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Traction for low-back pain with or without sciatica

  1. Inge Wegner1,*,
  2. Indah S Widyahening2,
  3. Maurits W van Tulder3,
  4. Stefan EI Blomberg4,
  5. Henrica CW de Vet5,
  6. Gert Brønfort6,
  7. Lex M Bouter7,
  8. Geert J van der Heijden8

Editorial Group: Cochrane Back and Neck Group

Published Online: 19 AUG 2013

Assessed as up-to-date: 13 MAY 2013

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD003010.pub5


How to Cite

Wegner I, Widyahening IS, van Tulder MW, Blomberg SEI, de Vet HCW, Brønfort G, Bouter LM, van der Heijden GJ. Traction for low-back pain with or without sciatica. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 8. Art. No.: CD003010. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD003010.pub5.

Author Information

  1. 1

    University Medical Center Utrecht, Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery; G05.129, Utrecht, Netherlands

  2. 2

    Faculty of Medicine Universitas Indonesia - Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital, Centre for Clinical Epidemiology & Evidence-Based Medicine, Jakarta, Indonesia

  3. 3

    VU University, Department of Health Sciences, Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, Amsterdam, Netherlands

  4. 4

    Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Family Medicine Section, Uppsala, Sweden

  5. 5

    VU University Medical Center, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, Amsterdam, Netherlands

  6. 6

    Northwestern Health Sciences University, Wolfe-Harris Center for Clinical Studies, Bloomington, MN, USA

  7. 7

    VU University, Amsterdam, Netherlands

  8. 8

    Academic Center for Dentistry Amsterdam (ACTA), Department of Social Dentistry, Amsterdam, Netherlands

*Inge Wegner, Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery; G05.129, University Medical Center Utrecht, Heidelberglaan 100, Utrecht, 3584 CX, Netherlands. i.wegner@umcutrecht.nl.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New search for studies and content updated (no change to conclusions)
  2. Published Online: 19 AUG 2013

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[Figure 1]
Figure 1. Risk of bias summary: review authors' judgements about each risk of bias item for each included study.
[Analysis 1.1]
Analysis 1.1. Comparison 1 Low-back pain with/without radiation, traction versus placebo, sham or no treatment, Outcome 1 Pain intensity.
[Analysis 1.2]
Analysis 1.2. Comparison 1 Low-back pain with/without radiation, traction versus placebo, sham or no treatment, Outcome 2 Functional status.
[Analysis 1.3]
Analysis 1.3. Comparison 1 Low-back pain with/without radiation, traction versus placebo, sham or no treatment, Outcome 3 Global improvement.
[Analysis 1.4]
Analysis 1.4. Comparison 1 Low-back pain with/without radiation, traction versus placebo, sham or no treatment, Outcome 4 Return to work (days).
[Analysis 2.1]
Analysis 2.1. Comparison 2 Low-back pain with/without radiation, physiotherapy with traction versus physiotherapy without traction, Outcome 1 Pain intensity.
[Analysis 2.2]
Analysis 2.2. Comparison 2 Low-back pain with/without radiation, physiotherapy with traction versus physiotherapy without traction, Outcome 2 Functional status.
[Analysis 2.3]
Analysis 2.3. Comparison 2 Low-back pain with/without radiation, physiotherapy with traction versus physiotherapy without traction, Outcome 3 Global improvement.
[Analysis 3.1]
Analysis 3.1. Comparison 3 Low-back pain with/without radiation, two types of traction, Outcome 1 Global improvement.
[Analysis 4.1]
Analysis 4.1. Comparison 4 Low-back pain with/without radiation, traction versus other treatment, Outcome 1 Pain intensity.
[Analysis 4.2]
Analysis 4.2. Comparison 4 Low-back pain with/without radiation, traction versus other treatment, Outcome 2 Functional status.
[Analysis 4.3]
Analysis 4.3. Comparison 4 Low-back pain with/without radiation, traction versus other treatment, Outcome 3 Global improvement.
[Analysis 5.1]
Analysis 5.1. Comparison 5 Low-back pain with radiation, traction versus placebo, sham or no treatment, Outcome 1 Pain intensity.
[Analysis 5.2]
Analysis 5.2. Comparison 5 Low-back pain with radiation, traction versus placebo, sham or no treatment, Outcome 2 Global improvement.
[Analysis 5.3]
Analysis 5.3. Comparison 5 Low-back pain with radiation, traction versus placebo, sham or no treatment, Outcome 3 Return to work.
[Analysis 6.1]
Analysis 6.1. Comparison 6 Low-back with radiation, physiotherapy with traction versus physiotherapy without traction, Outcome 1 Pain intensity.
[Analysis 6.2]
Analysis 6.2. Comparison 6 Low-back with radiation, physiotherapy with traction versus physiotherapy without traction, Outcome 2 Functional status.
[Analysis 6.3]
Analysis 6.3. Comparison 6 Low-back with radiation, physiotherapy with traction versus physiotherapy without traction, Outcome 3 Global improvement.
[Analysis 6.4]
Analysis 6.4. Comparison 6 Low-back with radiation, physiotherapy with traction versus physiotherapy without traction, Outcome 4 Return to work.
[Analysis 7.1]
Analysis 7.1. Comparison 7 Low-back pain with radiation, traction versus other treatment, Outcome 1 Pain intensity.
[Analysis 7.2]
Analysis 7.2. Comparison 7 Low-back pain with radiation, traction versus other treatment, Outcome 2 Functional status.
[Analysis 7.3]
Analysis 7.3. Comparison 7 Low-back pain with radiation, traction versus other treatment, Outcome 3 Global improvement.
[Analysis 8.1]
Analysis 8.1. Comparison 8 Low-back pain with radiation, two types of traction, Outcome 1 Pain intensity.
[Analysis 8.2]
Analysis 8.2. Comparison 8 Low-back pain with radiation, two types of traction, Outcome 2 Global improvement.
[Analysis 9.1]
Analysis 9.1. Comparison 9 Low-back pain without radiation, traction versus sham, Outcome 1 Pain intensity.