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Table 4 Techniques reported as first choice to treat specific musculoskeletal disorders

From: Chiropractic treatment approaches for spinal musculoskeletal conditions: a cross-sectional survey

Musculoskeletal condition Most commonly reported first choice 2ndmost commonly reported first choice 3rdmost commonly reported first choice
Cervical myofascial pain syndrome Div (46%) STT (32%) Instr (9%)
Torticollis Div (40%) STT (32%) Instr (13%)
Cervical facet syndrome Div (70%) Instr (12%) STT (7%)
Cervical disc syndrome (without radiculopathy) Div (36%) Instr (21%) STT (18%)
Cervical disc syndrome (with radiculopathy) Instr (26%) STT (20%) Div (18%)
Cervical lateral stenosis Div (35%) Instr (21%) STT (18%)
Cervical central stenosis Instr (23%) Div (22%) STT (20%)
Cervical related headache Div (68%) STT (12%) Instr (8%)
Thoracic myofascial pain syndrome Div (46%) STT (31%) Instr (7%)
Thoracic facet syndrome Div (73%) Gon (8%) Instr (8%)
Rib dysfunction Div (70%) Instr (10%) STT (8%)
Lumbar myofascial pain syndrome Div (34%) STT (32%) Instr (8%)
Lumbar facet syndrome Div (59%) TPT (10%) Instr (8%)
Lumbar disc syndrome (without radiculopathy) Div (30%) FlexDist (14%) TPT (13%)
Lumbar disc syndrome (with radiculopathy) Div (18%) FlexDist (18%) STT (16%)
Lumbar lateral stenosis Div (30%) FlexDist (13%) STT (12%)
Lumbar central stenosis Div (20%) FlexDist (18%) Instr (12%)
Sacroiliac dysfunction Div (49%) TPT (18%) Gon (8%)
  1. Key: STT = soft tissue therapy. TPT = Table assisted drop piece/Thompson technique. Instr = Instrument adjusting (Activator or similar). Gon = Gonstead. Div = Diversified. FlexDist = Flexion distraction.