Can You Use CBD for Treating Sciatica Pain?

Many of you may be battling with sciatica pain for many years and quite a few CBD products launched in the market are claiming that it can treat this kind of pain.

Can you really believe their claim? Read further to find your answer.

Usually, sciatica pain is caused by certain bone spur or because of herniated disk pushing the nerve in the back and CBD cannot cure your sciatica fully.

Final treatment is possible only with surgery. However, CBD edibles can provide you certain amount of relief for few days.

How CBD can provide relief from sciatica pain

People who are suffering from sciatica pain many suffer from any of the following 2 types of pains:

  • Neuropathic
  • Nociceptive.

Researchers have found that both of these kinds of pain can be reduced by using CBD. Let us try to understand how CBD can work to alleviate your pain.

In our endocannabinoid system, there are 2 receptors called CB1 and CB2 which is bonded by CBD molecule. These two receptors are mainly responsible for communicating with “good as well as bad signals” all throughout our body.

As the CBD will attach itself to both these receptors, it will change bad signal into a good signal and restore balance in our body.

We have seen how cannabinoids can help our body to heal from various health issues. CBD also is one such cannabinoid which can fight with inflammation and pain. In this way CBD provides relief from sciatica pain.

Further researches are going on for using CBD for the treatment of sciatica pain and the evidences are promising.

Use of CBD for treatment of sciatica

You must remember that you should always consult with your doctor before you change any of your medications or if you decide to use CBD along with your current medications.

Following are 2 best CBD products used for sciatica treatment

  1. CBD tinctures

You may take CBD tinctures sublingually by placing it under the tongue and then hold it for 30 to 60 seconds, and swallow. CBD will enter into your bloodstream and provide you relief.

It is necessary to use minimum 1000mg CBD tincture because of its strength always start with lower dosage say half a dropper. After that you can slowly increase your dose.

CBD as you know can affect each individual differently, hence you need to be cautious and establish the correct dosage for you.

2.  CBD topicals

These CBD topicals are available as lotions that you can rub on the affected areas of the body. Though topicals may not offer you long lasting relief, it can provide you immediate relief for 2 hours maximum

Here too, you must start with lower dosage in the beginning to check your sensitivity and then slowly increase till you get proper relief.

Please note that when you are using any topicals, it is always essential to make sure that you must wash your hands properly after applying it by using your hands.

In case, you ever touch your unwashed hand on your eyes or any other private areas then you may face a very unpleasant experience for some time.

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