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Do Chiropractors Really Put Bones Back in Place?

One of the most common misconceptions I hear is that chiropractors put bones back in place. For this to be true, it would require that a bone was first "out of place." Bones can go out of place; however, it is extremely rare and involves a significant accident or injury. Additionally, in the rare cases that it does occur, it is a medical emergency, not something that can be adjusted back into place. Why do chiropractors have a reputation for putting bones back in place? I believe this happens for two reasons.  When joints and muscles are injured or irritated, it truly does feel like something is "out of whack." It's usually easier for a chiropractor to say that they are aligning someone's spine than to explain what's probably really happening Why does it feel out of place? To understand this, you need to know that we have an incredible amount of nerve endings...