Chiropractors diagnose, treat and prevent patients’ neuromuscular-skeletal disorders of the spine, nervous system, pelvis and other body joints by adjusting the spinal column or through other corrective manipulation. They are usually in private practice or in clinics with other health practitioners.

They take patients’ case history, conduct examinations, observe patients, and perform X-rays and other tests to diagnose patient’s condition. Diagnosis of neuromuscular-skeletal disorders of the spinal column, pelvis, extremities and associated tissues and treating health disorders in a natural manner through adjustments or articular manipulations and complementary treatments such as electrotherapy, acupuncture, heat therapy and massage with special attention given to the spine are their jobs.

They also advise patients on alternate treatment modalities such as corrective exercises, posture, lifestyle and nutrition that have positive effects on the spine, joints, muscles and nervous system. They refer patients for medical care when appropriate.

Average Hourly


Range Hourly

$16.60 – $54.50

Average Yearly


Range Yearly

$32,379 – $106,275