Best Strains for treating Sciatica Pain

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One of the most prominent medical advantages of cannabis is pain relief, let’s find out what are some of the best strains for sciatica pain. Sciatica pain is a prevalent nerve issue that is faced by many people all over the world. It is a form of back pain that is caused because of some sort of disturbance in the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is a long and large nerve that runs along the lower back and goes down the back of both legs. In case the sciatic nerve is injured, or something exerts pressure on it, the sciatic nerve can cause lower backache that goes down to the hip as well as buttocks and legs.

How is Sciatica Pain conveniently treated?

Most of the time, in the cases of acute sciatica, over the counter pain relief medication can provide relief temporarily, but in some severe cases, patients also have to use prescription drugs to numb the pain. Some doctors also suggest different forms of exercise, like walking or stretching, to combat the issue.

While exercise can fix the problem to some degree, painkillers only numb the pain for a while, and as we all know, too many painkillers aren’t good for the human body. You can develop a tolerance to the painkillers, and then you need a higher dose to get pain relief, and more drugs mean more side effects.

Alternative Medications for Sciata Pain Relief

In recent years, cannabis has gained a lot of popularity in the United States and Canada, and many pieces of research have been done to learn more about the medicinal benefits of cannabis. One of the most prominent medical advantages of cannabis is pain relief.

Cannabis and its extracts are a great way to get pain relief naturally and organically without any significant long-lasting side effects. There are many methods to use cannabis for pain relief.

Both indica and sativa strains have different kind of properties that can be interesting when searching for pain relief. Indica strains are more often recommend for their pain-relieving properties, they tend to have a strong body effect. They are recommended for insomnia for example. However sativa strains tend to have a more cerebral high than the indica one, which many people enjoy also in terms of pain relief. 

Hybrid strains can be a good way to get both properties. You can try various strains to find the best strain for your sciatica pain. If you have intense pain, tend to use cannabis at night or want a strain with a very relaxing effect we definitely recommend you choose an indica dominant strain. If you’re looking for something lighter, more social and energyzing, that’s going to bring you pain relief but won’t leave you couch locked perhaps a sativa dominant is more for you.

6 best strains for sciatica nerve pain

Here is a list of some amazing cannabis strains that are well known for their pain-relieving properties.

1. Blueberry Kush Autoflowering by Nirvana Seeds

Blueberry Kush is an indica dominant marijuana strain that originates from California. It has a significantly high dose of THC, which is usually between 17 and 24%. It gets its unique name because of the sweetness, and a flavor of blackberries that it has.

It is excellent for relaxing your body and numbing any pain that you may be feeling. Nirvana Seeds even describes its effect as “euphoric”. But, if you want to stay active, go to work or something else, you should go for any other strain since Blueberry Kush can make you lazy and at the same time, super relaxed because of its high THC content.

Phenotype Indica dominant hybrid
Height 60 – 70 cm (1.9 – 2.3 feet)
Flowering Length 12 weeks
Yield Indoors 350-450g/m2 – Outdoors 150g per plant
THC Level 10-15%
CBD Level 1-5%
Starting price 5 seeds for $27.77

2. Blue Widow Feminised by Dinafem Seeds

Blue Widow marijuana strain is also a quite popular strain of marijuana, and it is known for its fabulous pain relief properties. The THC content in this strain is not very high, but it still has a decent amount of it. Generally, the THC content of Blue Widow is around 12 to 17%. This strain works as a great pain reliever and an anti-inflammatory.

The best thing about this strain is that it will not get you stuck with the couch, but it will make you a bit sleepy, so it is great to take in the afternoon. It is also used to cure moderate to severe insomnia.

Heightup to 3m outdoors
Flowering Length7-8 weeks
THC Level12-16%
CBD Levelunknown
Starting price3 seeds for $26.81

3. Bubba Kush CBD by Dinafem Seeds

Here is another indica dominant strain of cannabis that is very popular in the medical marijuana community. Bubba Kush has incredible pain-relieving properties, and it is mostly used to cure severe pains like migraines, muscular aches, sciatica, and backache.

The flavor of this strain is generally sweet; it is a mix of coffee and chocolate. It is a heavy relaxant, and it relaxes the body from head to toe.

PhenotypeIndica dominant hybrid
Heightup to 2m outdoors
Flowering Length9 weeks
YieldIndoors 450g/m2 – Outdoors up to 900g per plant
THC Level8%
CBD Level10%
Starting price1 seed for $12.22

4. Grandaddy Purple Feminised by Blimburn Seeds

This marijuana strain is mostly an indica dominant strain of marijuana. It has a 15% sativa, and 85% indica content and the THC content is around 15%. Once more, this is a very common strain of cannabis in the medical community. Recommend for “Anxiety, Insomnia, Nausea, Pain”, it has a sweet taste that ressembles grapes.

Grandaddy Purple is often recommended as the best strain for nerve pains like sciatica. Also, you will find it quite common among the patients of arthritis because of its pain-relieving abilities.

PhenotypeIndica dominant hybrid
Flowering Length8-9 weeks
THC Level25%
CBD Level1%
Starting price3 seeds for $24.90

5. AK-49 Feminised by Vision Seeds

This one is a sativa dominant hybrid strain which gets its name as it hits you very hard like an AK-49 round. AK-49 marijuana strain is commonly known as one of the best recreational cannabis strain, but it also has powerful pain-relieving effects. It consists of 35% indica and 65% sativa and a THC content falling between 13-20%.

If you’re suffering from chronic pain, then you should try this strain. This strain is undoubtedly competent in pain management, and it is also used for treating anxiety and depression. As it’s very strong it’s recommend for the daytime for people that have a high THC tolerance and 

PhenotypeSativa dominant hybrid
Height50 – 80 cm
(1.6 – 2.6 feet)
Flowering Length7 weeks
Yield450-500 g/m2 
THC Level15-20%
CBD Levelunknown
Starting price3 seeds for $19.44

6. Jack Herer Feminised by Sensi Seeds

Jack Herer marijuana strain is another strong sativa dominant hybrid that originated in the Netherlands. It was initially known as a great stimulant and a strain for recreational use, but it has come a long way since. Now it is quite popular for its medicinal benefits. It was actually the first medical marijuana strains available for prescription in the Netherlands.

It is mostly used to cure depression and anxiety, but it is also quite useful for getting rid of all kinds of pain, whether it is nerve pain or due to some injury. Once again due to it’s high THC levels we don’t recommended it as a daytime strain if you’re not used to it.

PhenotypeSativa dominant hybrid
Flowering Length8-12 weeks
THC LevelHigh
CBD Levelunknown
Starting price5 seeds for $27.77

Using Medical Marijuana to treat Sciata Pain

In a nutshell, cannabis is a very effective and organic alternative solution for pain relief. Unlike all the pharmaceuticals, it does not have any permanent side effects, and the users don’t build a tolerance to it. If you don’t like smoking, you can consume these strains in other ways as well. Most of these strains are available in the form of edibles.

You can also use some cannabis extracts like CBD oil, which will provide all the pain relief without any high. So, the next time you experience sciatica pain, try out one of these marijuana strains instead of pharmaceuticals for side effect-free pain relief treatment. Good Luck!

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This article was written by Julie, who regularly shares advice on physical health. A young therapist by trade still practicing her craft, psychoanalyzing people, discussing everyday life induced stress and why marijuana should be legal.

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