How CBD has helped me Live & Sleep Better with Low Back Pain & Insomnia.

Over the past two years I’ve been dealing with undiagnosable & untreatable moderate to severe daily low back pain, pelvic floor dysfunction, Sacroiliac joint syndrome( joint pain in my SI), and the daily impacts of the constant pain.  The struggle of the pain, insommina, anxiety cycle. Not being able to sleep due to anxiety and pain. Both become intensified with lack of sleep, perpetuating the cycle to a daily occurance. More stress, less sleep, more pain, more inflamation, & extreme fatigue.

Being able to get a good night’s sleep is vital. I’ve been prescribed muscle relaxers and sleeping pills to help with the nightly pain insomnia. The pills work about 50/50 and always leave me extremely lethargic during the next day. It has been through my desperation for a sound night’s sleep & the ease of my daily pain that I have found CBD to be my most impactful tool.

CBD works in your body via complex chemical compounds called “cannabinoids”. It has been scientifically supported that, Cannabinoids suppress inflammatory and neuropathic pain by targeting α3 glycine receptors (Xiong, W., Cui, T., Cheng, K., et all, (2012).)  This finding is also supported by the fact that CBD activates your CB1 receptor which is located in the areas of your brain and nervous system that processes & perceives pain. Specifically, the dorsal horn of the spinal cord, the dorsal root ganglion (DRG), the ventral posterolateral thalamus, the periaqueductal gray matter, prefrontal cortex, amygdala, and the anterior cingulate cortex. (Hill et al., 2017).

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Xiong, W., Cui, T., Cheng, K., Yang, F., Chen, S. R., Willenbring, D., Guan, Y., Pan, H. L., Ren, K., Xu, Y., … Zhang, L. (2012). Cannabinoids suppress inflammatory and neuropathic pain by targeting α3 glycine receptors. The Journal of experimental medicine, 209(6), 1121-34. link:

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. doi:10.3389/fphar.2018.01259. Link: