No. It’s not so much a matter of “can’t” as it is “don’t want to.” The school of chiropractic medicine was founded as an alternative to the dangerous drugs and procedures in use by the medical profession at the end of the 19th century. In most states and under federal law, chiropractors are also regarded as physicians, with the only difference between us and medical doctors being that chiropractic doctors do not prescribe medications and medical doctors cannot safely adjust the spine. In some states, chiropractors can perform minor in-office surgery.