Can CBD Cream Cure Back Pain?

Sarah M

Back pain is a common ailment that affects millions of people worldwide, causing discomfort and impacting daily activities. As the popularity of CBD continues to grow, many are turning to CBD-infused creams to help alleviate their back pain. But is CBD cream the cure we’ve been waiting for? In this post, we’ll explore the potential of CBD creams for back pain relief and what you should consider when using these products.

How Does CBD Cream Work for Back Pain?

CBD, or cannabidiol, is a non-psychoactive compound found in cannabis plants that has shown promise in relieving pain and inflammation1. CBD creams are topicals that can be applied directly to the skin, targeting specific areas of pain or discomfort. When applied, CBD interacts with the endocannabinoid system (ECS), which plays a role in regulating pain and inflammation in the body2. CBD creams may provide localized relief by reducing inflammation and modulating pain signals sent to the brain3.

What Does the Research Suggest?

Although research on CBD and its effectiveness in relieving back pain is limited, several studies have shown promising results. A 2018 review of the available literature found that cannabinoids, including CBD, could be effective for chronic pain management, including back pain4. Another study found that topical application of CBD could reduce inflammation and pain in an animal model of arthritis5. While these results are encouraging, more research is needed to establish the effectiveness of CBD creams for back pain specifically.

What to Consider When Using CBD Cream for Back Pain

  1. Quality and Purity: As with any CBD product, it’s essential to choose high-quality, independently tested CBD creams. Look for reputable brands that use third-party testing to ensure the purity and potency of their products6.
  2. Dosage and Application: The appropriate dosage of CBD cream for back pain may vary depending on the severity of your pain and the specific product you’re using. Start with a small amount and gradually increase as needed, keeping in mind that it might take some time to find the right balance. Be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions for proper application.
  3. Consistency: CBD creams may provide temporary relief, but it’s important to use them consistently to maintain their effectiveness. Apply the cream as needed or directed by your healthcare professional.
  4. Complementary Therapies: CBD creams might be most effective when used in combination with other treatments for back pain, such as physical therapy, exercise, and proper ergonomics7. Consult your healthcare provider to determine the best approach for your specific situation.
  5. Monitor Your Progress: Keep track of how you feel before and after using CBD cream for back pain. This can help you determine if it’s having the desired effect and if any adjustments are needed8.

Final Thoughts.

While CBD creams may show potential in providing relief from back pain, it is essential to approach their use with caution and informed decision-making. Always consult with a healthcare professional before incorporating CBD creams into your pain management routine. Remember to choose high-quality, third-party tested products, and consistently monitor your progress to ensure the most effective use of CBD creams. Be open to exploring other complementary therapies for a well-rounded approach to back pain relief. As each person’s experience with CBD is unique, patience and perseverance are key in finding the right solution for your individual needs.


  1. Iffland, K., & Grotenhermen, F. (2017). An update on safety and side effects of cannabidiol: A review of clinical data and relevant animal studies. Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research, 2(1), 139-154.
  2. Fine, P. G., & Rosenfeld, M. J. (2013). The endocannabinoid system, cannabinoids, and pain. Rambam Maimonides Medical Journal, 4(4), e0022.
  3. Hammell, D. C., Zhang, L. P., Ma, F., Abshire, S. M., McIlwrath, S. L., Stinchcomb, A. L., & Westlund, K. N. (2016). Transdermal cannabidiol reduces inflammation and pain-related behaviours in a rat model of arthritis. European Journal of Pain, 20(6), 936-948.
  4. Vučković, S., Srebro, D., Vujović, K. S., Vučetić, Č., & Prostran, M. (2018). Cannabinoids and pain: New insights from old molecules. Frontiers in Pharmacology, 9, 1259.
  5. Hammell, D. C., Zhang, L. P., Ma, F., Abshire, S. M., McIlwrath, S. L., Stinchcomb, A. L., & Westlund, K. N. (2016). Transdermal cannabidiol reduces inflammation and pain-related behaviours in a rat model of arthritis. European Journal of Pain, 20(6), 936-948.
  6. Bonn-Miller, M. O., Loflin, M. J., Thomas, B. F., Marcu, J. P., Hyke, T., & Vandrey, R. (2017). Labeling accuracy of cannabidiol extracts sold online. JAMA, 318(17), 1708-1709.
  7. Qaseem, A., Wilt, T. J., McLean, R. M., & Forciea, M. A. (2017). Noninvasive treatments for acute, subacute, and chronic low back pain: A clinical practice guideline from the American College of Physicians. Annals of Internal Medicine, 166(7), 514-530.
  8. Grebenstein, P., & Keeling, D. (2019). The effectiveness of cannabinoids in the management of chronic nonmalignant neuropathic pain: A systematic review. Journal of Oral & Facial Pain and Headache, 33(1), 7-14.

Sarah M.

Sarah has a Ph.D in Sociology with a minor in Women’s Studies from the University of Arizona. Her current research spans the fields of trauma, psychology, neurobiology and sociology.

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