Back pain is a top cause of disability throughout the world. Studies indicate that as much as 80% of adults will have some type of back pain sometime in their life. Many people are turning to CBD oil for back pain, as there is mounting evidence that it is an effective treatment.
Obviously, there can be any number of causes of back pain. Anything from a pulled muscle to arthritis to a bulging disc can cause back pain.
Millions of people swear by CBD oil to help manage their back pain, but what does science say? A study published in the Journal of Pain found that “cannabidiol may be anti-inflammatory, anxiolytic, and anti-seizure with no euphoria.”
How Does CBD Oil Help Treat Back Pain?
CBD oil interacts with the ECS, or endocannabinoid system, to help the body maintain homeostasis. It helps to increase the levels of anandamide, which is a pain regulating compound in the brain that releases feelings of happiness and well-being. As such, it has also been shown to help reduce pain via TRPV1 receptors, which control the body’s awareness of pain, as well as inflammation.
How to Use CBD Oil for Back Pain
Most commonly, the sublingual method is used by those who use CBD to treat back pain. Apply a few drops under the tongue using a CBD tincture. This method is so popular because it’s the fastest way to get CBD into the bloodstream.
Topicals, such as CBD salve, can also be applied directly to the target area to help relieve area-specific back pain.
Of course, a combination method, such as taking CBD capsules and using a tincture, can also be effective.
If you have back pain, growing evidence and a growing number of users suggest CBD may be able to help.
NOTE: Nothing in this section should be taken as a claim about the effects of any of our particular products. No claims are being made as to the use of any of our products and none should be inferred. We simply find this evidence to be interesting and hope it may help customers make more informed decisions.