Chris Evans is the latest high profile celebrity to give the thumbs up to CBD. The Virgin Radio presenter this week told his audience of the huge clinically tested benefit he is receiving in using CBD to treat a long-standing shoulder injury, an affliction that has troubled him for years.
“So, this morning I woke up, I always have a dodgy right shoulder and I’ve never talked about it before,” he began. “It’s not a big deal but I do have a stiff right shoulder and I can barely move it in the mornings.”
Evans said of the chronic pain he has suffered that it is often enough to keep him awake at night, before explaining that he had, the previous evening, taken cannabis oil which he bought over the counter at his local chemist. Now, even riding to work on his motorbike, no longer leads to pain-induced grimacing.
“I have to do all these exercises backwards and forth including windmills. Then I get on the motorbike – because that’s the hand you turn the accelerator with on your handlebars – and I can feel it all the way in.” He went on to describe how, after taking CBD to help him sleep, he awoke to a revelation. “This morning, nothing. Nothing at all. Nothing!” said the 53-year-old. “I can’t believe it. It’s not clicking or anything.”
Science backing up the anecdote
Evans’ experience is a good example of the anecdotal evidence being built up over the years by those who have used CBD to treat physical back pain, as he acknowledged.
“This could be a coincidence but every day for three years, every morning, no matter where we are in the world or what time of day I get up, I could barely move my shoulder. What is that about?”