Can chiropractors perform surgery?
Chiropractors treat patients who are ill or in pain without the
use of drugs or surgery. They use manual treatments and even
physical therapy treatments, exercise nutritional and lifestyle
modifications also to correct the problems causing the pain.
No they cannot perform surgery.
A DO is a Doctor of Osteopathic medicine. A chiropractor is a Doctor of Chiropractic. In the beginning (early 1900's) both Chiropractors and Osteopaths treated the body through spinal manipulation. Now Osteopaths have joined the American Medical Association and currently prescribe drugs and perform surgery. While they are trained in spinal alignment and manipulation it can be difficult to find an Osteopath that performs this procedure. Chiropractors are an independent group and remain commited to…