You might hire a chiropractor to:

  • Arrange and analyze diagnostic X-rays to locate the source of pain and rule out fracture or disease
  • Educate patients about the benefits of routine chiropractic care, with a recommended course of treatment

  • Evaluate patients using chiropractic diagnosis, determining neuromusculoskeletal and other spine-related conditions

  • Perform spinal adjustments and other bodily articulations to relieve pain and improve mobility and function

Required skills and qualifications Preferred skills and qualifications
Degree in biology relevant to the country of employment, like a bachelor’s degree in the US
Two or more years’ experience as a chiropractor
Strong interpersonal skills
Degree from an accredited chiropractic university, relevant to the country of employment, such as a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) degree in the US
Good motor skills and dexterity
Professional certification and required regional licensure
Excellent critical thinking abilities