Question by  Mikey35 (22)

Is an orthopedist the same as a chiropractor?


Answer by  jamieellison (1637)

No, they are different. An orthopedist is a medical doctor (MD) who has specialized in bones, joints and movement. A chiropractor is not a medical doctor, but attended a chiropractic college.


Answer by  Tammytins (8)

These are not exactly the same. Orthopedists have medical degrees, and may work in a hospital setting or in a private office or clinic. They utilize physical therapy, drugs and surgery to correct bone problems. Chiropractors have a D. C. (Doctor of Chiropractic) degree, and they primarily utilize bone manipulation to correct bone and joint problems.


Answer by  technogeek (6640)

A chiropractor is basically a doctor who specializes in abnormalities of the spinal column that relate to posture. An orthopedist is a doctor who works with any and all bone problems. An orthopedist can fix a broken leg and a chiropractor cannot. If you are suffering a broken wrist or finger, go to the orthopedist.


Answer by  thilaga (66)

there is a difference between orthopedist and chiropractor. chiropractor does not have a medical degree ,orthopedist is a educated physician legally allowed to prescribe drugs for bones. chiropractor deals with foot.

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