Using Cannabis For Curing Back Pain
Cannabis is an excellent pain reliever. It provides relief with no significant side effects. A natural green herb, using quality cannabis strains can help the patient and live a new life.
As per the Mayo Clinic, around 80% of Americans suffer from lower back pain at least once in their life. It is more common among adults aged 35 and 55 years.
A popular over the counter pain reliever is Tylenol. Other prescription medications are Voltaren, Celebrex, Relafen.
The unfortunate news is that due to the high drug intensity of these medicines, opioid addiction is common among users. This is precisely the reason why using cannabis as a pain reliever is safe.
Marijuana TO Relieve Back Pain
A study was done by University of Colorado Spine Center which showed that cannabis is highly effective in relieving back pain and much safer than opioids. 90% of patients experience relief in pain and 80% found the treatment equal or more than that of opioids.
Strains to use for relieving back pain
1. Harley Quinn
A hybrid marijuana strain is Sativa dominant. It is a cross between Columbian Gold, Swiss and Thai Landrace. The CBD level is 4%- 10% as compared to other cannabis strains. Thus, it is a perfect relaxant with no euphoric high. It calms the user down and is ideal to be used anytime of the day.
A sativa dominant hybrid, ACDC has a CBD level of 20:1. THC range is between 0.4- 1.2% and the CBD range is between 16- 24%. There are very less to no psychoactive side effects and according to the Royal Palm Beach medical doctors, it proves to be an effective pain killer in chronic cases.
3. OG Kush
An Indica dominant, there is a high THC presence. The patients experience a euphoric high along with pain and muscle spasm relief. The THC presence is 23% and CBD in only 1%. It has the most psychoactive effects than other strains.
4. Uncle Andy
Not very popular but Uncle Andy is effective to be used for treating back pain. It is a grade A cannabis strain and is covered with trichomes. The fruity smell can be smelled from a distance and the high lasts upto 3 hours.
5. Gorilla Glue
Also called 429 Glue, it is a balanced hybrid strain. The average THC presence is 25% and has strong effects. It is very effective for chronic injuries and back pain, making it ideal for back pain treatment. On using before bedtime, it can provide the user with a deep sleep.