I have a lot of neck pain from swimming semi-professionally in our teens and early 20s.
Back then I thought the exercises I was doing were fantastic for our body, but now it seems like the long term damage was inevitable.
On top of it, the coaches and authority figures in the sport are extremely misleading in how they represent the risks, like you see with soccer and head injuries. What happened was slow and gradual, but the damage to our sciatic nerve was permanent. I get numbness going down our leg into our right foot on a biweekly basis, but I don’t really notice it as much if I’m sitting in a chair with great back and leg support. I’ll admit, there are some days when the pain is so serious that I reach for our bottles of pain pills and acetaminophen to calm the pain. A friend of mine who’s an avid cannabis user urged me to try CBD for our neck pain. Despite our hesitance and skepticism, I decided to try CBD. The guy at the counter at the CBD store told me that I could buy true CBD or full spectrum CBD. He said the full spectrum CBD has other cannabinoids and terpenes that add to the qualitative effects, but I didn’t really guess what that meant. I tried the true CBD isolate and noticed some pain relief, but it was the full spectrum CBD that worked the best for our neck pain. Even if they cost more money, I would much rather take the full spectrum CBD products if I want repeatable pros that don’t diminish from batch to batch.