Back pain has an immense cost to the economy, ranging into the tens of millions of dollars in lost productivity due to employees taking days off work due to the often unbearable pain they experience. By current estimates, it is thought that over 60 million Americans suffer from some sort of chronic back pain that affects them on a daily basis. There is therefore a growing need to find some sort of long term solution for this problem.
What Strains are Ideal for Reducing Pain?
There are many weed strains to choose from, and there is no hard and fast rule over which strain to go with. It is recommended that sufferers of sciatica pain should select a strain that has a high THC concentration to reduce pain. In saying that, there are people who find benefit from using strains which are high in CBD instead of THC. Here are three strains we recommend.
Green Crack is a strong Sativa dominant strain that is characterized by a unique tropical flavour. This is a great strain to use during the day, as it offers pain relief without making you feel tired and groggy. Users of Green Crack have reported feelings of happiness and euphoria, with an increase in focus.
Super Sour Diesel
Like Green Crack, Super Sour Diesel is a potent Sativa that produces a sustained high while killing back pain right away. SSD gets its name from the taste that it exhibits – a pungent diesel like flavour. If you are looking for a day time strain, this is an ideal one to choose. Beware though, if you regularly suffer from headaches, we would recommend avoiding this strain, as anecdotal evidence suggests that regular use of SSD can make headaches worse.
Purple Kush regularly makes the list of the top 10 strongest strains that exist in the world. You should expect that the average THC concentration of this Indica strain to be around 15%. Therefore, we recommend building up some kind of tolerance for this strain. Purple Kush is characterized by a flowery aroma with a lovely grape aftertaste. This is a great strain to use if you are looking for a strain that lasts for a long time after use. Users have reported that you can feel a high for up to 2 hours after using. We would recommend only using this strain at night, maybe before you go to bed, as it’s not really suited for day time usage.
We would recommend that you speak with your local dispensary about looking for a strain that best suits your needs. To locate your nearest dispensary, check out the dispensaries near me tool.