While CBD is present in both varieties, many of the CBD products available to consumers are from the hemp plant. CBD does not come with the high or psychogenic effects of marijuana.
CBD oil is derived from a plant called cannabis sativa. The plant has over 100 chemical compounds, called cannabinoids, that have a range of effects, including anti-inflammatory and analgesic (pain relieving) qualities.
Ways CBD Treats Back Pain
As with other natural products, there is potential for adverse reactions when taken with other medications, especially those that come with grapefruit warnings, such as certain blood thinners. These warnings indicate that certain medications should not be taken with products containing grapefruit.
CBD is available in many forms; topical creams and gels have shown promising results for inflammation and neuropathy, which may make them a good option for back and neck pain. 2
What Is CBD?
Cannabidiol, commonly referred to as CBD, is a new and relatively understudied treatment for pain, including back pain. Studies suggest it may help relieve inflammation, which is often a factor in chronic back pain. 1
New to Reddit and new to this board. A couple of months ago I was diagnosed with a inguinal hernia which started in my groin and has moved down into my scrotum. I am awaiting an ultra sound scan and inevitably some sort of surgery to repair it. This past couple of weeks I have been noticing more discomfort with the hernia. I know it isn't strangulated, as it massages right back in, but I think it has become more uncomfortable as it has moved lower down.
A couple of days ago I started taking CBD oil, a UK based brand called Improve Me. The strength is 250mg (their weakest variety), with a recommended dosage of 25mg. On day one I dosed twice, and yesterday just the once. Today I experienced noticeable improvement in my hernia symptoms, almost like it was popping out less, or perhaps smaller, and I was wondering if this might have anything to do with the CBD? I've tried Googling but can find nothing in relation to CBD and hernias. What do people think? Thanks 🙂