Lower back pain, or lumbago, is today among the health issues that prevent people from accomplishing their daily life activities, with 80% of the population having experienced the condition at least once in their lifetime.
Our spine is a complex vertebra set, encompassing 5 lumbar mobile, 7 cervical, and 12 thoracic ones, as well as cartilage rings that allow their launch. It’s linked to numerous ligaments, nerves, muscles, and blood vessels. It forms the primary body bearing assembly, allowing the upright body posture.
Given its numerous functions, the spine is always subjected to mechanical actions of the load – strain, pressure, bending, and twisting. Some if its parts – lumbar, thoracic, and cervical – do different motions. While the neck is fully mobile, the breast part is pretty low in terms of mobility. For that reason, the transition from one spine part to another causes degenerative changes, which are responsible for the pain.
The risk of developing spine complications is higher in those who do lots of physical work or sit for protracted periods of time, older people, osteoporosis patients, as well as in those with congenital spine anomalies following a spine operation.
According to researchers, the use of herb comfrey, which grows on meadows and wet fields, can offer great relief against spine issues. Several studies have revealed that this herb treats all kinds of pain, including joint dislocations associated with osteoarthritis.
One study involving 120 patients with upper and lower back pain showed that an ointment made from comfrey extract effectively treated all the patients within 5 days. The study conducted by the scientists at the German Sports University in Bonn, was published in the British Journal of Sports Medina.
The video below presents 3 exercises that have proved successful in 95% of cases: