CBD and Chronic Pain

By Adalid Van Duijn

Living with chronic pain can be like a never-ending nightmare. An easy task such as brushing your teeth, exercising, getting out of the bed quickly or even sleeping comfortably becomes dreaded and excruciating.

However, in recent times, a lot of people have discovered the importance of CBD in treating chronic pains and other types of diseases. Research has also proven that CBD can be used to reduce inflammation, pains and overall discomfort related to various health conditions.

CBD is a product of Cannabis and a type of cannabinoid found in marijuana and hemp plants. However, CBD doesn’t cause the high feeling usually associated with marijuana because it does not contain the THC cannabinoid.

CBD is also a cannabis compound that has significant medical benefits; the fact that CBD- is non-psychoactive or less psychoactive than THC-dominant strains makes it an appealing option for many treating people with chronic pains.

To qualify as medical cannabis that can be used in curing chronic pains, the cannabis in which CBD is extracted from must be cultivated under excellent supervision without the influence of toxic fertilizers and pesticides.

In addition, authentic CBD that can be used for curing chronic pains must contain a relatively high level of supplements which are:

  • Vitamins
  • Volatile acids
  • Nutrients
  • Minerals
  • Antioxidants

How does CBD work for chronic pains?

The analgesic properties of CBD is why it is recommended for chronic pains To work as chronic pain relief, CBD interacts with the receptors (which are small proteins attached to the cell that receives chemical signal to different stimuli’s and also respond to them) in the immune system and the brain.

This interaction creates a painkilling effect that helps in chronic pain relief. CBD is not only good for treating chronic pain, but it is also beneficial in treating insomnia related to chronic pain without adverse side effect.

What are the side effects of using CBS in Pain Management?

One primary reason why people are crazy about making use of CBD in treating chronic pain is that it is non-intoxicating and has no severe side effect like other conventional painkillers that can lead to heart attack, strokes, live problem, addiction, and ulcer among others.

Although the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has refused to approve the use of CBD oil for any medical condition, using CBD to treat chronic pains is completely safe both for adults and children. However, users may have nausea, sleeping issues, irritability, desk rubbing eyes, headache and fatigue, changes in appetite.

However, people who are considering making use of CDB in treating chronic pain must contact their doctors for further advice and details of how to consume it; this is important because taking more than they should for an extended period might cause some of the listed side effects.


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