CBD pain relief topical for patients, for before and after chiropractic care
PATIENTS CAN ENHANCE THEIR RELIEF from pain during chiropractic visits with a CBD pain relief topical in a variety of ways, both before, during, and after the visit.
A CBD pain relief topical can provide muscle, joint and nerve relief in addition to soothing back pain, while also alleviating pain in the body in other areas where and when it’s needed when receiving chiropractic care. CBD topical creams are reported safe for use and have a high safety profile for regular long-term use. Since most CBD creams contain zero THC, if patients are concerned about failing a drug test, providers can offer their own brands guaranteed to contain zero THC.
Let’s explore using CBD topical skin cream to boost the effects of chiropractic sessions.
The effectiveness of CBD creams
CBD cream is a lotion that can be applied nearly anywhere topically on your skin to provide both cool and warm deep-soothing relief. The best CBD topical creams provide near-instant relieving effects both on the surface of the skin and deep into the muscle tissues and joints.
Potent CBD pain relief topical salves are known to help with muscle knots, nerve sensations, joint aches, dry skin and much more. CBD creams are also used for massage, general relaxation and nearly any other topical application whenever the need arises. Extra-strength CBD creams are what many avid users would refer to as a major step up from the common lotions you find at the market.
CBD cream safety
Overall, CBD topicals are very safe and have a history of working well whether dealing with persistent pain or simply applying a cream to prevent and soften strains from the daily grind. While cannabis allergies are possible, chances are extremely low that there can be an allergic reaction in patients. Be aware that it is also possible patients can have an allergy to other ingredients in a CBD cream, such as ingredients used to produce the smell or texture of the cream.
Can a CBD pain relief topical cause a failed drug test?
It’s very unlikely patients can fail a drug test using most CBD topical lotions because many CBD creams do not contain the THC molecule, and CBD topicals are typically not absorbed into the bloodstream.
The bottom line is to check the ingredients if patients are worried about a drug test and carry a brand you trust. This type of skin care product is derived partly from hemp as well, so it could contain trace amounts of THC that could pop up in a drug test if the manufacturer is not strict in the manufacturing process.
Getting the maximum CBD benefit for patients
For patients to get the maximum benefit out of CBD cream for use before, during or after chiropractic care, you want to choose a topical that works best. Many CBD pain relief topical creams have other ingredients that act complementary to the other cannabinoids found in the formula, while other creams may have undesirable molecules that won’t provide additional benefits.
Overall, the best CBD creams for chiropractic applications take advantage of organically-grown hemp CBD, are non-GMO, vegan and gluten-friendly, made in the USA, have zero THC, and are third-party lab tested to verify quality and safety.
Why do athletes take CBD?
In general, CBD topicals can give athletes an advantage when it comes to getting an edge on opponents in reducing recovery time and experiencing a smoother and more beneficial chiropractor visit. CBD creams can help athletes by soothing their muscles and aiding in pain reduction during an adjustment.
Popular athletes who use CBD regularly include:
- Rickie Fowler (PGA golfer)
- Rob Gronkowski (NFL)
- Megan Rapinoe (women’s soccer)
- Klay Thompson (NBA)
- Gabby Douglas (Olympic gymnast)
- Lolo Jones (Olympic track and field)
Athletics can improve their performance if the lotion is utilized correctly and when needed, and CBD topicals can help boost recovery time of the localized area to which they’re applied. By applying CBD topicals before, during and after workout sessions or games, patients can experience the potential to push harder and faster beyond their typical physical and mental limits.
Do CBD topicals help nerve and lower back pain?
A review published in the medical journal Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology1 shows how CBD topicals can provide nerve pain relief in several circumstances, including sharp, intense, cold and itchy nerve sensations.
In addition to possibly providing relief for mild nerve pain, CBD cream can help patients’ bodies relax enough to optimally activate the natural healing cycle. According to various leading researchers,2 CBD topicals are known to relieve mild to moderate forms of lower back pain.
Not all CBD is equal
Not all CBD creams are created the same, as patients find when shopping at common stores rather than using CBD products recommended by their chiropractor. Look for CBD pain relief topical products or brands with outstanding reviews and options including other complimentary ingredients that can further enhance your patients’ relief and chiropractic care.
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- Eskander, J. P., Kaye, A. D., Shah, R. V., Spall, A., & Spall, J. (n.d.). Cannabidiol (CBD) as a treatment of acute and chronic back pain: A case series and literature review. Journal of opioid management. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32421842/
- Xu, D. H., Fang, Y., Tang, M., & Cullen, B. D. (n.d.). The effectiveness of topical cannabidiol oil in symptomatic relief of peripheral neuropathy of the lower extremities. Current pharmaceutical biotechnology. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31793418/