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Table 1 Traction parameters: nerve root patients

From: The effectiveness of motorised lumbar traction in the management of LBP with lumbo sacral nerve root involvement: a feasibility study

Traction parameter Recommended guidelines (Harte et al 2005)
Traction bed Split table motorized traction unit
Traction Position Fowler position (hips and knees flexed to 90 supported on stool
Traction Weight 5 – 60 kg
Traction duration 10 – 20 min each session
Traction Frequency 2 – 3 times per week