Low back pain is an extremely common problem. You’ve probably experienced it in one form or another. It can be from an accident, or from simply bending over wrong. It can come from exercising too hard or from just sitting too long. Whatever the cause it completely ceases up your regular routine and you now have to work around the very frustrating, and painful, back issue.
The spine includes 7 cervical, 5 lumbar mobile, and 12 thoracic ones, and cartilage rings which allow their launch, while being linked to numerous ligament, muscles, nerves, and blood vessels. This essentially creates the main body bearing assembly.
It allows for upright body posture as well as the vertebrae are arranged in a shielding canal. This has the shape of a tube. It passes the spinal cord and nerve roots of both the arms and legs.
Since it has so many functions, it often experiences the load of pressures, strains, bending, shearing and twisting actions. Different parts take on different work loads and the transition from one to another can cause degenerative changes. This can ultimately be the reason for the pain.
Increased risks involve everything from constant physical labor to constant sitting in the same position. Older people and osteoporosis patients, as well as individuals with congenital anomalies of the spine after spine operation and injuries, are also at increased risk for developing issues related to the spine.
Well, it turns out that there is a herb called comfrey, which grows on wet fields and meadows, or ditches near the water, which researchers are finding very beneficial for low back pain relief.
It’s been used for centuries. The root is like a beet and has big leaves while also being hairy. It can treat numerous forms of pain. In gel form it’s used as a treatment for joint dislocation in the case of osteoarthritis.
In a period of 5 days, one study showed that 120 people with either upper or lower back pain were treated with ointment versions of this herb and they found relief.
It was scientists at the German Sports University in Bonn, who conducted the study. It was published in the British Journal of Sports Medina.
So basically, it’s the extract of comfrey root which is clinically proven to treat acute pain.
Let’s not discount exercising either. The right exercises can indeed help with treatment of low back pain. In 95% of cases there were 3 exercises which were shown to be beneficial.
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