How Often Should Salves and Creams be Used?
Most users will apply CBD salves to their problem areas 1-3 times per day, however, some will use them as often as every hour to find relief.
It is best to start with about 3 applications per day and adjust according to how your body and pain response.
Which pain can CBD salve help with?
Most of the ‘proof’ of CBD’s pain-relieving affects come from preclinical studies, animal studies, and user reports.
There are two main categories of chronic pain: inflammatory nociceptive and neuropathic. Nociceptive pain occurs when tissue is damaged and becomes inflamed, such as when you twist your ankle, get stung by a bee or suffer from inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Neuropathic pain comes from damage to nerves, such as pain from sciatica, multiple sclerosis, or hitting your funny bone.
It is generally simple to tell which type of pain you are suffering from - if you experience a sharp, shooting, and sometimes even burning type of feeling, it is neuropathic pain. If your pain is more throbbing or tied to certain movements or positions, that is inflammatory. There are other pain conditions, such as fibromyalgia, that do not fully fit into one category or the other.
Studies suggest that CBD may be most beneficial for inflammatory pain, although there is research that has found promise for neuropathic and fibromyalgia pain.