Q: Does CBD Really Help with Back Pain?
A: Yes - Jihi’s Got Your Back!
We're all familiar with the dreaded backache that may follow a night of poor sleep, hours at your desk, or one wrong move in your Vinyasa flow. Although it may feel like no amount of stretching can soothe the stress and strain of back pain, CBD really can help. So instead of reaching for over the counter pain medicine or a foam roller, try reaching for a topical CBD, like our Merrimint Body Balm, as an effective, holistic solution to help manage back pain.
According to Reid Health and other experts, inflammation is a common cause of back pain. CBD topicals can target back pain and inflammation by allowing the cannabinoids to penetrate the skin and affect localized endocannabinoid receptors. So when applied to your back, Merrimint can help relieve your back pain, creating more room for joy, personal alignment and mindful living.
Jihi's Merrimint Body Balm specializes in targeting pain, swelling and inflammation of muscles, joints and tendons - making it the perfect addition to your back pain solutions. This highly concentrated CBD balm contains no water or fillers and has a relaxing blend of peppermint and menthol to help cool and soothe inflamed areas. Clean, cool, and conscientious? Count us in.
We're big fans of taking the time to make this moment of recovery a bit more magical by massaging the balm into our backs. Not only does this squeeze a bit more self-care into your routine, but it can also promote the relaxation of sore and tense muscles while the soothing scent and cooling touch will help relieve anxiety and promote rest and rejuvenation.
We like to build a Merrimint Body Balm massage into our routine multiple times a day to help relieve back pain. Some of our favorite times to do this are:
- Before sitting at a desk for long periods of time
- Before and after exercising or intentional movement
- While relaxing or meditating at home
- After bathing
- Before periods of rest
Pro tip: Back pain can be worsened by inconsistent and restless sleep. For the perfect pairing, we like to use our inflammation reducing Merrimint Body Balm with our oral Reverie Herbal Supplement, to create a dreamy nighttime routine. With your body and mind relaxed, this duo is here to help ease you into a good night's sleep.
In addition to taking Jihi's CBD supplements, you can read here about the best sleeping positions for lower back pain, so that your nights are more restful and your days are more joyful.