CBD and Pain Relief
For many people experiencing chronic pain, cannabidiol (CBD) oil is steadily gaining popularity as a natural and holistic, yet effective approach to pain relief. A compound found in the marijuana or hemp plant, cannabidiol is a great alternative to pain medication in the treatment of common conditions like arthritis and back pain. Cannabidiol works with the body’s endocannabinoid system, altering cell-to-cell communication. Along with contributing to brain functions like memory and mood, the endocannabinoid system influences how we experience pain. CBD doesn’t just treat physical pain. Neuropathic pain, a type of pain triggered by damage to the somatosensory system (i.e., the system responsible for processing sensory stimuli), often occurs in people with conditions like diabetes and multiple sclerosis and can also be successfully treated by CBD products.
The use of cannabis for pain relief dates back to ancient China. (1) It’s thought that CBD oil might help ease chronic pain in part by reducing muscle and joint inflammation. In addition, CBD oil promotes sounder sleep and, in turn, treats sleep disruption commonly experienced by people with chronic pain (2). It’s important to note that many CBD oil products do not contain tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the compound responsible for producing the “high” associated with marijuana use. Unlike THC, cannabidiol is non-intoxicating and does not have psychoactive effects. Using CBD means you get all of the medicinal benefits of hemp without any of the negatives associated with being high.
Along with drastically reducing quality of life, chronic pain can increase health care costs and have a negative impact on productivity at work. Common types of chronic pain include:
- Cancer pain
- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
- Low back pain
- Multiple sclerosis pain
- Neuropathic pain
- Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)
CBD has been shown to positively treat and reduce pain for all of these conditions, plus many more. Investing in high-quality CBD products is not just an investment in medicine, it’s an investment in a happier and healthier life that is totally pain-free. Contact Qualis-Est today to get started on your journey to living without pain thanks to the benefits of CBD.