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Clinical Efficacy of Mechanical Traction vs. Conventional Physiotherapy for Lumbar Disc Herniation

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August 2022

Clinical Efficacy of Mechanical Traction vs. Conventional Physiotherapy for Lumbar Disc Herniation

Vol: 279| Issue: 1| Number:6| ISSN#: 2564-2537
Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:1

Clinical Efficacy of Mechanical Traction as Physical Therapy for Lumbar Disc Herniation: A Meta-Analysis

Comput Math Methods Med. 2022 Jun 21;2022: 5670303.

Contributing Authors:
W Wang F Long X Wu S Li J Lin

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Synopsis

6 studies including 239 patients with lumbar disc herniation were included in this meta-analysis comparing mechanical traction plus conventional physical therapy (n=123) vs. conventional physical therapy alone (n=116). Pooled outcomes of interest included pain on a Visual Analog Scale (VAS), the Oswestry Disability Index (ODI), and the Schober test. Results revealed significantly better pooled VAS...

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