As a physiotherapist, I read “A pain in the back” (Cover, Sept. 30) with great interest. It is apparent from your article that Dr. Allan Dyer has not kept pace with recent spinal research. Lumbar traction for the relief of lower-back pain, like that provided by Dyer’s Vax-D table, is far from a revolutionary type of treatment.
An unaccustomed quiet prevailed in the courtroom in Burton, N.B., a tiny community 25 km southeast of Fredericton, as a phalanx of RCMP officers chained the feet of an accused multiple murderer to the floor in the prisoner’s dock. But within minutes, the dark-haired, bespectacled prisoner, Allan Legere, resumed the string of outbursts that have punctuated his trial.
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