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A chiropractor examines patients using a variety of tests, x-ray and other imaging procedures and electrodiagnostic instruments to determine diagnosis; and adjusts the muscular/skeletal parts of a patient's body, such as the spine, using hands/fingers to remove nerve interference as well as to relieve pain and physical disorders. Chiropractors may use mechanical or electrical instruments to assist in treatment, and may provide counseling in areas of nutrition, exercise and stress.

Licensing Requirements

An applicant must file an application for licensure/registration with the New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, to practice as a chiropractor in New York State. The latest information and requirements for licensure are available on the New York State Education Department's Office of the Professions website at

Fees: (as of August 2, 2012)

The licensure fee is $294.

Licenses Issued and Active

In 2010, there were 185 licenses issued for this occupation.
In 2011, there were 149 licenses issued for this occupation.

Licensing Authority

New York State Education Department
Office of the Professions
Division of Professional Licensing Services
Chiropractic Unit
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12234
Phone: (518) 474-3817 Ext. 250

Standard Occupational Classification

29-1011 - Chiropractors
To learn more about this occupation search the Occupational Information Network (O*Net).

Additional Information

International Chiropractors Association
1110 N. Glebe Road, Suite 1000
Arlington, Virginia 22201
Phone: (800) 423-4690, or (703) 528-5000
Fax: (703) 528-5023


Fees stated and other information contained in this report are subject to change. Please contact the licensing authority listed above for the most current information.

This page was last updated on 10/4/12.

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