Does cannabis help with back pain?

More and more people are realising the potential of cannabis and CBD to help treat their medical symptoms, especially when it comes to joint and nerve pain.

Back pain is one of the most common types of chronic pain that people deal with and, at its worst, it can be disabling. So that begs the question, does cannabis help with back pain?

Does cannabis help with back pain?

There is still a lot to learn about the full range of medical benefits offered by cannabis, as it is often understudied and overlooked. However, it is known that cannabis can help to relieve inflammation, and this is one of the main causes of back pain.

By relaxing muscles and reducing tension, pressure can be relieved from the back, allowing patients to feel relief from back pain that may otherwise be difficult to achieve without major side effects or drawbacks.

Arthritis is another common cause of back pain and, whilst medical cannabis isn’t able to cure arthritis or slow its progression, it has been well-documented that cannabis can still be used to relieve pain.

Cannabis can also help problems related to long-term back pain such as improving poor sleep, improving mood and helping poor appetites, all of which are greatly affected by pain. These may not be helping the root cause of pain directly, but they still have a massive effect on the quality of life of the sufferer.

For the full range of the types of pain that we treat at London Cannabis Clinic, read our guide here.

Why choose cannabis as a treatment?

Cannabis can have many benefits over the medications you may be prescribed by a GP. This is because, unlike some prescribed medications, cannabis offers a natural, non-addictive way to receive effective pain relief.

Cannabis often offers fewer negative side effects than much stronger drugs that may be prescribed by a doctor. This is one reason why cannabis is often used for long-term pain, as a lot of prescribed medication is either addictive when taken for a long time, or becomes less and less effective over time as your body gets used to it.

For more information on the basics of medical cannabis, read our guide here.

If you wish to explore treatment using cannabis for back pain in London, then contact us using the form on our website or call 020 7118 0250