Some people with chronic pain use CBD products to manage their symptoms. CBD may reduce:
• overall discomfort related to a variety of health conditions
The research on CBD products and pain management has been promising which means it could be a legitimate alternative for people who have chronic pain and rely on medications, such as opioids, that can be habit-forming and cause more side effects.
CBD interacts with our Endocannabinoid System (read more on that here) — the endocannabinoid receptors in your brain and immune system receive signals, mostly chemical ones, from different stimuli and help your cells respond.
This response creates anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving effects that help with pain management and is the reason CBD can help alleviate chronic pain.
One 2018 review assessed how well CBD works to relieve chronic pain. The review looked at studies conducted between 1975 and March 2018. These studies examined various types of pain, including:
• cancer pain
• neuropathic pain
Based on these studies, researchers concluded that CBD was effective in overall pain management and didn’t cause any negative side effects.
*If you are currently using prescribed medication you must continue to do so – seek advice from your medical practitioner if you are intending to alter your prescribed dosage in any way.