An estimated 5-10% of people with low back pain have sciatica, whereas the reported lifetime prevalence of low back pain ranges from 49% to 70%. The annual prevalence of disc related sciatica in the general population is estimated at 2.2%. Sciatica is a term that describes the symptoms of pain, numbness, and/or weakness that radiate along the sciatic nerve from the lower back to the buttocks and legs.
Most commonly sciatica is caused by a disc problem, such as a herniated disc that is pressing against the nerve root. Treatment for sciatica includes medication treatment such as over the counter pain relievers such as NSAIDs or muscle relaxants.
Although people might find minimal relief with prescribed medications the thought of long-term use complications or side effects tend to make prescribed medication less appealing. More people prefer a more natural alternative such as CBD. CBD has anti-inflammatory properties and helps relieve chronic pain which are common symptoms due to sciatic pain. Although CBD cannot cure sciatica it can help provide much needed relief.
CBD is molecule that binds with the CB1 and CB2 receptors in your endocannabinoid system, a system responsible for communicating “good and bad signals” throughout your body. When CBD attaches itself to these receptors, it can change the bad signal to a good one, restoring balance or homeostasis in your body.
Our 2500mg AHS custom cream is perfect for helping relieve chronic pain and inflammation associated with sciatic pain. Our team of specialists are always available to provide education or assist you in finding the right product specific to your needs.