Vertebral disorders, especially lumbar sciatica are also common in our days’ society. The Darwinian theory defines human evolution as the transition from the quadrupedal walk to another system of movement, respectively the bipedal one. The transition to this movement system and to this new existence was paid dearly, because the support of the body weight was transferred to the legs.
Studying the anatomical structure of the mummified skeletons, the scientists discovered that the population of the ancient Egypt often suffered from neck and backbone problems, because, as I have previously mentioned, both hands and legs are used as working tools.
Nowadays, over 80 percent of the global population suffer from affections of the lumbar and cervical vertebrae at various ages. However, there is a higher incidence in the 3rd age. The percentage of patients with cervical pains is lower than of those with lumbar pains. Yet knowing these percentages doesn’t ameliorate and doesn’t help in any way the persons suffering from these affections.
Lumbar discomfort occurred as a consequence of the industrialized societies’ development, when people lost the liberty and the dynamics of movement, and – by the nature of their professions and professional requirements – they were forced to travel by their own means of transport or by the public transport. Under these circumstances, the human body is not prepared for work; it hasn’t warmed up before the working process. Therefore, when starting the professional activity, the vertebrae are strained and they develop various vertebral affections. At present, because of their lifestyle, young people start having this kind of problems around the age of 25.
Overweight persons are the most affected. The disease starts with pains in the affected area, accompanied by stress caused by the pain, anxiety, fatigue and often depression. The defective body posture maintained at school, at work, while walking and in any kind of activity help these type of diseases occur. The more defective the body posture is, the sooner the affection occurs. The symptoms involve frequent and intense pains, pain stabbings accompanied by febrile episodes, with oscillating and inexplicable temperatures. In this situation, the patient must see the doctor without delay.
The sooner the traditional treatment is started, the better the treatment will be done; there will not be any relapse and the duration of the treatment will be shorter. There is also the possibility of doing allopathic treatment, but this is only a temporary solution. The orthopedists and the neurosurgeons may apply their known methods and they may intervene surgically, but the risks must be taken into account, because the patient’s condition could aggravate instead of ameliorate. That is why it is preferable that the patient should see the specialists in traditional medicine, because their treatments are noninvasive. The traditional medicine specialist will explain the patient what the treatment options are for his or her condition, what therapies will be used: acupuncture, herbal therapy, Tibetan thermotherapy etc.
As soon as the treatment is started, the patient must change his behaviour and lifestyle: his activities must include physical exercise and sports, the effort to maintain the correct body posture in all circumstances ( while walking, sitting on a chair, in the means of public transport, at work etc.) At the same time, the patient must realize that the body weight must range within certain limits, so the osseous and articular apparatus should be able to restore its structure. Throughout the duration of the treatment, the patient will avoid lifting weights and doing exercise that strains the backbone.