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Is it legal for a Chiropractor in California to prescribe a

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Is it legal for a Chiropractor in California to prescribe a TENS unit (after examining a patient).

Yes, it is legal.


A chiropractor may, as part of his or her practice, manipulate the muscle and connective tissue using manual and mechanical techniques, which is what a TENS unit does.

Just FYI -- you will not find any rule, statute or other law that explicitly says a chiropractor may prescribe TENS treatment. Rather, the ability of a chiropractor to do so stems from the more general grant of authority already noted to you.


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