About Muscle Tension

It’s normal for muscles to become tense, but they should also normally relax. Normal muscle tension is a way to protect the body from injury. When muscles remain semi-contracted for an extended period, they have tension.

 

It’s common for many of us to not even notice subtle muscle tension in our face, head, neck, and shoulders. Muscle tension can lead to feeling tight and not relaxed. It may be difficult to sleep or perform simple daily tasks.

 

Tension can worsen over time and lead to chronic pain and inflammation in the muscles, headaches, joint pain, and other conditions. There are also severe conditions, such as muscle tension dysphonia, in which muscles that control the vocal cords remain tense and affect speech and vocal abilities.

 

What Causes Muscle Tension

Typically, mental and physical stress factors are responsible for creating tension in the body. Anxiety creates a state in the body in which biochemicals are released causing the muscles to become tense and even more sensitive to pain. When stress and anxiety are a part of daily life, so too will be muscle tension, and probably headaches, and possibly even depression.

 

Persistent tension over a period of time can harden muscles and result in various acute and chronic pain disorders. Back pain, joint pain, and muscle spasms can both be caused by and result from muscle tension.

 

Normal Treatments for Muscle Tension

For most people with regular and acute muscle tension, symptoms can be addressed by altering lifestyle and dietary factors. For example, inadequate sleep increases the activity of the nervous system. Sleep allows for muscles to repair and rebuild, but when we miss out on sleep, our bodies also miss out on valuable healing time.

 

Exercising can be beneficial to keep muscles oxygenated and relaxed. Reducing phosphorus and caffeine intake can help with muscle tension, and consuming calcium and adequate nutrients and vitamins can help to keep muscles happy and healthy.

 

Normal muscle tension is usually the result of stress and anxiety. Depending on the doctor and the patient, the condition can potentially be treated with a variety of medications that probably aren’t as effective, or safe, as adequate sleep, exercise, and a healthy lifestyle.

 

Doctors may prescribe various anxiety and antidepressant medications, but studies show that [benzodiazepines] and  [SSRIs] can cause damage to the organs, worsen depression, and cause suicidal thoughts.  

 

Painkillers, tranquilizers, sleeping pills, and muscle relaxers could all be prescribed to muscle tension patients. For those dealing with chronic stress and anxiety, muscle tension can be a serious issue, but the normal pharmaceuticals to help these conditions can actually be toxic, deadly, and cause serious adverse effects to multiple systems and functions of the body.

 

Furthermore, many of these types of drugs such as [opioids], benzodiazepines, and some muscle relaxers have shown to be addictive and develop dependency in patients, leading to worsening overall of their symptoms, health, and quality of life. For more information on these types of medications and how medical marijuana can be a safe and effective alternative for many medical conditions, follow the links in this article.

 

How Medical Marijuana Can Help Muscle Tension

Advancing research into medical marijuana is revealing that cannabis may be even more medicinally applicable than once thought. Recent studies out of the Tele Aviv University show that [CBD] is able to relieve muscle spasticity in multiple sclerosis patients. It was even shown to possibly prevent the developmental progression of the disease.

 

There is a mounting body of evidence proving the abilities of medical marijuana to be a safe painkiller (analgesic) and anti-inflammatory. Not only can cannabis replace addictive painkillers and antidepressants, but it can also help reduce the dependency on them, allowing many opioid users to alleviate their addiction problem.

 

Cannabis has [anxiolytic] and antidepressant properties in the body, which would address the leading cause of muscle tension, stress, and the resulting chronic pain disorders. Marijuana can help treat the causes and symptoms of muscle tension. Consult with a physician and medical marijuana professional about using cannabis and follow the links below to strains that have been reported to help alleviate anxiety, stress, and resulting muscular tension.

 

·   [[$100 OG]]

·   [[Alien Bubba]]

·   [[Cherry Kush]]

·   [[Early Skunk]]

·   [[Hash Heaven]]

·   [[King Kong Kush]]

·   [[Theraplant 1400B]]

·   [[707 Headband]]

·   [[A-10]]

·   [[A Train]]

·   [[Afghanica]]

·   [[Afpak]]

·   [[Ak – 47]]

·   [[Alaska]]

·   [[Alaskan Ice]]

·   [[Alaskan Thunder Fuck]]

·   [[Albert Walker]]

·   [[Alien Dawg]]

·   [[Alien Fire]]

·   [[Alien Rock Candy]]

 

Sources:

Kozela, Ewa. (2011) British Journal of Pharmacology. Cannabidiol inhibits pathogenic T cells, decreases spinal microglial activation and ameliorates multiple sclerosis-like disease in C57BL/6 mice

Nagarkatti, Prakesh. (2009) Future Med Chem. Cannabinoids as novel anti-inflammatory drugs

Manzanares, J. (2006) Current Neuropharmacology. Role of the Cannabinoid System in Pin Control and Therapeutic Implications for the Management of Acute and Chronic Pain Episodes

Schier, de Mello AR. (2014) CNS Neurological Disorders and Drug Targets. Antidepressant-like and anxiolytic –like effects of Cannabidiol: a chemical compound of Cannabis sativa

Top Strains That May Help With Muscle Tension