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Now that CBD has catapulted its way into modern medicine, scientists are learning how it can be used to help reduce chronic pain and inflammation in the body. Experts estimate that up to 80% of the U.S. population will experience back pain at some time in their lives. Which is why the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Skin Diseases (NIAMS) says it's one of the most common health problems in the country.
What Causes Back Pain?
Back pain is practically inevitable as we age. It's a common product of stress, weight gain, sports, repetitive motion, excessive sitting, falling or physical trauma sustained from an accident. If serious, it can involve disc degeneration and nerve damage. Additionally, sprains, torn ligaments, and overworked muscles can all cause back pain. Also, there's a possible link between back pain and health conditions like arthritis or bone loss.
As awareness of the opioid crisis drastically limits access to prescriptions for pain killers, doctors are cutting opioid use for back and neck pain, along with conditions like spinal stenosis. But in the wake of the CBD revolution, people with back pain are using this natural, non-habit forming pain reliever for its safety, efficacy, and accessibility.
Why Is CBD The Perfect Solution For Back Pain?
Research continues to blossom as CBD enters the mainstream following its full federal legalization. Cannabinoids are scientifically relevant and offer promise for a number of problems involving pain and the inflammation that plays a major role in pain. Because CBD is a cannabinoid free of psychoactive effects, it's socially (and legally) less controversial than THC.
How Does CBD Work To Address Back Pain?
CBD interacts with your endocannabinoid system (ECS), a network of specialized receptors that regulate pain, mood, memory, appetite, stress and the immune system. Basically, the ECS maintains how our body functions and our experience of pleasure and pain. When CBD communicates with these receptors, they react to form anti-inflammatory effects that can successfully reduce pain.
What Are The Best Ways To Take CBD For Back Pain?
A topical CBD lotion can be rubbed into the skin if the pain is localized. Your skin is a highly-absorbant organ. Thus, a CBD lotion can efficiently deliver the anti-inflammatory benefits of CBD to alleviate pain. But the CBD in a lotion doesn't actually enter the bloodstream. Instead, it targets the area where you need relief most—making it an ideal option for people suffering from back pain.
Here at Curaleaf Hemp, we offer two CBD lotions: one infused with the cooling essence of menthol, and another with energizing lemongrass essential oil. Both contain 0% THC, are non-GMO, and made from hemp here in the United States.
For those seeking quick relief, try a CBD tincture. A Tincture bypasses the digestive system's breakdown process. It's taken under the tongue using a dropper and delivers CBD directly into the bloodstream. So rather than working solely on a localized area, CBD tinctures spread the potential benefits of CBD throughout the entire body. Tinctures are a fan favorite in the CBD world because they're incredibly simple to administer and dose.
Vaping CBD is also another method for fast-acting relief. It delivers CBD directly into the bloodstream from the lungs, helping it to be absorbed quickly. Typically, it takes about 10‒20 minutes to begin feeling the effects after vaping. For back pain, we recommend our relieve vape pen blend. It's infused with the anti-inflammatory properties of lavender and the calming essence of sweet orange. It also comes in a soothing tincture.
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