Lower back pain has become a major public health problem since it is the most common cause of absence from work.
It appears in many names as lumbago, but one of the most popular is “hexenschuss” or witch stab which talks about the sudden emergence and character of the disease.
WHAT IS IT?
Our spine is an anatomically complicated set of vertebrae (of which 7 cervical, 12 thoracic and 5 lumbar mobile), cartilage rings that allow the launch of the vertebrae. It is associated with numerous muscles, nerves, blood vessels and ligaments, forming the main body bearing assembly.
The multiple functions make our spine exposed to constant mechanical action of the load (pressure, train, shear, bending, twisting), which can cause overuse.
Some parts of the spine (cervical, thoracic and lumbar) have a different range of motion, from which the neck is extremely mobile, and the breast part is very low mobility.
The transition between one part of the spine to another usually leads to degenerative changes, which are actually the source of pain.
The highest risk is present in people who work hard physical work or are in adverse postures for several hours, mainly sedentary job, older men in whom there were a degenerative process, people with osteoporosis or some congenital anomalies of the spine after injuries and operations of the spine.
TREATMENT AND PREVENTION
According to numerous researchers, comfrey is the herb that can help millions of people struggling with back pain. It grows on wet meadows, fields and ditches near the water.
The researchers examined 120 people with pain in the lower and upper back. Ointment containing the extract of this plant successfully passed testing for five days to fully heal back pain.
The research was conducted by scientists at the German Sports University in Bonn, and the British Journal of Sports Medina published the results. Comfrey root extract is an incredibly powerful and clinically proven to effectively reduce acute pain.
This plant has a root as beet and large, hairy leaves. Herbalists have been using it since ancient times. According to some previous studies, comfrey effectively removes other types of pain and it’s proved to be excellent in gel form against the pain and dislocation of joints in osteoarthritis and the knee. Don’t take it in the form of capsules and supplements because it can be toxic to the liver!