back pain

Lumbago – lower back pain


What is lumbago? Back pain?

Lumbago causes severe pain which occurs suddenly in the small of the back. It is often triggered by a sudden movement or strain. Also known as pain in the lumbar region.

In the smaller section of your back, you experience intense pain. Moving is not possible anymore. In order to prevent more discomfort, you naturally adopt a relieving stance. If you cough, sneeze or chuckle, the pain becomes even more intense. Typical lumbago signs. What induces acute lumbago: leaning over or standing up, uncontrolled spinning. Lifting a heavy load is always all it takes to cause strong back pain that happens unexpectedly. The deep muscles of the spine can cramp up with one wrong move. The brain responds reflexively in order to avoid pain in the lower back. The muscles get stiff, so we don’t move anymore. It is one of the defensive mechanisms of the body. As a consequence, the muscles are much more stressed, too much pressure is put on them and they get hardened. Because this makes the back pain much worse, it is a vicious cycle. A blocked vertebra in the lumbar region, muscle stress or strain, and degenerative disc disease are the most common causes of lumbago.

Sudden-onset lumbago can be caused by vertebral flaring and protrusion. The pain results from the bulge which touches the nerve directly or from the resulting inflammation.

Threat back pain with essential oils

Combine the following essential oils:

Basic blend – compress

Rosemary4 drops
Eucalyptus radiata4 drops
Geranium1 drop
Thyme linalol2 drops

Place 3 drops of the blend above on a hot compress and apply to the lower back. When the compress becomes cold, replace it with another hot compress. Do this at least three times a day.

Basic blend – massage

Peppermint2 drops
Rosemary5 drops
Chamomile roman2 drops
Lavender3 drops

Blend together, then dilute in 2 teaspoons (10 mL) of carrier oil. Use a small amount to massage the lower back and into the crevice of the buttocks, but not as far as the anus.

The following blend can be used in both compress and massage methods and is
particularly helpful if the painful area feels cold:

Alternative blend

Immortelle10 drops
Ginger3 drops
Clove bud2 drops

For massage, dilute in 4 teaspoons (20 mL) of carrier oil and use a small amount for each application. Or for hot compresses use 3 drops of the essential oil blend.

Other Essential Oils That Could Be Used to Treat This Condition: lavender, *ginger (Zingiber officinale), *black pepper (Piper nigrum), *sage (Salvia officinalis), *plai (Zingiber cassumunar), *immortelle (Helichrysum italicum), *clove bud (Syzygium aromaticum), *clary sage (Salvia sclarea), *marjoram, sweet (Origanum majorana), *bay laurel (Laurus nobilis)

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