An estimated 8 to 11 percent of the population are affected by spinal stenosis, and it’s most common in baby boomers over 50. Spinal stenosis is a condition that stems from the irregular narrowing of a person’s spine, putting a sense of pressure on the nerves located in the back.
Spinal stenosis is characterized by aggravated pain and inflammation that can lead to numbness and muscle weakness. There are two primary forms of spinal stenosis that exist. Cervical stenosis primarily occurs in the part of the spine in a person’s neck, whereas lumbar stenosis occurs in the portion of the spine near one’s lower back.
Treatment for this condition includes physical therapy, corrective surgery and prescribed medications. Medications used to treat spinal stenosis include Ibuprofen, Naproxen, Gabapentin and Pregabalin. Each prescribed medication contains negative side effects that include abdominal pain, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, headache, dizziness, blurred vision, bruising, skin rash, ringing in the ears, memory loss, viral infections, tremors and weight gain.
CBD may help alleviate the symptoms of spinal stenosis like pain, inflammation, spasms and anxiety without the negative side effects of prescribed medication. The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a bodily system comprised of endocannabinoids, or neurotransmitters, that are responsible for sending signals to other systems in the body.
When a person experiences a condition that induces chronic states of pain, such as spinal stenosis, the receptor expression in the ECS is altered. The best way to counteract the discomfort and inflammation provoked by spinal stenosis is to influence the levels of endocannabinoids present in one’s ECS.
Our AHS 1500mg tincture can be taken sublingually along with our AHS 2500mg cream that can be applied topically to help reduce the symptoms of spinal stenosis. Always consult your primary care physician before starting a new treatment.
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