Chiropractic LPNs

Career Guide: Salary, Job Duties, and More

This page offers details on the expected salaries, day-to-day job duties, and additional insights for those exploring or considering a career as a licensed practical nurse in chiropractic care.

Chiropractic Nurse

What is a Chiropractic LPN?

Chiropractic LPNs are nurses who work in chiropractic settings under the supervision of licensed chiropractors. Their specific roles and responsibilities can vary across workplaces. In general, they may be involved in certain administrative, clinical, and patient care duties to assist with chiropractic treatments and procedures.

These nurses typically have training in both nursing and complementary therapies like chiropractic care. They utilize this blended knowledge to help coordinate patient services, facilitate wellness education, perform basic assessments and procedures, and support the chiropractor.

The scope and recognition of chiropractic LPNs is still establishing itself, but these nurses contribute a diverse skill set to chiropractic health teams. Their cross-disciplinary experience aids communication and integration of care between chiropractic, medical, and nursing models.

What Are the Responsibilities of a Chiropractic LPN?

The scope of practice for chiropractic LPNs can vary depending on certifications, facility policies, and state regulations. But overall they enhance chiropractic care and patient experiences through duties like:

Most chiropractic nurses work in private chiropractic offices, though increasing opportunities are arising in hospitals, multispecialty clinics, and integrative health centers that offer combined medical and chiropractic services. Those with adaptation skills and cross-disciplinary knowledge are valued in these evolving collaborative environments.

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What is the Salary of a Chiropractic LPN?

The outlook for careers as chiropractic nurses appears promising as the field continues to establish itself and integrate with mainstream healthcare. Though specific projections are unavailable given the developing role, broader growth in chiropractic demand and utilization points to supportive conditions. 

Chiropractic nurses possessing both nursing and specialized training in areas like musculoskeletal assessments, subluxation theories, neurological testing, and manual therapies should see growing avenues amid these trends. Those able to adapt clinical skill sets across medical and chiropractic models may be increasingly valued for their cross-disciplinary communication abilities.

While the exact size and scope of chiropractic nursing are still evolving across states, the underlying conditions seem hospitable for those looking to enter this emerging specialty within integrative health. Blending nursing and chiropractic knowledge could prove useful in bridging healthcare approaches for better patient outcomes and experiences.

National Average: Unavailable

U.S. RegionsAverage Salary

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Salary RangeUnavailable
Common BenefitsHealth insurance, retirement, vacation & bonuses

How Do I Become a Chiropractic LPN?

Those interested in the blended roles of chiropractic nursing first need foundational training in nursing care through either an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree program. From there, additional education focuses understanding concepts vital to chiropractic approaches:

This specialized knowledge allows chiropractic nurses to integrate their clinical skills across medical and chiropractic disciplines when caring for patients. Some facilities may also require or encourage certifications in areas like Nutrition, Massage Therapy, or as a Chiropractic Technician depending on responsibilities.


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