How CBD may provide relief to chronic pain conditions like arthritis, fibromyalgia, and more

 

Pain is your body’s normal response to injury––a response which typically fades as the injury heals. Chronic pain is when this pain response persists and doesn’t go away. This issue can have a huge impact on the quality of life for the sufferer. 

Along with the physical and mental impacts of chronic pain, the over-the-counter medicine often prescribed to treat it can have serious health risks and side effects. This experience has led many chronic pain sufferers to search for a natural alternative, such as CBD.

Read on to learn more about using CBD for chronic pain and how it may provide relief to those suffering from it. 

 

What is chronic pain? 

Chronic pain occurs when your nervous system continues to receive pain signals even after an injury has healed or, in some cases, when there’s no previous injury at all. 

Chronic pain is characterized as a feeling of pain that persists for an extended period of time, typically over six months. This pain can be sharp or dull and can be described as a burning, stinging, soreness, throbbing, or shooting sensation. 

This ailment can occur due to underlying health conditions such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, nerve damage, migraines, and more. Chronic pain can impact many aspects of your daily life and can even cause detrimental psychological effects such as depression, fatigue, insomnia, anxiety, and more. [1]

 

The research on using CBD for chronic pain 

When you consume CBD, it’s thought to interact with your endocannabinoid system (ECS) to promote homeostasis. This system helps regulate many bodily functions including mood, the immune system, sleep, memory, and more. 

Research has shown that CBD can help provide relief to the symptoms of chronic pain, including: 

  • Neuropathic pain [2] 
  • Fibromyalgia [2]
  • Cancer pain [2]
  • Inflammatory pain [3] 
  • Arthritic pain [4] 
  • Chronic pain as a result of multiple sclerosis. [5] 

Research studies are continually being conducted to learn more about the effectiveness of CBD as a potential treatment for chronic pain relief, as well as for other physical and mental ailments.

 

Read more: 

Balms and Salves that Soothe Aches in Your Joints: CBD & Arthritis Pain

 

How to use CBD for chronic pain

CBD is available in many forms that can be consumed in many different ways.

Consuming CBD orally through CBD oil, CBD capsules, or CBD gummies delivers the highest bioavailability to your body (the amount of CBD that actually gets into your system once consumed), helping you maximize CBD’s benefits and effects.  

A CBD balm or CBD salve can work to target a specific area––which is made most effective when used in conjunction with an oral remedy. 

CBD smokeables such as vape pens and prerolls provide the quickest onset time compared to other CBD products and are great for those looking for quicker relief––however there are still health and safety risks regarding vaping and smoking. 

If you have chronic pain, we recommend using a topical while also consuming CBD twice a day, morning and night, on a consistent basis. 

 

 

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Sources: 

[1] Chronic pain and mental health 

[2] Cannabinoids and pain: New insights from old molecules

[3] Cannabinoids suppress inflammatory and neuropathic pain by targeting α3

 glycine receptors

[4] Transdermal cannabidiol reduces inflammation and pain-related behaviors in a rat model of arthritis

[5] Cannabinoid Receptors and the Endocannabinoid System: Signaling and Function in the Central Nervous System