Why does smoking marijuana aggravate muscle pain?

Updated on : December 6, 2021 by Lola Hunter



Why does smoking marijuana aggravate muscle pain?

Okay Jonathan, this is my experience as I have been smoking on and off since 2010: Sativa has a bias towards a higher THC level. Once I exceed my body's THC limit, adverse reactions occur, usually beginning with anxiety and shallow breathing, which contribute to pain. The reason is that the anxiety that I have been told raises blood pressure and increases tension, which causes inflammation. Shallow breathing, however, is a sign of anxiety, perhaps in an attempt to "disappear" from your own insecurity? I'm not entirely sure ... Although we can say that THC, at least, beyond moderate levels, indirectly

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Okay Jonathan, this is my experience as I have been smoking on and off since 2010: Sativa has a bias towards a higher THC level. Once I exceed my body's THC limit, adverse reactions occur, usually beginning with anxiety and shallow breathing, which contribute to pain. The reason is that the anxiety that I have been told raises blood pressure and increases tension, which causes inflammation. Shallow breathing, however, is it a sign of anxiety, perhaps in an attempt to "disappear" from your own insecurity? I'm not entirely sure ... Although we can say that THC, at least beyond moderate levels, indirectly causes inflammation. a whole toxin, whose toxicity, like all toxins, has some adverse stimulus.

But that's where Indica, cannabinoid, and hybrid strains come in. These contain higher levels, that is, a balanced ratio of cannabinoids that interact with THC. This is natural in terrestrial strains and is achieved in hybrid strains for a more medicinal effect. Toxins are known to cause toxicity, and they always need the antitoxin, so to speak, to properly detoxify, reducing toxicity, leading to a smoother experience. Natural plant medicines, like the green leaves of the John doe herb, are always toxins and detoxifying chemicals present simultaneously. This is the reason why pharmaceuticals are less healthy, due to the fact that they extract the toxin, but eliminate the other beneficial contraactives. Where this is a more powerful stimulation, it is more dangerous. And this, in my humble opinion, is a marijuana grower's nightmare, when they breed strains that move away from something like 50/50 towards extreme sativa ratios. I suppose it is the difference in intent between medicinal and recreational use that creates this divergence.

How to stop this pain?

  1. Smoke 2 puffs of Sativa, stay modest.
  2. Smoke, rub, tincture, eat strains with significantly higher CBD ratio.
  3. Take slow, deep breaths to liven up the affected areas
  4. Stretch and exercise your muscles weekly or tense for a more relaxed feeling.
  5. Jog, as cardiovascular exercise will eliminate anxieties.
  6. Massage the muscles to relieve tension in the affected area.
  7. Take an old fashioned nap if the pain persists after it starts to go down, it will go away when you wake up.
  8. I don't recommend this, it may be difficult for you, but smoking more consistently has reduced pain and increased mood, but sacrificed memory. (Again, moderation will ensure medicinal values ​​without memory loss.)

Additional note: heavy cannabis breathing leads to expansion of blood vessels and feels less painful. Shallow breathing with cannabis produces constricted blood vessels and pain. This is from my experience. Somewhat paradoxical, because although anxiety leads to high blood pressure, and one would think that would mean dilated vessels, the opposite seems to be the case, due to shallow breathing.

This happens to me. Much. I hate it. I just want to relax and have fun.

I have been experiencing it more since using this really strong product, which is said to be popular with medical users. It gives me tension in my upper and middle back, neck and face and if I smoke too much it often gives me a severe tension headache / possible migraine. As another person here said, it seems to happen more with higher THC content. I know there are other activities and circumstances that cause these symptoms, like alcohol and slouching in front of a computer, and that's certainly a clue.

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This happens to me. Much. I hate it. I just want to relax and have fun.

I have been experiencing it more since using this really strong product, which is said to be popular with medical users. It gives me tension in my upper and middle back, neck and face and if I smoke too much it often gives me a severe tension headache / possible migraine. As another person here said, it seems to happen more with higher THC content. I know there are other activities and circumstances that cause these symptoms, like alcohol and slouching in front of a computer, and that's certainly a clue.

Something important that I am learning by trial and error is that remembering to keep breathing constantly, and ESPECIALLY learning to self-massage muscles that are tense, is very helpful.

Who knows why muscles contract for some of us when we are high, while for others they do not (although I have some suspicions), but I do know that, for me, I can make them loosen and "twist". Turn off ”the tension headache resulting from self-massage, especially of the muscles around the spine at the base of the neck. I think the major muscles I'm talking about are called the minor rhomboids and also the trapezius.

It works miracles for me. And I've found that most headaches and neck pain that result from tension headaches go away after massaging this area, although massaging the face, head, and neck certainly helps as well. I find this helps a lot more than aspirin or acetaminophen. It seems to be more geared towards solving the root of the problem.

Also, if you're not too tense yet, reminding yourself to get up, move, and use your muscles really helps, as being sedentary is a big cause of muscle tension. However, this can be tricky. Many times I will develop severe tension headaches from smoking a good amount and then going to the kitchen to make dinner. I'm on my feet and I move around a lot, but usually don't notice that I start to tense my shoulder / spine muscles while standing there. It's probably due to a combination of high THC content and weak posture. I am working on my standing posture, but it is not easy and the muscles are weak. That's one reason why it also seems helpful to constantly exercise muscles that tense and build strength. I think that in the long run they will gradually stop hurting if they are fit and your posture is correct. But anyway,

Also, doing yoga constantly helps me relax my muscles :)

I hope that helps!

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