Muscle spasms affect almost 15% of the general population and occur most commonly in people over the age of 50. A muscle spasm is a sudden, involuntary contraction of one or more muscles. Commonly, muscle spasms are normal responses to muscle overexertion, pain, or fatigue.
However, in some circumstances, they imply serious systemic or neurological disease. Treatment for muscle spasms include stretching, hot or cold compress, massage therapy and prescribed medications. Medications used to treat muscle spasms include Baclofen, Dantrolene, Tizanidine, Carisoprodol, Chlorzoxazone, Cyclobenzaprine, Metaxalone, Methocarbamol, Orphenadrine and Botulinum Toxin.
Each prescribed medication contains negative side effects that include headache, dizziness, blurred vision, memory issues, insomnia, nausea, constipation, diarrhea, abdominal pain, vomiting, urination problems, flu-like symptoms, tremors, skin rash, anemia, hallucinations, respiratory issues, swollen glands and gastrointestinal bleeding. Studies show that CBD may help alleviate muscle spasms along with other conditions that may cause muscle spasms to occur like anxiety, stress and pain caused by overworked muscles without the negative side effects of prescribed medications.
When a muscle contracts, it is due to chemical messengers originating from the central nervous system, going to a muscle, and forcing it to contract. Without a proper supply of endocannabinoids, there is nothing to slow down these excessive chemicals, causing muscles to contract continuously.
An insufficient supply of endocannabinoids is a condition called Clinical Endocannabinoid Deficiency (CECD).CBD directly aids in slowing down this flow of chemical messengers, and boosts the body’s supply of endocannabinoids, which may help with muscle relaxation and reducing spasticity. Additionally, muscle rigidity, tension, and spasticity can be the result of chronic stress or overwork and CBD shows great promise in helping reduce high anxiety levels.
Our AHS 1500mg tincture can be taken sublingually along with the Miller Healer 100mg topical patches to help alleviate muscle spasms. Always consult your primary care physician before starting a new treatment.
Our team of specialists are always available to provide you with education and assist you with any questions regarding CBD.