Cannabidiol (CBD) Oil in Clermont
CBD Oil is a Safe and Effective Alternative to Narcotics in Treating Back Pain
Back pain affects 31 million Americans at any given time. According to the American Chiropractic Association, back pain is the most common reason that people visit their doctor. With back pain as the leading cause of disability worldwide, it’s a costly medical problem for hospitals, business and employees. Treatment for low back pain cost at least $50 billion each year. Factor in lost wages and productivity, that number could be closer to double the actual cost to our economy.
Overprescribing of Opioid Pain Medication Has Led to a Public Health Crisis
Doctors prescribe narcotic pain medication, namely opioids, to aid in pain management at an alarmingly high rate. In 2015 alone, there were 240 million opioid prescriptions dispensed to patients. But the side effects and addictive quality of opioid-based medications has taken a heavy toll on both the individual and our society.
Addiction is a growing problem across America. According to WebMD, 2 million Americans had a substance abuse disorder related to opioid medication. The national institute on Drug Abuse says that 115 people in the US die every day after overdoses of opioids. The alarming number of substance abuse disorders and overdoses led the Department of Health and Human Services declare opioid addiction and overdose as a public emergency. Better, safer and more effective treatments need to be available to chronic pain sufferers.
CBD Oil is Effective Alternative to Narcotic Pain Medication for Back Pain
Public awareness and approval of Cannabinoid oil and other cannabis based treatments has increased in recent year. Cannabinoid oil and medical marijuana have successfully been used to treat conditions such as depression, anxiety, chronic pain including back pain and even seizures.
The endocannabinoid system spans multiple organ systems in the human body. Endogenous cannabinoids and their receptors are found in the brain, connective tissue, glands and skin. Because cannabinoids are a naturally occurring chemical in our bodies, cannabis and its derivatives has been shown to be anti aging and even reduce free radical damage.
Cannabinoid oil has been shown to be very effective in the treatment of back pain. It also doesn’t have the same negative side effects that narcotic pain medication have. In fact, a recent study by the World Health Organization has shown that CBD oil is not addictive or dangerous. Got more questions on cannabis and cannabinoid oil? Call and make an appointment with your Clermont chiropractor to discuss your options for pain management. Cannabinoid oil along with chiropractic care for your low back pain are both available at Michaux Family Chiropractic, your Clermont chiropractor. 352-243-7300