Cannabis, legalized for both medicinal and recreational usage in Canada, is known for its medicinal benefits. Lately, cannabis-infused sports creams and ointments- particularly pain relief ointments have been in the news for all the right reasons. According to official data published, millions of Americans suffer from chronic pain – hence, effective treatment for the same is a must. According to data from Centers for Disease Control and National Institutes of Health – the National Health Interview Survey published in the Journal of Pain reported more than 25 million American adults experience pain every day over the last three months. Adding on to statistics from the same report, it’s said that more than 40 million Americans suffer from severe pain.
Pain management is an integral part of the billion-dollar medical industry – especially in America. While there are plenty of remedies touting pain relief – including steroids, lotions, balms, opioids – none are free from various degrees of side effects. Opioids are pain relievers on the grey side due to quick pain relief provided to seekers and overindulgence, leading to addiction. Similarly, over the counter drugs also leave a lasting impression on the physical and mental health if used for a long period of time.
Now for some good news! Thankfully, cannabis – a plentiful herb with dozens of therapeutic ingredients and healing capabilities comes to the rescue. A botanical-based treatment, CBD pain relief rubs or CBD pain sticks, when used in conjunction with other methods of treatment – like physical rehabilitation, self-care, and exercise can effectively produce lasting relief from chronic pain. CBD sticks are created by infusing cannabis extracts (majorly the essential compounds) with therapeutic herbs to work together. Even though there hasn’t been much research done on the effective usage of cannabis-induced pain relief sticks, there is not much scientific evidence available for pain relief brands currently available in the market either (Tiger Balm, Icy Hot).
However, due to the increased awareness among CBD induced medicine and the best-known properties of being an anti-inflammatory agent, scientific evidence supporting CBD pain sticks and it’s usage will soon be available. At the same time, it’s worth mentioning (as published in the Journal of Pain Research) that cannabinoid treatments reduced pain in animals suffering from inflammation. Other research also suggests effective relief from pain by cannabis-infused rubs for not only arthritis and muscle soreness but also for multiple sclerosis. CBD pain sticks are applied topically and penetrate the top layer of skin for quick relief rather than passing through and penetrating the bloodstream. Hence, there is no effective feeling of ‘being high.’
Due to the incredibly debilitating pain caused by chronic illnesses, pain relieving remedies like steroids and pills have a long usage history for each suffering patient. This leaves them open to undesirable side effects. This is where cannabis – through its naturally present medicinal properties offers effective relief and limited to none side effects. Being easy to use, providing fast relief, allowing to address pain areas directly, non-intoxicating properties, and having virtually no side effects makes the CBD Painsticks very popular. This is the exact reason why first-time patients open up to the medicinal values of cannabis through a simple and effective product line of pain sticks.
Cannabis has been used medicinally for quite some time now. They are known to produce healing effects for pain and chronic illnesses. Advantages of CBD painsticks are the formulation of cannabis oil extracts and extracts of various other medicinal herbs. It not only infuses the effective qualities of cannabis but also qualities from different herbal plants. Being carefully formulated, this super blend relieves sore muscles and painful joints without causing irritation on the skin. Add to the ease of usage and direct application to a pain point – CBD pain sticks are mild enough for sensitive skin and strong enough to do the job.