Introducing the inbed spinal traction kit for use on patients with low back pain

  • Dominic Essien Dept. of Physiotherapy, University of Calabar Teaching Hospital Calabar,, Nigeria
  • Anthony Udosen Consultant Orthopaedic/Trauma Surgeon And Head of Accident And Emergency Unit, Dept. of Surgery, College Of Medical Sciences, University of Calabar And University Of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Calabar, Nigeria


BACKGROUND: Low backpain is a common malady in our environment.

BODY: The in-bed spinal Traction kit is designed and assembled by the authors for use in treatment of Low Back Pain. The aim is to reduce cost, shorten period of Hospital stay and immobilization encountered when skin Traction Devices are used in our environment. It compares favorably with the standard spinal Traction Machine and does not require Electric or pneumatic powering. It has no known side effect when used properly under specified indications.

CONCLUSION: This simple equipment is an added member to the treatment armamentoriusm of lower back pain in our environment

Nigerian Journal of Orthopaedics and Trauma Vol.3(1) 2004: 30-38

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