A chiropractic technique specifies the protocol a chiropractor follows when treating a patient. The technique often details the patient analysis procedure, patient positioning instructions, where to put the hands/tool on the patient and how to apply the corrective intervention.
There are well over 100 chiropractic techniques, each with their own ideas about what is going on in the spine/body and how best to treat it.
The previous section detailed all of the scientific evidence for chiropractic care. The entirety of this research investigated the effectiveness of high velocity, low amplitude (HVLA) spinal manipulation and no other form of chiropractic. HVLA spinal manipulation utilises a quick thrust over a short distance. It is usually applied to the spine to push it slightly past the normal joint range of motion.
An evidence-based chiropractor will use this type of spinal manipulation as their primary form of treatment as it is the only form of chiropractic that has solid evidence behind it.
It is likely that not even half of those 100+ techniques involved HVLA spinal manipulation. If a chiropractor doesn’t use this technique they are basically shooting in the dark. There are two possible outcomes: