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The Historical Development and Proof of Lumbar Traction Used in Physical Therapy

@inproceedings{Hidayet2014TheHD,
  title={The Historical Development and Proof of Lumbar Traction Used in Physical Therapy},
  author={Hidayet and Sari and Tuğçe and Ozekli and Misirlioglu and Ulku and Akarirmak and Sarmad and Hussain and Hanifi and Deniz and Kecebas},
  year={2014}
}
Lumbar traction is a physical modality that has been used in the treatment of mechanical spinal diseases. The present article focuses on the history of lumbar traction starting from early antiquity until today. The oldest existing reference available about axial traction belongs to an ancient Indian religious literature written between 3500 BC and 1800 BC. Hippocrates was the first physician to use an axial traction device to correct spinal deformities. Since Hippocrates’ time, traction… 
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