With pain being one of the most prevalent chronic health conditions and causes of disability in the U.S., CBD may offer a safe, alternative to OTC and prescription painkillers. Although there is still much to learn about how CBD can help with pain, early results have confirmed its analgesic, or pain-relieving, and anti-inflammatory properties.
Arthritis is a painful condition that can be so debilitating it prevents sufferers from accomplishing even the most basic of daily activities.
CBD may be able to reduce the inflammation that causes stiffness and intense joint pain. It may reduce pain, relax pain-signals sent to the brain, and calm the stress-response triggered by arthritis symptoms.
Multiple Sclerosis is another painful condition being studied by CBD researchers; however, MS causes a different type of pain.
Multiple Sclerosis is considered an autoimmune disease, suggesting that the body’s immune system attacks otherwise healthy cells.
In this case, MS sufferers experience chronic inflammation of the nervous system, deterioration of the protective lining on nerves, eventually leading to permanent nerve damage.
Pain stemming from the nervous system is called neuropathic pain and is common to MS and other conditions such as Fibromyalgia or chronic migraines and headaches, and other systemic diseases.
CBD has been shown to be effective in hard to treat neuropathic pain. Why is neuropathic pain hard to treat? For a large portion of neuropathy sufferers, normal pain medicines like opioids have minimal benefits.
However, CBD studies indicate that CBD may be able to improve neuropathic pain symptoms caused by these types of conditions.
Other painful conditions potentially remedied with cannabidiol include –[wpsm_list type=”arrow” hover=”1″]
- Cancer & Chemo Pain
- Chronic Migraines and headaches
- Chronic inflammation
- Head, Neck, & Spinal Cord Injury
- Chronic back pain