Full Title: Graphical Display as addendum to study of Intervertebral Differential Dynamics (IDD) Therapy vs. Exercise Based Physical Therapy – Initial Results from a Randomized Controlled Trial
Author: Schaufele, Michael K. MD, Newsome, Michael PT
Affiliation: Harvard Medical
Publication: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Background: Disc degeneration is probably the most common structural cause of chronic low back pain. Multiple nonsurgical treatment options exist, but few of them have undergone vigorous scientific evaluation. Recently, several advanced therapeutic modalities based on the principle of traction have been developed for this indication. These treatments are widely available, but are controversial because of the limited scientific evidence to support their claimed benefits.