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Questions & Answers

What type of cannabis cream do you recommend for back ache?

by HelloMD

3 years ago


Questions & Answers

What type of cannabis cream do you recommend for back ache?

by HelloMD

3 years ago


What type of cannabis cream do you recommend for back ache?


Answers


Answer - Co-Founder HelloMD

Topical creams are great thing to try for an achy back. We recently posted two different articles on our Health and Wellness blog on this very topic. Andrea Brooks wrote an article on how topicals helped her recover from chronic pain:

https://www.hellomd.com/health-wellness/topicals-a-revelation-in-treating-pain-with-cannabis

In the article she writes: "Applying a topical is a transdermal method of ingesting cannabis - meaning it goes through your skin. They work by binding to a network of receptors called CB2 that are found throughout the body and are activated either by the body’s naturally-occurring endocannabinoids or by cannabis compounds known as phytocannabinoids.

When you apply most topicals, the cannabinoids don’t enter the bloodstream so you will not have a psychoactive experience. The two exceptions are with transdermal patches, which will deliver THC to the bloodstream and can cause psychoactive effects and cannabis-infused soaks, which allow THC to be absorbed through the colon. However, with lotions, salves, and the like, you can use them to relieve pain in a specific area while going about your day."

I wrote an article on how I use topicals and in this I talk about specific products that I really enjoy which are available in California:

https://www.hellomd.com/health-wellness/cannabis-topicals-provide-relief-for-sore-muscles-pain

Everyone is different, but for me topical creams really help with lower back pain. Some people prefer menthol based salves while I tend to prefer the really creamy, rich body butters. The other option is to try a bath soak, which can have higher CBD or higher THC depending on the brand. I hope this helps!


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