Patricia Taylor, owner of Life Retreat, shares some advice on managing neck pain and the benefits of CBD oil in pain management:
There is mounting evidence suggesting that cannabis oil helps alleviate symptoms of muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, autism, insomnia and depression among others. Made from the calming cannabidiol (CBD) found in the marijuana plant, CBD oil influences the release and uptake of neurotransmitters, including dopamine and serotonin.
This leads to many therapeutic uses. Its calming effect can reduce acidity and muscle spasms as well as enable you to get a better night’s sleep. It eases the throat and stomach muscles, allowing you to eat and digest your food more efficiently. Sleep and nutrition are two of the essential things in our journey to living pain free.
There are several ways to use CBD oil. You can use a drop of tincture twice a day or rub cramp cream onto painful and stiff areas twice a day. The healing benefits of both are enhanced by rolling the pain-ease or stress-ease roll-ease onto your temples.
It is important to remember that CBD oil is not a miracle in a bottle. It really will help ease pain, but it is important also to address the cause of the pain (namely, posture and positioning) and adjust lifestyle habits.
Focus on sitting up upright as possible and regularly do exercises approved by your physio to strengthen your core. Ensure your seat cushion is suited for you by consulting a seat specialist. Try to avoid bumpy terrain. Alterations to your diet and ensuring you get enough sleep can also help prevent pain. Avoid cutting down on any prescribed medication without the consent of your doctor.
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