As I sit here typing out this blog post I can’t help but recall that feeling. The numbness creeping up my arm. The piercing pain in my wrist. The feeling of wanting to get up, walk away from my keyboard, and never come back. This is how I lived my days, my weeks, my years. In pain. You see, every job I have ever had (including blog writing extrordinarie) has required a significant amount of typing. Years of this repetitive motion (and most likely non-erogonimcal positioning) took a huge toll on my wrists. Finally, I was officially diagnosed with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
Going to work became unbearable at times. I had tried all types of remedies and preventative measures, from wrist protectors, specialized ergonomic padding, yoga /stretching, painkillers, you name it. I just couldn’t find a solution to help alleviate the chronic pain I was experiencing from carpal tunnel syndrome. Eventually, I sought the help of an alternative medical doctor to find out exactly what my options were for dealing with this. Through working closely with my provider we were able to come up with a magical formula for alleviating my Carpal Tunnel Syndrome pain forever…..
Nutritional Support – I began feeding my joints healthy fats. By incorporating more foods high in omega-3s such as fish, olive oil, flax oil, nuts, and avocados I lubricated my joints and began to curb inflammation at the same time. Just making minor adjustments to my diet made a huge impact.
Vitamin B6 – An excellent nerve nutrient, some experts suggest that 90 percent of all carpal tunnel cases can be cured with vitamin B6. It is believed by some that is a vitamin B6 deficiency that actually cause carpal tunnel. While there is still dispute about how Vitamin B6 actually works to alleviate carpal tunnel pain, one thing is certain, it usually always does the trick. Thankfully, it worked wonders for me!
Magnesium – This mineral is involved in nerve function and is an excellent muscle relaxant. Magnesium-rich foods include whole grains, legumes or green vegetables but I found that taking a high grade, easily absorbed magnesium orotate supplement helped tremendously.
Cannabis Infused Topicals – This is perhaps the most powerful component of the magic formula. Cannabis has been an effective form of treatment for nerve pain for centuries. Cannabis not only works for nerve damage though, it is also a strong anti-inflammatory and helps with joint and bone pain as well. The combination of the different types of pain experienced with carpal tunnel makes cannabis a primary candidate for its treatment. When applied topically directly to an inflamed area, cannabis salves offer fast-acting and long lasting pain relief without the psychoactive effects. I take cannabis topicals with me anywhere, even to work. Canna-Fusion Pain Relief Salve has definitely been my go to recently. I keep this stuff by my desk at all times now so that when I even start to feel a little stiff I can just apply a dab, massage it in, do some wrist stretches and bam…Im all good.
So there you have it. The magic carpal tunnel formula. It has worked wonders for me. They are doing really good…my wrists that is. My job now requires more typing than ever and while at times I still feel like running away from the keyboard, it is not because of pain. I have kept up with this regimen for years now and honestly can’t remember the last time I had a flare up.
It’s hard to say if one part of the magic formula worked better than the others but for me I feel it was truly the combination of treatments that lead to a once and for all cure for my carpal tunnel syndrome. Treating carpal tunnel from multiple angles, both internally and externally, was key for me personally. Adjusting my diet and treating my symptoms from a nutritional perspective proved extremely beneficial over time, but I feel like cannabis topicals are most effective for immediate relief in those moment when the pain just gets to be too much. Luckily cannabis topicals are becoming more and more accessible nowadays. Im so glad to have Canna-Fusion Natural Healing Products as part of my ongoing maintenance regimen. While I definitely still get a little stiff from time to time, sitting down to work is no longer an unbearable task… well at least most of the time that is 😉