At CBD School we aim to provide you with more than just boring and dry data on the science behind CBD. You need to know about how CBD is helping people just like you with their problems. Cannabis medicine is an anecdotal game – the people using cannabis have a different perspective than the scientists doing the research. Read this post to find out how a beautiful and smart girl named Sarah used CBD for her back pain.
It all started with my job where I work as a care assistant in a care home. As part of my job I had to do some pretty hefty lifting where patients were concerned and that put a strain on my back. I started to develop persistent back pain and I had to quit my job and stay at home. The back pain affected my mobility and I was started on a course of physiotherapy and when that didn’t help a friend gave me a Tramadol pill to try, just to see if the pill would help relieve some of the pain. I took the Tramadol pill and within an hour the back pain had gone away. I decided to continue on the Tramadol even though it meant I was suffering from fatigue, dizziness and general fogginess. I wished I could find something that was more natural with fewer side effects. Don’t get me wrong I was grateful for the relief it brought me but I was still unwell in other ways due to the medication I was taking.
A friend of mine who suffers from anxiety started to do some research and read on a health forum that CBD (cannabidiol) was helpful in the treatment of anxiety and she bought some to try out for herself. While she was researching the properties of CBD she also read about its pain relieving properties and immediately thought about me. The CBD oil she bought online worked to treat her anxiety so I thought maybe it will work for me and my back pain.
Cannabidiol, or CBD, is the second most common cannabinoid found in cannabis or marijuana. The other well-known cannabinoid is tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC. CBD acts differently from THC as it doesn’t get you high for starters and it reduces the high effect of THC when the two are taken together. So CBD would also be a natural and safe choice for children and adolescents. CBD doesn’t have a known lethal dose and is very safe to take.
Other known uses of CBD include:
- Anti tumour
- Anti psychotic
The good thing about CBD which comes from hemp is that it is legal in the USA and some parts of the EU so it’s freely available to buy online. Virtually all the products available in Europe are made from hemp based products and our CBD hemp oil was no different.
I got curious and started reading up on the research surrounding CBD and its pain relief properties. I found many studies such as this one that is an abstract on all that is known about cannabinoids and pain relief.
A problem my friend and I had was that of finding a regular, reputable supplier of CBD oil and finding the correct dosages and other relevant information we needed on the net. Our doctors had never heard of CBD here in the UK and whilst that is slowly changing now, especially since the MRHA (Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulation Agency) declared CBD a real medicine with real benefits, meaning that doctors have to be knowledgeable on the subject matter, when I embarked on this path little was known about legal medical cannabis in the UK.
My research convinced me that it was safe to take and I had nothing to lose, anyway. I decided to start out by taking about 3000 MG a month. It came in a syringe loaded with hemp based oil or paste, a dark paste like substance with a distinct smell and taste to it.
Another problem I had to face was the cost of the CBD as I had to pay for the medicine out of my own pocket and it came to quite a notable sum of money each month.
On my first day of trying the oil and taking a dose of roughly 30-40MG, I managed to go all day without taking any other pain medication. That was absolutely superb! I usually had to take my medication more than once or twice throughout the day. I continued to take a dose of the CBD hemp oil every morning without fail and within two hours all my back pain was gone and I had no side effects at all; just a feeling of total relaxation and well-being.
Another plus side to this medication is that it enhances your mood so that over time your mood improves and I personally found that my cognitive abilities were also boosted.
It comes as no surprise that CBD helps with back pain as it has a strong anti-inflammatory action and it helps to relax the muscles in the body. I found that all I needed to take was the CBD oil to feel fit and healthy and I have recently returned to my job feeling better than ever.
I can whole heartedly recommend this product to any one that has pain management problems; whether they are dealing with pain that is difficult to treat or maybe just want to come off pharmaceuticals or avoid surgery, they most definitely need to think about trying a course of CBD hemp oil to treat the pain before resorting to trying other remedies which can be harmful to the body.
CBD is a non-toxic substance that has no known ill effects; this alone, as far as I’m concerned, means it should be placed in a distinctly different category of medicinal products to pharmaceutical chemical drugs which are available for pain management and have a lot of side effects.
That horrible feeling of being constantly drugged and spaced out has completely gone and I have now replaced my old medications with CBD hemp oil. I have no regrets and I hope that anyone reading this article will consider CBD as a treatment option in the future, seeing as it has worked for me and seems to me to be a superior drug to whatever other options are available on the market today.