Lower back pain can be caused by a variety of problems with any parts of the complex, interconnected network of spinal muscles, nerves, bones, discs or tendons in the lumbar spine. Typical sources of low back pain include:
The large nerve roots in the low back that go to the legs may be irritated
The smaller nerves that supply the low back may be irritated
The large paired lower back muscles (erector spinae) may be strained
The bones, ligaments or joints may be damaged
An intervertebral disc may be degenerating
Our spine is a complex vertebra set, that is, 7 cervical, 5 lumbar mobile, and 12 thoracic ones, and cartilage rings which allow their launch. It is linked to numerous ligament, muscles, nerves, and blood vessels, and creates the main body bearing assembly.
Thus, it allows the upright body posture, as the vertebrae are arranged in a shielding canal with the shape of a tube, which passes the spinal cord and nerve roots of the legs and arms.
Due to its numerous functions, it is continually subjected to a mechanical action of the load (pressure, strain, bending, shear, twisting. Some of its parts, (cervical, lumbar, and thoracic) do different motions, as the neck is completely mobile, while the breast part is very low in terms of mobility. In this way, the transition of one to another spine part causes degenerative changes, which are the reason for the pain.
People who work physical work or long periods sitting, as well as older people and osteoporosis patients, individuals with congenital anomalies of the spine after spine operation and injuries are at an increased risk of developing spine issues.
Yet, researchers claim that millions of people will experience great relief and lead a much easier life if they start to use the herb comfrey, which grows on wet fields and meadows, or ditches near the water.
Herbalists have been using this plant for centuries, and it has a root similar to beet, as well as hairy and big leaves. Numerous studies have found that it treats all types of pain, and in a gel form, it treats pain and joint dislocation in the case of osteoarthritis.
The extract of this plant can be used in the preparation of an ointment which successfully treats back pain. A study conducted on 120 people with lower or upper back pain, showed that these ointments successfully treated all patients in a period of 5 days.
This study was done by scientists at the German Sports University in Bonn, and their findings were published in the British Journal of Sports Medina. Therefore, the extract of comfrey root is especially potent and clinically proven way to treat acute pain.
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