There about a hundred million of American people suffering from different forms of chronic back pains.
Are you one of those who suffer from an excruciating back pain? The intensity of a back pain can range from mild to severe. It can be a sharp, dull or annoying pain. Some can be too intense that it can be disabling. A severe back pain can cause mobility restriction and can greatly affect the sufferer’s quality of life.
Common Classifications of Back Pain:
- Mechanical Back-Pain
Mechanical back-pain is a sharp, dull pain in the back area that may constantly come and go. One common cause of this type of back pain is a muscle strain.
- Referred Back-Pain
A common example of a back pain is the degenerative disc disease. The intensity of the pain can vary with the pain that seemingly moves around.
- Radicular Back-Pain
Radicular back-pain is a kind of intense pain usually coupled with weakness and/or numbness. It can be caused by several conditions such as spinal stenosis and degenerative spondylolisthesis among older adults.
Having a back pain can be the most uncomfortable and painful experience. It can last for weeks, months and even years which can either be continuous or intermittent. Typical causes of back pain include:
- Inflammation, Injury, and Fractures
- Overly Strenuous activities including improper heavy weight lifting
- Degenerative, or the effects of aging
- Bone spur or tumor
- An infection
- Poor muscle tone
- Muscle Tension
What are the common treatments for back pain?
While exercising, avoiding smoking and good posture is recommended to correct mild back pains, severe back pains are often treated with NSAIDs or Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Voltaren, Ibuprofen, and Valium are common examples of NSAIDs widely prescribed to manage back pains. NSAIDs can be effective but just like other medicines over time it may lose its effect on frequent users. These medicines can also cause serious side effects leading to internal organ failures. Prolonged usage of NSAIDs is found to cause gastrointestinal disorders including stomach cramps, constipation, and various stomach ulcers.
Other back pain treatments include therapy and relaxation techniques. In many ways, all of these treatments can be limited and temporary and the patient is often left to suffer the pain.
CBD – A New Hope for Back Pain Patients
One of the most emerging breakthroughs in the field of medicine is medical marijuana. Various researchers have proven the health benefits coming from the hemp extract. Most people may still seem to be skeptical about medical marijuana. But scientific studies have found CBD - another rich component in cannabis plants - as a promising medicinal purpose. Unlike the infamous THC component that can cause psycho effects and euphoria, the phytocannabinoid component is non-psychoactive which means it is nonreactive to human’s psychological motor. It is a highly effective anti-inflammatory and pain reliever without any serious side effects. Now, chronic back pain patients will find a quick and strong anti-degenerative medicine guaranteed to be safe and non-addictive. This is indeed great news and hopefully, as more studies will be made, CBD can be rallied as a legal and safe medicinal wonder.