When you are suffering from back pain following a fall, there are a lot of things going through your mind. Be it the bills that you will need to pay, the hours of labor that you have to miss out on, but in all of these cases, the actual pain you are suffering through is going to be the prime concern you are facing at the moment. So through all of this, you are going to want to find something, anything, that can provide you some sort of pain relief for your back while you are recovering. But what is effective to deal with this pain? Today, we will look at the effectiveness of Cannabidiol, or CBD, oils for pain relief.
How can CBD oils influence your pain relief during the recovery process after a fall?
The truth is, CBD oils are a relatively new and understudied treatment for pain, though one of the biggest benefits that has been gleaned from its use is a reduction of inflammation and neuropathy, which is a factor in many kinds of back pains, most notably chronic back pain. CBD oils can come in a number of different forms, most commonly including topical creams and gels. Even if the back pain is not chronic, using CBD oils may be of some benefit for at least helping you recover and reduce the amount of pain from your injury. Some people may think that CBD oils are illegal or dangerous because of the association with marijuana, but it is not at all. That is, whatever dangers it may pose are not necessarily the same as those you might find with marijuana.
One thing you need to realize is that the lack of study relating to the use of CBD for back pain may create a problem relating to the potential side effects of its use. Some side effects may be a lot more short-term than others, but there are still long-term side effects you need to be mindful of that we may not yet be fully aware of. You also need to be aware of potential drug interactions as well. All that being said, results so far have been more than promising. Future results will hopefully continue to be productive, and hopefully, show the pros and cons of using CBD oils for back pain.
There are various types of medical care that you may pursue in dealing with your back pain, as well as other damages that may have been incurred through the fall. When it comes to paying for your medical bills, you may be worried that you will not be able to cover them. However, there are certain situations where you will not have to worry too much about the costs in the long term. For example, if someone is responsible for your fall, you may be able to get some form of compensation; whether it be due to poor maintenance of one’s environment or a simple accident, whether it is a corporation or an individual, one can file a personal injury claim to deal with potential joblessness, medical bills, and other things that the accident caused. One common way for a fall to occur is poor maintenance of one’s property. For example, if a business does not take care to keep their walkways unobstructed or prevent ice from forming, they run the risk of having people trip or slip on these, and in turn, they run a very real risk that they could face a personal injury lawsuit.
Discussing the side effects of CBD oil use
As mentioned above, CBD oils are still being studied by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), but we do have some kind of idea of what side effects CBD oils may have. As of March 5, 2020, only one CBD product has been approved: a prescription drug used to treat seizures that come about from Lennox Gastant syndrome, Dravet syndrome, and tuberous sclerosis complex. Such a drug is not meant for use at all for back pain, mind, so do not use this drug unless you are afflicted with any of the things it treats and if it is prescribed to you by a licensed medical professional.
Ultimately, however, the FDA notes that the studies suggest that what little information they do on CBD oils suggests that there are very possible risks associated with CBD oils. There are even certain products that include CBD oils that make unfounded claims of medical benefits for their use. So you need to be mindful of what you are getting into when you use products that contain CBD oils, as you need to be able to properly weigh the benefits and downsides of using it for back pain relief after a fall.
Some side effects of using CBD oils in order to obtain back pain relief after the fall are going to be worse than others. Some harm is going to be more immediately obvious, usually something that will reverse once you have stopped treating your back pain using CBD oils. Some of these symptoms include reduced alertness, gastrointestinal distress (usually manifesting in the form of diarrhea and/or decreased appetite), and changes in mood, which may manifest as irritability and/or agitation. Some harm can even occur without you being able to perceive that it happened. For example, one of the types of harm is liver injury, which, of course, is going to be quite serious.
As mentioned above, it can also negatively interact with other drugs that you are taking, resulting in reduced efficacy of those drugs as well as potential new side effects from the combination of these drugs. It should also not be combined with alcohol or any drugs that slow brain activity. These kinds of drugs are typically used to treat stress, sleep disorders, and anxiety. If you combine CBD oils with these things, you may experience drowsiness and a feeling of sedation. Male fertility has also been shown to affect male fertility in animals; males who use CBD oils may experience reduced fertility and reproductive toxicity, while male offspring of female animals exposed to CBD oils may be affected similarly.
There are still too many unanswered questions behind the use of any type of CBD products, let alone CBD oils, to say it is safe to use for back pain relief following a fall. For instance, how much can be taken before the side effects trigger? What happens if you take it over a sustained period of time? Which methods of use are safer than others? There are several other pressing questions, so until more data is found, caution should be taken with any prospective use of this.