TRACTION OF ANY KIND IS PRETTY MUCH USELESS FOR TREATING LOW BACK PAIN
Wegner I, Widyahening IS, van Tulder MW, et al. Traction for low-back pain with or without sciatica.Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2013 Aug 19;8:CD003010. (Review)
To assess the effects of traction compared to placebo, sham traction, reference treatments and no treatment in people with LBP. SEARCH
We searched the Cochrane Back Review Group Specialized Register, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (2012, Issue 8), MEDLINE (January 2006 to August 2012), EMBASE (January 2006 to August 2012), CINAHL (January 2006 to August 2012), and reference lists of articles and personal files. The review authors are not aware of any important new randomized controlled trial (RCTs) on this topic since the date of the last search.