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A Systemic Review of Traction Therapy for the Patients of Cervical, Lumbar Vertebral Disease.
The Journal of Korea CHUNA Manual Medicine for Spine & Nerves 2014;9:93-113
Published online December 30, 2014
Copyright © 2014 Korean Society of Chuna manual Medicine for Spine & Nerves.

Chi-Ho Lee, K.M.D.1, Bin-Na-Ra Kim, K.M.D.1, Hun Jung, K.M.D.1, Hyun-Jae Lee, K.M.D.1, Ok-Jin Lee,, K.M.D.1, Eun-Jung Lee, K.M.D.1, Min-Seok Oh, K.M.D.1

1Dept of Rehabilitation Medicine of Korean Medicine, College of Korean Medicine, Dae-Jeon University
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Objectives : This study aims to evaluate domestic/foreign clinical studies related to the traction therapy and analyse points to consider about cervical/lumbar traction therapy. Methods : Seven databases were searched for related articles about cervical/lumbar traction therapy from 1950 to 2014. Fourteen clinical studies and several systemic reviews were included among 144 studies searched. Out of fourteen clinical studies, four were case series and ten were controlled trials. Results : Most of included studies reported favorable effects of traction group compared to baseline of controlled group. The various mechanical factors most relevant to traction are 1) angle of pull and direction, 2) traction force, 3) duration of traction and frequency of treatment. Conclusions : We found various mistake in the applications of statistical methodologies of traction therapy targeting patients of cervical, lumbar vertebral disease. It is necessary for more randomized controlled trials to evaluate effect of cervical/lumbar traction therapy targeting patients of cervical, lumbar vertebral disease.
Keywords : Cervical, Lumbar, Traction, Vertebral.

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