Nearly 600 million people around the world suffer from back pain and if you’re one of them I’m sure you know how painful it can be.
Most doctors will put you on pain medications but these can be addictive and come with a whole host of unwanted side-effects.
So it’s no surprise that waves of people are trying alternative medicines like CBD for some back pain relief.
How Does CBD Relieve Back Pain?
If you’re new to CBD then you may want to checkout our CBD 101 guide to get a basic understanding of what it’s all about.
In short CBD is a cannabinoid that is extracted from the low THC plant Cannabis Sativa.
CBD contains very little or no THC so it doesn’t get you high.
When you consume CBD it activates your CB1 and CB2 receptors within your Endocannabinoid system which help to reduce inflammation in your central nervous system and soothe pain around your body.
How To Use CBD For Back Pain Relief
There are quite a few different ways to consume CBD including oils, vaping, gummies, pills and creams.
For back pain relief you might want to try a CBD cream for localized pain relief.
Vaping is another quick way to get the CBD in your system because it gets absorbed through your lungs.
Oils, pills and gummies work great too but are a bit slower because your body needs to digest them before the CBD takes effect.
How Much CBD Should You Use For Back Pain Relief?
That’s a good question. Because CBD is a natural medicine there are no set rule on how much you need to take.
CBD has been shown to be safe and well tolerated in humans even with very high doses up to 1,500mg per day.
To find the right amount to soothe your back pain:
- Start with 20mg of CBD per day for the first 3 days.
- Then keep increasing you dose by 5mg every 3 days until you feel a noticeable improvement.
- Keep a diary and write down how much CBD you’ve taken and how you feel that day after taking it.
Real People Using CBD Oil For Back Pain Relief
Right now, real people are using CBD and getting life changing results.
Here’s a few of the glowing testimonials from people using CBD for their back pain:
cbd oil literally just dissolved my back pain this morning and kept me from having a full on panic attack when i could have taken a muscle relaxant and a xanax and for this shit to help me replace BENZOS speaks to the importance of the accessibility of cannabis— jbepis (@gaycellobitch) August 2, 2018
Ronnie takes 25-50mg per day and has noticed a significant improvement!
been taking 25-50mg CBD oil each day for a couple weeks and i've noticed a significant improvement in my anxiety, back pain, quality of sleep and overall mood. no psychoactive effects, so i take it each morning before work/gym. i highly recommend it! 👌🏽— ronnie (@nativeearthian) April 7, 2018
This kind hearted man got some CBD for his Nana!
My nana has been having increased back pain and she has trouble sleeping. I finally got her to agree to trying CBD (with melatonin) and Bro she is SAWING LOGS so happy for her rn— Top__Dawgg (@_alpha117) March 9, 2020
This guy accidentally bought CBD and cured his back pain! 🙂
accidentally bought cbd instead of thc so now i’m a dad free of back pain. might start hiking.— Abe’s Odyssey (@ebenezerfury) March 3, 2020
This guy says that CBD is helping with his back pain in a major way!
i can't smoke weed because of my anxiety but i can 100% say that CBD has helped with my back pain in such a major way. it's honestly insane.— rage against the ca-ching (@tapia288) March 6, 2020
Those are just a few of the many glowing testimonials I found for CBD being used for back pain relief.
If you’re suffering from back pain then I hope you found ths article helpful and it inspires you to give CBD a try for yourself.
If you’ve used CBD for back pain then let us know if it helped in the comments below!