Pain Management – Before Using CBD for Back Pain
Before we get into why CBD for back pain is essential, let’s first talk about back pain in general. Simply put, back pain is the worst. It can seemingly flare up out of thin air. As anyone who has experienced back problems in the past, finding a solution to back pain is a must. I myself have woken up a few times with a sore back, have had bad posture leading to a sore back, or was just on a long flight or car ride. This isn’t even taking into account the diseases/serious injuries that exist involving back pain like sciatica, slipped disc, or spinal stenosis. Persistent pain can easily ruin a persons day, and even more easily drag on for extended time.
More directly getting to the point, back pain exists, it’s bad, it’s annoying, BUT there is a solution. As time continues to go on, more and more states are turning to the use of plant compounds as treatments for ailments such as back pain. Putting THC and cannabis aside, CBD and industrial hemp offer a fantastic array of pain relief. Our company makes several pain relief products that contain CBD and have received incredibly positive reviews.
The CBD Compound
CBD is becoming more popular than anyone could have possible predicted. Yet, there are still so many mixups about what CBD actually does. No, it doesn’t get you high (meaning it isn’t a psychoactive). No it isn’t THC. No it has nothing to do with Gluten. Since it doesn’t get you high, it is a lot less controversial than other compounds like THC.
How Your Body Reacts With CBD
So why CBD? What makes CBD so special and what does it have to do with back pain? CBD stimulates a part of your brain known as the cannabinoid system. This effect helps reduce the severity of your pain while simultaneously aiding in the reduction of inflammation in the body. CBD is also an alternate and natural path for pain management. This allows people to break away from traditional pharmaceuticals like opioids.
Simply put, CBD has shown incredible signs in helping mitigate acute and chronic pain problems.
What CBD products do I take for back pain?
That’s easy, when thinking about CBD for back pain, you must first consider a few variables. These include, severity of pain, how fast you need relief, and choosing to eliminate the pain, vs subside the symptoms. Let me elaborate. Take our products for instance. We created a CBD muscle rub and a CBD vape pen. If you need immediate pain relief I would definitely tell you to use our CBD vape pen because vaping is the quickest way to introduce CBD into your system. This is also a great way to start off into the CBD space, because vaping is extremely easy for everyone, we blend our CBD with essential oils so it tastes great, and it is easy to carry a vape around!
However, if you had some time to work with you’d want to also use our CBD muscle rub. One of the great things about our CBD muscle rub is you will feel a cooling sensation almost immediately. Our rub is infused with CBD, arnica, and turmeric all of which are fantastic for fighting pain. The reason I’d recommend using our muscle rub if you have some time to work with is because you can actually use it to run out some of the tension/pain you may have.
A lot of CBD products are great for pain relief, but most don’t help actually treat the cause of our pain. Depending on the severity of your back pain, having it rubbed on your back by a professional like a chiropractor can have a night and day effect on your pain.
Ultimately, here at Quanta we recommend using both products. That way you can have quick and long lasting pain relief, that not only alleviates the pain you feel, but also targets the problem itself.