Sciatica is a pain that runs along the sciatic nerve causing backache and pain in hips,
buttock, and legs. Sciatica can be triggered due to prolapsed disk, bone spur, or narrowing of the
spine, which causes the nerve to pinch. When a nerve is compressed, it causes pain,
inflammation, and numbness along the course of the nerve. It usually affects one side of the body
and pain radiates from back to the leg. The pain is usually aggravated by prolonged sitting,
sneezing and coughing.
Usually, Sciatica is treated by months of pain medications and physiotherapy. However, regular
use of NSAIDs and pain killers can bring many side-effects. Studies have found that
cannabinoids trigger the receptors present in the endocannabinoid system, which results in
diminished pain. CBD has some promising results in treating a variety of inflammatory and pain
conditions. CBD can also work synergistically with opioids to make them more effective, thus
reducing the required dosage and controlling the side-effects.
Alleviating the inflammation is another important step to reduce the symptoms of Sciatica. CBD
has anti-inflammatory properties due to which it can effectively manage the inflammatory
symptoms. Some people prefer to use topical CBD cream to treat the symptoms of sciatica.
These creams are sometimes blended with natural ingredients like tea tree oil and aloe vera to
bring soothing effects.
If topical CBD doesn’t bring enough relief, choose CBD vapes, oils or tinctures or ingest it in the
form of tasty gummies. The CBD servings vary from person to person, and initially, it is
recommended to start from the low serving dose and gradually increasing it.