Low back pain is one of the most common health problems today, and it is estimated that 80% of the population has low back or lower back pain at least once in their lifetime. Thus, low back pain has become a major public health problem because it is the most common cause of absenteeism and a large number of sick days. Numerous names are widespread among the people, the most famous of which is lumbago, and one of the popular names hexenschus or witch sting speaks of the sudden onset and character of the disease.

Low back pain manifests itself as sudden, severe pain in the lower back due to improper movement or bending, or lifting a heavy load. Pains appear continuously, with almost every movement, and even with a stronger cough or sneeze.

Low back pain most often indicates damage to the cartilage between the vertebrae, so it presses on the nerves in the spinal canal. In the elderly, low back pain is often caused by degenerative changes in the vertebrae and intervertebral discs. It is also common in inflammatory rheumatic diseases (ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, gout ...). It can also develop in congenital curvatures of the spine, congenital developmental disorders of the spine, after injuries, various inflammations (tuberculosis, infectious spondylitis), and especially in osteoporosis - a disease of brittle bones. It is not uncommon in other metabolic bone diseases, and we also find it in the primary disease of some other joints (most often the hip and even the knee) when a person unconsciously changes the gait mechanism due to pain in the legs, so low back pain occurs.

Other causes can include hypothermia, draft, muscle tightness, tendon strain, improper posture, nerve disease, or allergies. Lack of physical activity can also be a cause of low back pain. Being overweight, improper footwear with too high heels, flat feet, too much mental tension, and chronic stress can also cause low back pain.


- Try to adhere to a proper diet if a metabolic disorder has occurred
- Strengthen the abdominal and back muscles with certain exercises and gymnastics
- Heat therapy; hot compresses with the addition of clay, hot mashed potatoes, steam compresses, warm partial and complete baths with the addition of essential oil of rosemary, arnica or pine needles, foot baths
- Washing the body in fruit vinegar
- Drink tea from birch leaves and arnica
- Rub the sore spot with the essential oil of celosia, arnica, pine needles and rosemary
- Acupuncture
- Try to keep your back warm at all times
- Application of red light
- Massages


Obligatory seek medical attention.