Is CBD oil good for back pain? We dig down on the facts.
One of the most common questions I get asked, Is CBD oil good for back pain, particularly lower back pain. Having a short term lower back issue myself picked up from a bad pull dead lifting and also recommending CBD oil to a friend with a more long term chronic lower back issue, I can speak firsthand to CBD oils effectiveness on back pain.
The two main causes of lower back pain.
- Lumbar Strain/Sprain – Lumbar (lower back) muscle sprains and strains are the most common causes of lower back pain. The back is prone to this strain because of its huge weight-bearing function and involvement in twisting, moving and bending. Lumbar sprain is caused when ligaments, the tough bands of tissue that hold bones together, are torn from their attachments. Lumbar muscle strain is caused when muscle fibers are abnormally torn or stretched. Both can result from a gradual overuse or from sudden injury.
- Sciatica – Sciatica is a health condition characterized by pain going down either leg from the lower back. This pain may go down the outside, back or front of the leg. It is often following activities like heavy lifting, though gradual onset can also occur. The pain is often described as shooting. Typically, symptoms are only on one side of the body. Certain causes, however, may result in pain on both sides of the body. Lower back pain is sometimes present. Numbness and/or weakness may occur in various parts of the affected glute leg and foot.
My pain was reduced a lot, I found general tasks and day to day movements a lot more comfortable and bearable. My friend who suffers regularly from sciatica said his day to day pain was significantly lower and the CBD oil seemed to have more effect than his prescription painkillers which he suspects he has developed a resistance to. Being a non-psychoactive compound and with minimal to no side effects amongst users, CBD oil has become his main source of pain treatment as opposed to prescription pain killers which come with some more potent side effects and possible addictive factors.
What strength do I need?
As back pain is typically intense and in some cases chronic, a higher concentration CBD oil is recommended. We both used the Protohemp CBD oil 50000mg. With 60ml in each bottle it also lasts a lot longer than the typical 10-30 ml servings supplied by most CBD oil brands.
How long do I need to use it for?
Basically as long as necessary, My pain had all but gone when I finished the bottle. I chose to carry on taking CBD oil for the countless other benefits. My friend is still taking it for his sciatica due to it being a long term ailment. There are many other causes of back pain but from all research I have done it appears to be very effective across the lot.
So, is CBD oil good for back pain?
If you’re asking me Is CBD oil good for back pain my answer is simply YES. My friend and I had very different back related pain but we both benefited hugely from CBD oil.
They say that back pain is youth leaving your body, well maybe CBD oil can be your fountain of youth.