There isn’t a single one of us who hasn’t dealt with or isn’t currently dealing with back pain. It is called by many names.
Witch stab, Hexenschuss (from German), and Lumbago, are just a few of those names.
Every person’s spine is connected to a network of ligaments, muscles, blood vessels and nerves. It plays the very important role of a supporting pillar in the body.
Your nerves go from your limbs through your spine, which helps you keep your body in an upright and straight position.
And since it has such a vital role to play, your spine deals with all kinds of pressure every day.
We are referring to physical stress such as bending, twisting or any other movement or position which puts a strain on it.
Each part of your spine is responsible for a different movement.
And with the transition of motion from one spinal part to the other, pain and degenerative changes can happen. Lower back pain is more common in certain individuals.
For example, parents with osteoporosis, the elderly, those with jobs involving hard labor, those with jobs which require constant sitting, those with spine injuries or congenital spine anomalies, etc.
According to some scientists, a plant called comfrey may offer some soothing results. One can find comfrey in ditches, fields, and meadows.
The gel from this plant has been used for quite a long time for relieving osteoarthritis and joint pain.
Another thing you can do is be more active and try some stretching, like the supine hamstring stretch.
Here’s How to Do It
Start by lying on your back. Now bring the right leg towards your chest area, using a towel or a belt. Extend until you sense a strain in your lower back.
Simply hold this position for about five minutes, then switch to the other leg. If done on a daily basis, one should be able to say goodbye to lower back pain.