examples of B.S. becoming accepted and mainstream yet it is just a highly polished turd.

Caravanfan's avatar

@ARE_you_kidding_me I couldn’t have said it better myself.

I’ll just add that chiropractors make money by having you come back to them time and time again. Physical therapists goal is to get you healthy with home exercises so you don’t have to come back.

si3tech's avatar

The practice of Chiropracty.

flo's avatar

Would someone post links for “Chiropracty”.

flo's avatar

@ARE_you_kidding_me Just for stroke thing, I would avoid it. (Google/stroke and chiropractic manipulation)

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