Traction for low-back pain with or without sciatica.

  title={Traction for low-back pain with or without sciatica.},
  author={Judy Clarke and Maurits van Tulder and Stefan I E Blomberg and Henrika C W de Vet and Geert J. M. G. van der Heijden and Gert Bronfort},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
BACKGROUND Various types of traction are used in the treatment of low-back pain (LBP), often in conjunction with other treatments. OBJECTIVES To determine the effectiveness of traction in the management of LBP. SEARCH STRATEGY We searched The Cochrane Library 2004, Issue 4, MEDLINE, EMBASE, and CINAHL to November 2004, references in relevant reviews, and our personal files. SELECTION CRITERIA Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) examining any type of traction for the treatment of acute… CONTINUE READING

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