I was a linebacker for my high school football team and took a lot of hits.
We spent more time in the weightroom and on the field than I did hanging out with friends and living a normal teenage life.
They don’t tell you then that you’re likely causing permanent damage to your body that you can never reverse. It’s heartbreaking when I read about the cases of football players with CTE after so many hits to the head while playing the game. I’m lucky that I haven’t shown any symptoms of neurological damage, but I guess there is still time for that in the future. For me, it’s the joint and muscle pain that is constant. Everyday I have to get used to experiencing some degree of physical discomfort. It could be a muscle strain in my neck, a stinging pain in my back, or a nerve numbness in my leg. Regardless of the source, the pain from years of playing football is real. The only real savior in my life has been cannabis and CBD oil in particular. I work a job that drug tests me and it’s hard for me to attempt to use fake urine to cheat the test. That’s why I primarily use CBD oil to treat all of my muscle and joint pain. The CBD oil I buy can be consumed orally or applied directly to the skin as a transdermal product. I like to use strong doses of CBD daily so that I have a constant storehouse of it in my body. I’m a happier person in the long run when I’m consistently using CBD to treat my various medical ailments.