One of the commonest issues nowadays is dealing with pain in the lower back. Even 80% of the entire population has experienced back pain at least once during their lifetime.
Pain in the lower back has become a common reason due to which we absence from work, meaning it is a pretty serious health problem.
It is known with numerous names, such as “Hexen schuss”, or lumbago, or witch stab, and they all indicate the sudden emergence of this condition.
To be even more precise, our spine is very complex vertebra set, that is, 5 lumbar mobile, 7 cervical, and 12 thoracic ones, plus cartilage rings which allow their launch. The spine is linked to numerous muscles, ligament, blood vessels, and nerves, and creates the body’s main bearing assembly.
Thus, it allows the body’s upright posture, as all the vertebrae are arranged in shielding canal with the tube-like shape, which passes the nerve roots of the arms and legs and spinal cord.
Due to its variety of functions, it has been continually subjected to mechanical action of the load (strain, pressure, shear, twisting, bending. Some of its parts, (lumbar, thoracic, and cervical) make different motions, as our neck is completely mobile, while the chest part is very low when it comes to mobility. This way, the transition from one to another spine part(s) causes degenerative changes, which can be the reason for the pain occurrence.
People who do hard physical work or have long periods of sitting throughout the day, as well as osteoporosis patients and older people, individuals who have congenital anomalies of their spine after spine operation and some kind of injuries, are at an increased risk of dealing with and developing spine issues.
However, researchers claim that millions of people all over the globe will experience great relief and will lead a much easier lifestyle if they start to use the comfrey herb. This herb grows on wet meadows and fields, or ditches nearby the water.
For centuries herbalists have been using this exact plant, which has a root very similar to beet, as well as big and hairy leaves. Huge numbers of studies have found that this herb can treat all types of pain. If used in gel form, it can treat pain as well as joint dislocation in case of osteoarthritis.
This plant’s extract can be well used in the method of preparation of an ointment which can successfully treat back pains. A study, that has been conducted on 120 participants who suffered from upper or lower back pain, has showed that such ointments will successfully treat all patients within a period of only 5 days.
This study was conducted by scientists, at the German Sports University located in Bonn, and their findings were later published in the British Journal of Sports Medina. This means that the extract of the root of the comfrey plant is very potent and clinically proven way through which you can successfully treat acute pain.
However, note that it is highly advisable to take it in the form of capsules or supplements, because it might have a toxic impact onto the liver.