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Articles posted in October, 2013

Traction (“spinal decompression therapy”) doesn’t help lower back pain

The latest available clinical data does not support the use of traction (either manual traction or machine-based “non-surgical spinal decompression therapy”) for treating patients with lower back pain with or without sciatica, other than for providing temporary pain relief. Lower back pain is a major source of disability, work absenteeism…