CBD for Pain
Hemp Oil and CBD oil Uses and Benefits: CBD for Pain
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With the rapid growth in alternative health trends across the nation, CBD oil and hemp are being put into pretty much everything. Cosmetic companies are using CBD and hemp oil for skincare routines and many people are claiming that CBD is the answer to many health-related issues. The most popular claim is that CBD oil can be used for pain relief of all sorts. Of course, when it comes to any new medicine or health product, you should consult your doctor or a medical professional before use and this applies to CBD as well. With that out of the way, both researchers and studies, as well as independent users, have claimed that CBD oil can manage a variety of different types of pain. So, the question then becomes, what can CBD be used for?
What is CBD?
CBD is an acronym for cannabidiol which is a chemical compound found in the Cannabis Sativa Plant. Unlike its relative THC, CBD oil does not produce psychoactive effects in the brain and therefore will not cause its users to feel intoxicated. It is a natural substance in the plant that many at-home users and medical researchers alike have claimed to have many beneficial properties. One of these properties is the ability to provide relief for different types of physical pain and discomfort.
Why Use CBD for Pain Relief?
For many, CBD can be an alternative to traditional medicines when it comes to pain relief and pain management. CBD is a cannabinoid. While many people directly relate cannabinoids to the Cannabis plant, there are over 100 different species of plants that contain these compounds. Our brains contain an endocannabinoid system that acts as a central hub for these cannabinoids and even produces cannabinoids on its own. CBD, unlike THC, another cannabinoid, there are no properties of CBD that will cause its users to feel “high”. Instead, researchers and independent users think that the properties of CBD oil affect the brain in different ways. One of these ways that CBD affects the brain is that it disrupts these receptors that cause us to experience pain.
CBD for General Chronic Pain Relief
While there aren’t any published clinical trials on CBD and its medical uses in pain, many users are claiming that CBD and CBD oil specifically has aided in their pain management in numerous areas. These claims include that CBD has shown to relieve pain and discomfort in the following areas
- Chronic Pain
- Arthritis Pain
- General Discomfort
- Physical Pain
CBD for Arthritis Pain
Arthritis is the leading cause of disability in the United States. Currently, over 50 million Americans have arthritis and over 20 million Americans are significantly impacted by arthritis. Because of this, these people are looking into CBD to provide relief for arthritis pain. A 2011 study done on CBD and its uses regarding arthritis pain said that it decreased inflammatory pain in rats. Further studies conducted in 2016 and 2017 respectively backed these claims and showed that CBD was effective in the relief of arthritis and joint pain.
CBD for Migraine Pain
While there is still no scientific evidence or research on CBD’s effectiveness on headaches or migraines, many users of CBD have claimed that they have experienced migraine pain relief from taking CBD oil. You should still contact a physician or a medical professional before using CBD oil for migraine pain relief.
Are there Side Effects from using CBD for pain relief?
The overwhelmingly large consensus is that that there are overall very few side effects to CBD usage. This is one of the many reasons that more and more patients are turning to CBD. That being said, however, CBD is not a miracle drug that will cure anything and everything. Side effects such as dizziness, fatigue, and upset stomachs can still occur as well as other side effects depending on how the CBD is taken. Doctors advise against taking CBD if you have experienced asthma or lung disease or are currently taking other medications or dietary supplements. Overall it is just best to consult a doctor before using CBD.