It is known that about 80% of the population would have experienced lower back pain problems at least once in their life. Back pain problem is so common these days. It is now considered as a major health problem.
The other names of lower back pain problems are lumbago and hexenschuss.
What exactly it is
Spine is made of a few sets of vertebrae, cartilage rings, blood vessels, nerves, muscles and ligaments which form the main body. They help us in sitting straight and makes a canal through which the spinal cord and nerve roots pass through.
It is used for various reasons due to which there is always a constant mechanical load on it. The mobility of different parts of the spine varies. The neck is flexible, where as the breast region is not. Pain is usually caused due to degenerative changes in the spine.
Those doing too much physical work or whose work is too sedentary are at a high risk. Older people, those with osteoporosis or congenital anomalies, injuries or surgeries have a very high risk.
Treatment and prevention
The herb comfrey is known to relieve back pain. It also comes in the form of an ointment. Research has shown that it has been proven clinically and is very powerful in helping back people with back pain.
The root of this plant is big. It has hairy leaves. It has been used since the ancient times to treat back pain. The gel form is the best. It helps those with osteoporosis and knee problems as well. But it should not be taken as a supplement or capsules. This can cause toxicity to the liver.
Source: Nature Health and Beauty