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CBD for Back Pain

13 December 2021

CBD for back pain cannot be recommended highly enough!

Enjoy CBD are here to help you choose the right product, which is totally legal in the UK, to help with chronic back pain.  Please take note that we are not qualified to give you medical advice, as your condition may be outside the normal daily strains and may genuinely require competent medical attention.  What we can do however, is to point you in the right direction to enable you to help yourself.  CBD or Cannabidiol is used by Osteopaths and Naturopaths up and down the country, simply because they believe that CBD can help their customers – that is not to say that their customers don’t need their professional services, but they advise their customers to use CBD as an aide to their recovery and overall wellbeing.

What is CBD (Cannabidiol)? – a short synopsis

CBD is short for Cannabidiol.  CBD is a chemical compound found in the Cannabis Sativa L. plant which is a hemp plant and a cousin of the Indica (Marijuana) plant.  CBD is the non-psychoactive compound in the hemp plant, so taking CBD as part of your daily wellness routine will not make you ‘high’…. There is a higher percentage of CBD in the hemp plant than there is in the Indica strain (more commonly known as Marijuana) or just plain Cannabis..

Reasons why CBD can help with chronic intermittent pain in the lumber region

CBD is relatively new to the health and wellness market, but is catching peoples’ attention due to its pain alleviating properties.  There is nothing more tiresome than experiencing sub-conscious back pain all day long.  Sleeping can become an issue as well if you experience prolonged niggling pain – if you don’t get a good night’s sleep then you awake grumpy and potentially anxious and cannot focus on the demands of the day in front of you.

It is well documented that taking CBD (Cannabidiol) as part of your daily wellness routine can help to alleviate stress and anxiety by bringing the body into a state of calm.  Back pain can sometimes be caused by bad posture, and the more pain you are in your posture can deteriorate to compensate.  By taking CBD on a regular basis helps to relax the muscles around your lumber region.  By relaxing these muscles your posture can improve dramatically and the pain can dissipate…  Simply put, bad posture can put pressure on nerves surrounding your discs which can then cause excruciating pain.

Sciatica, which is a pain caused by an irritated sciatic nerve and normally affects one side, can send intense shooting pain signals down your leg from your bottom/lower back area and cause great discomfort when sitting or standing.  It can also be a pre-curser to a slipped disc so may eventually need medical attention or even surgery.  Should surgery prove to be the only option for your back pain, then the use of CBD (Cannabidiol) comes into its own to aide faster recovery and a good night’s sleep…

Choosing the right CBD for back pain

There are a myriad of different companies online selling CBD products – but for you, the customer, this can be very confusing so here we suggest a few confidence boosters for you to explore before you press the button…

  • third party testing is essential to check the actual CBD content within a product, and also whether there are any pesticides, herbicides or heavy metals contained in the product
  • consignment or batch numbers are exceedingly important also, as this gives you traceability – from seed to shelf…
  • clear and accurate labelling, and dosage information in particular, is very important.

We have a FAQ section on our website (Guides & FAQ’s) which answers most queries which have been raised in relation to what CBD is and what ailments it can be used for.

All of our products are tested to ensure consistency in quality, potency and purity every time.

The importance of Terpenes (whole plant)

The importance of whole plant extract cannot be emphasised enough, as great cannabidiol should be full of terpenes.  It is the terpenes that give the product its natural hemp aroma, colour and flavour.  Terpenes are a large and diverse class of organic compounds produced by a variety of plants and are also major biosynthetic building blocks.  Terpenes act on receptors and neurotransmitters in the brain affecting serotonin and dopamine activity.

Premium CBD Oil 250mg / 10ml is ideal for beginners
Full spectrum or whole plant extract CBD oil supplement.  It’s highly refined formula meets the rigorous standards required by pharmacists and healthcare professionals.  Our Premium CBD oil is regulated by the FSA (Food Standards Agency) and perfect for all users.  Developed from Cannabis Sativa L. extract, enriched with hundreds of cannabis terpenes, which are an essential component of good quality Cannabidiol.

Premium CBD Oil 500mg / 10ml is ideal for every day use
High grade whole plant extract, developed from premium Cannabis Sativa L. extract, enriched with hundreds of terpenes, essential for all-round good health.  The 500mg has a higher concentration of CBD than the 250mg.

Premium CBD Oil 1000mg / 10ml – same volume per bottle but a stronger concentration of CBD per ml
Enjoy CBD recommend the 1000mg Premium CBD oil for those who use CBD on a regular basis, and for those who are wishing to target specific ailments where a higher concentration of CBD may be required.  The 1000mg has a higher concentration of CBD than either the 500mg or the 250mg.

Ways CBD (Cannabidiol) can treat back pain

  • primarily, CBD for back pain is used to reduce inflammation
  • helps by relaxing tight muscles
  • helps irritated nerve endings (Sciatica)
  • CBD is also used to help combat anxiety around perceived pain
  • CBD helps with good sleep patterns and a state of calm and relaxation

Side effects of taking CBD for back pain

Enjoy CBD recommend that anyone wishing to try taking CBD for the first time should consider starting on a low dosage to check for any adverse reaction.

We recommend that you consult a general physician for independent advice when taking CBD with other medication, particularly any medication that may contain blood thinners.

  • You may experience drowsiness or dizziness and under these circumstances we recommend that you do not drive or operate machinery
  • Dry mouth has been flagged

Should you experience any of these side effects then either reduce the dose you are taking until you find your ‘sweet spot’, or stop taking it altogether…

The one side effect of taking CBD for back pain is the happiness that you will feel as a result of taking it if you are free of pain…

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