Have You Ever Considered Taking CBD Oil For Back Pain
Back pain affects approximately 1 in 6 people in the UK. It rarely pertains to anything serious, but some medical conditions can also cause back pain.
- a slipped disc
- ankylosing spondylitis (swelling of the joints in the spine, causing stiffness and pain, particularly in the morning)
- spondylolisthesis (a bone in the spine slipping out of position, resulting in lower back pain, stiffness, numbness and a tingling sensation)
What is CBD oil?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is the second most prevalent cannabinoid found in the Cannabis sativa plant, following tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
Though the two are both derived from Cannabis sativa and have therapeutic benefits, they are not to be confused.
THC is the chemical compound associated with the ‘high’ feeling of marijuana use.
CBD is derived from hemp, a form of the Cannabis sativa plant that only contains a trace amount of THC. This means that when you take CBD oil for back pain relief, or as a natural remedy for other ailments, it won’t produce any psychoactive effects.
How can it help with back pain?
Treatment for lower back pain can be limited. Doctors may recommend that patients wait to see if their symptoms clear up on their own, before offering alternative treatment. However, CBD is a popular home remedy for pain management.
Although more human research is required, some animal studies indicate that CBD oil’s anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties may alleviate pain and inflammation, which is often a symptom of chronic back pain.
Taking CBD oil for back pain is also believed to combat anxiety, which is often associated with long-lasting or chronic back problems. As a result, it can help pain sufferers to sleep better, aiding relaxation and reducing discomfort.
CBD oil for back pain has a direct effect on the endocannabinoid system in the brain. When this happens, it impacts the chemicals in your brain (i.e. serotonin and anandamide) and affects how your nerves perceive pain.
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If you would like to know more about using CBD oil for back pain or how CBD works for pain relief, we’d be more than happy to help.
If you have any further questions about treating back pain with CBD oil, take a look at our FAQs below.