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Can you tell me more about lumbar traction or diometry?

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Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 36 years experience
Back pain: Lumbar traction is used to relieve low back pain. The goal is to decompress pinched nerves and realign the joints and ligaments to relieve low back and radiating leg pain. There are a variety of machines for traction and many are used by physical therapists and chiropractors as part of their treatment regimen. There are some available for home use and many offer a 30 day trial before purchase,
Dr. Myra Skluth
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Traction helps: Lumbar traction is helpful for acute back pain. It has no side effects.

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