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Chiropractic in Missouri

Chiropractic in Missouri

There are almost 1,900 licensed chiropractic physicians in the state of Missouri. Chiropractors were first licensed in the state of Missouri in 1927. Supervision and licensure is the responsibility of the Missouri Board of Chiropractic Examiners and is overseen by the Division of Professional Registration, an agency within the Missouri Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions & Professional Registration.

According to Missouri statutes, “The practice of chiropractic is defined as the science and art of examination, diagnosis, adjustment, manipulation and treatment of malpositioned articulations and structures of the body, both in inpatient and outpatient settings. The adjustment, manipulation or treatment shall be directed toward restoring and maintaining the normal neuromuscular and musculoskeletal function and health.”

The law goes on to read that “It shall not include the use of operative surgery, obstetrics, osteopathy, podiatry, nor the administration or prescribing of any drug or medicine nor the practice of medicine. The practice of chiropractic is declared not to be the practice of medicine and operative surgery or osteopathy.”

Board of Chiropractic Examiners
3605 Missouri Boulevard
P.O. Box 672
Jefferson City, 65102-0672
(573) 751-2104