The Challenges of Back-Pain Treatment
As a health and wellness practitioner, you have seen more than your share of back pain.
1 out of 2 adults experience musculoskeletal pain, according to the United States Bone and Joint Initiative (USBJI), particularly low back pain. In fact, low back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide, particularly in higher-economic countries. Thus, it’s more important than ever to address the silent illness.
In 2018, the Lancet published a three-part series on back pain, which highlighted the impact of back pain disability, the need for prevention research, and calls to action again harmful practices. While surgery and drugs have been the mainstay of the medical industry; recent reports indicate that these practices may not always be the best answers to back pain, particularly against the backdrop of the opiate epidemic.
Opioid addiction prevention has become a major priority for healthcare professionals.
Likewise, patients are more privy to the dire effects of opioid use. Thus, momentum is significantly building for complementary health approaches to back pain treatment including physical therapy, chiropractic spinal adjustments, and osteopathic manipulative therapy, as well as massage therapy, acupuncture, meditation and exercise regimens for some conditions.
That said, patients’ treatment adherence is a major barrier in the treatment process for musculoskeletal pain sufferers. Among others, they include low in-treatment adherence with exercise, low self-efficacy, greater perceived barriers to exercise, and increased pain levels during exercise according to Manual Therapy.
Hence, health and wellness practitioners are continuously searching for the most effective solutions to help their patients relieve pain from their core condition, soreness, and self-care during and between sessions.
Now research puts topicals at the forefront of pain management solutions due to their strong safety profile, ability to combat the “pill burden,” and ability to promote treatment adherence.
“Herbs and dietary supplements may offer a safer, and often an effective, alternative treatment for pain relief, especially for long-term use,” including natural topicals, according to an article published in Surgical Neurology International.
For these reasons, you could benefit from adding natural topicals to your treatment plan.
Promote Adherence: Add Topical Pain Relief to Your Pain Management Plan
The Journal of Pain Research notes that topical pain relief solutions can fill a void in pain-management solutions for a number of key reasons:
- They don’t involve the barriers of oral pain medication administration compliance.
- They do not involve complex procedures.
- The results are quick.
- Over-the-counter topical purchases eliminate the administrative overhead of filling prescriptions.
CBD CLINIC – Your Key to a Well-Rounded Treatment Plan
The CBD CLINIC™ Professional Series features effective topical pain-relief products designed to complement the treatment you provide — for both in-clinic application and continuity of care at home.
CBD CLINIC’s high-end pain formulations blend active pharmaceutical ingredients (menthol and camphor), CBD hemp oil from the Cannabis sativa L plant, a THC-free non-psychoactive compound, with the finest natural emollients such as beeswax, jojoba seed oil, cottonseed oil, and shea butter. These natural moisturizers ingredients not only promote skin health; they also help the active analgesic compounds penetrate deeply into the skin to rapidly increase blood flow to the musculoskeletal system.
The active terpenes menthol and camphor produce painkilling action in acute and neuropathic pain by decreasing neuronal excitability through peripheral mechanisms. In other words, they serve as counter-irritants that stimulate the nerve endings with a low-intensity cooling and warming sensation that interrupts the pain messages sent to the brain. For this reason, these naturally-derived analgesics are popular in both natural and conventional products in the market.
Safety Comes First
Each CBD CLINIC formula has important foundational components to support safe and fast relief from back pain and inflammation.
To further ensure their safety and high-quality control standards, CBD CLINIC products are OTC topical medications produced in a cGMP compliant manufacturing facility. Each batch is tested in full compliance with their standards. In addition, they are dermatologist tested and approved as hypoallergenic topicals.
Since CBD CLINIC products contain only naturally-derived ingredients, they are safe for the average consumer for a number of reasons:
- They carry very few side effects.
- They are nonaddictive.
- They don’t possess the risks of oral medication.
For these reasons, you can use them on your patients with confidence.
Broad applications for back pain
You can apply CBD CLINIC products in your practice for fast relief. Practitioners throughout the U.S. are using CBD CLINIC’s cream, ointments, and oils for massage, physical therapy, adjustments, post-treatment soreness, and other treatments in both the upper and lower back. They help patients move joints and stiff muscles more freely without pain, which could help them become more compliant with treatment.
The CBD CLINIC product lines work well for many types of acute back pain, such as patients with spine conditions caused by accidents, over-exercising, and wrenched muscles. The products can help patients suffering from office syndrome, caused by unhealthy habits, prolonged poor posture, or misuse of muscles that cause people to hunch over or strain their back and neck.
The CBD CLINIC 5-level pain-relief system
The CBD CLINIC topical analgesics are designed to help you personalize care to each of your patients, targeting the intensity of pain that each person is experiencing. The signature five-level system is easy to use, with solutions for incremental levels or pain, and packaging that is color-coded for simplicity and patient-focused care.
Level 5 – Formulated for patients with extreme pain and discomfort
As CBD CLINIC’s highest level of pain relief, also called Pro Sport™, is popular with athletes. The ointment contains 16% menthol and 11% camphor as active ingredients for maximum cooling relief. The active ingredients are blended with natural emollients to help maintain skin moisture, and hemp extract Cannabis sativa L.
You can choose CBD CLINIC products for each type of targeted care that you provide.
- Massage oils: High-quality CBD CLINIC massage oils are suitable for most types of massage.
- Ointments and creams: CBD CLINIC ointments and creams deliver deep muscle and joint pain reduction.
- Pain sticks:The Pain Stick offers accessible application and pain relief without getting ointment on their hands. These twist-bottom pain stick applicators are popular for patient point of sale.
Supporting your patients… and your practice
CBD CLINIC products are a welcome addition to your patients’ pain management plan. They can help grow your business by adding value to your service.
The professional point-of-sale products, displays, and supporting sales materials can help explain the products you are using and offer patients solutions for home self-care. You can include rack cards, sampler packs, and brochures that explain the science behind the CBD CLINIC pain-relief revolution in your patient-education plan.
With less pain, patients may choose to exercise more regularly, improve posture, and maintain compliance with self-care regimens and preventive behaviors.
Your patients entrust their care with you. And now you have a trusted solution for back-pain management.