Every single person on this planet deals with lower back pain. Some of you prefer to call it Lumbago, Hexen schuss, or witch stab.
Your spine (12 thoracic, 7 cervical, 5 sacrum, 5 lumbar and 4 coccyx vertebrae) is connected to a network of nerves, muscles, ligaments and blood vessels. It acts like some sort of a pillar in the body.
The nerves from your limbs go through the spine, and help you hold your body in a straight, upright position.
Given that it’s vital for your body posture, your spine is exposed to physical stress, regardless of whether it’s strain, bending, pressure, shear or twisting.
Every part of your spine is responsible for a particular movement of your body, and sometimes the transition of motion from one portion to another can cause degenerative changes and pain.
Lower back pain is common in individuals engaged in hard physical or sitting jobs, patients diagnosed with osteoporosis, congenital spine anomalies and spine injuries, and elderly.
Scientists explain that comfrey can help in the treatment of lower back pain. You can find it in fields, meadows, and ditches. Comfrey plant has hairy leaves and big root that looks pretty much like your favorite beet.
People have used comfrey since forever. Comfrey gel relieves pain caused by joint dislocation in knees or osteoarthritis.
A group of scientists at the German Sports University conducted a study based on 120 participants with lower and upper back pain.
Participants were treated with comfrey root extract for 5 days. Guess what… Their pain was completely gone.
Experts suggest that you stay away from comfrey pills and supplements, as these have shown to damage the liver.
Be more active, and do some nice stretching. Try the supine hamstring stretch.
Supine hamstring stretch
Lie on your back, and bring your right leg towards the chest using a belt or a towel. Extend it until you feel the straining in your lower back. Hold in this position for 5 minutes, and switch legs. Do this every day, and our back pain will disappear.