Low back pain is also known as witch stab, hexenschuss and lumbago, is one of the biggest health issues nowadays.
What is it?
33 vertebrae (4 coccyx, 5 lumbar, 5 sacrum, 7 cervical, 12 thoracic) are consisted in our spine which are connected to many blood vessels, ligaments, muscles and nerves, holding the body together.
The nerve roots of the legs and arms, and spinal cord actually pass through the canal within our spine which allows us an upright posture.
Spine is permanently exposed to mechanical actions of the load (shear, bending, twisting, pressure, train) which usually lead to overuse.
The neck has very high mobility while the chest part is low mobile.
The transition between one to another part of the spine can cause degenerative changes, which are also sources of pain.
Injuries on the spine, congenital anomalies of the spine after operations, degenerative process, osteoporosis, sedentary jobs or hard physical jobs are main causes for low back pain.
Prevention and Treatment
According to many studies, people who suffer from back pain can be alleviated by the herb know as comfrey that is actually found on ditches near water, meadows and wet fields.
The research that was conducted by the German Sports University has shown that people who were treated with comfrey root extract, successfully heal their back pain.
4 grams of ointment were rubbed on the backs of the patients for 5 days. The extract from the root of this powerful plant is very potent and scientifically proven to successfully lower back pain.
This herb has been used for its beneficial properties since ancient times. It has a large beet like root and hairy leaves. Many studies have also proven the positive effects of this herb against other type of pain especially osteoporosis and dislocation of joints in the knee.
Do not take this herb as capsules or supplements as it can harm your liver.
Source: Healthy Food House
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