Neck Pain is a physiological condition in which a person feels pain when he/she try to move neck around. Neck pain is associated with shoulder pain sometimes but it can be present in solitary form also. Neck pain causes a painful discomfort starting from the back head to the shoulder. There are different types of neck pain such as sharp neck pain, dull neck pain, etc. Neck pain is sudden sometimes and the patient feels a pull at the backside of the head.
Neck Pain has different causes such as poor posture during sitting, sitting for a very long time, or sitting in a very awkward position which can cause a strain on the muscles of the neck. Disc Degeneration is another big cause of Neck Pain. Disc degeneration can result due to different diseases such as cancer, meningitis. Osteoarthritis is another big reason for disc degeneration. Neck injury is another big reason for neck pain.
Can we use CBD for Neck Pain relief?
CBD (Cannabidiol) is the chemical extract of the hemp (cannabis) plant. CBD is a completely non-psychoactive compound and for this reason, it doesn’t produce a high or euphoria effects. Can we use CBD for Neck Pain relief? The answer is Yes! We can use CBD for Neck pain relief. The anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties of CBD are not proven medical science but some independent research studies provide evidence for these properties of CBD. According to some research studies, CBD can relieve neck pain through the following mechanisms.
ü CBD relieves Neck Pain by interacting with the body’s Endocannabinoid System:
CBD has a very strong interaction with the body’s Endocannabinoid System. Endocannabinoid System is the system of neurotransmitters in the whole body including the brain. Endocannabinoid System controls and regulate some important function of the body through its receptors. The body functions which come under the control of the Endocannabinoid system are memory, pain and inflammation perception, emotions, and sleep. There are two kinds of receptors present in the Endocannabinoid system. CB1 receptors and CB2 receptors. CBD interact with both these receptors and control the pain and inflammation perception. CBD decreases the neck pain by binding on both these receptors. CB2 receptors are more important than CB1 receptors because it is responsible for pain reception by the CNS (Central Nervous System). Hence, CBD relieves neck pain by interacting with the body’s Endocannabinoid System.
ü CBD has very strong Anti-inflammatory Properties
Inflammation is the major reason of pain sometimes. Inflammation in the neck can cause severe neck pain. CBD has strong anti-inflammatory properties because it reduces inflammation in different parts of the body including the neck. Endocannabinoid System receptors are also responsible for inflammation in different parts of the body. ECS system actually secretes the chemicals which cause inflammation. CBD stops the secretion of inflammation-causing chemicals by binding on the receptors of the ECS system.
CBD is the best replacement for dangerous and expensive NSAIDs (Non-Steroidal Anti-inflammatory drugs) such as Ibuprofen. These drugs have many risks and side effects. These drugs are also not effective every time and in every condition. CBD is best because it has no side-effects with good activity.
How to take CBD for Neck Pain Relief?
There are two ways of taking CBD for Neck Pain Relief, Orally and Topically. We will discuss both these ways briefly.
ü Taking CBD by mouth:
You can take CBD by mouth for neck pain relief. CBD Oil is the best form of CBD which you can take orally. Taking CBD by mouth has many benefits. It is an easy and convenient way of taking CBD. You can take an accurate dose of CBD by using the oral method. An accurate dose is very important in reducing your neck pain. You can take CBD orally in the form of capsules and edible also. If you don’t like to taste the CBD, you can take it by sparkling it on your food or by mixing it in your drink. But there is a limitation of taking CBD by mouth. It requires a longer time for the effect due to the slow dissolving and digestion process. There is a very popular method of taking CBD by placing 4-5 drops of CBD oil under the tongue. It usually takes 2 minutes to enter into the bloodstream and showing effects. But still, you have to taste the CBD Oil in this method.
ü Topical CBD Application:
Topical CBD Application is another way of using CBD for neck pain relief. In this method, CBD is applied on the neck in its infused topical form. CBD-infused topicals are available in different forms. The most popular forms of CBD-infused topicals are balms, creams, and slaves. Manufacturers add synergizing agents with CBD in CBD-infused topical for its better application. This method is simply best for those people who don’t want to taste CBD. It is very important to read the important instruction on the label of CBD-infused topicals to make sure that there are no allergic agents present in it. The topical method is very easy to follow. Just apply a small amount of CBD Oil on the neck and start rubbing it with your hand. Rub it until your pain goes away.
CBD can be very helpful in neck pain relief. It can relief neck pain and inflammation by interacting with the body’s endocannabinoid system receptors. CBD is completely non-psychoactive and non-toxic. For this reason, it has no side effects. Topical CBD application is the best way of taking CBD for neck pain relief.
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