When most think of chronic pain, they think about a pain so severe that it’s debilitating. A pain so severe that it prevents someone from completing ordinary day to day tasks.

What if I told you that most adults in the world suffer from some form of chronic pain?

What if I told you that they go through their daily lives in pain, but seek no relief because it’s not debilitating. Many of us dismiss our aches and pains as trophies of an athletic past.

Some simply view it as the cost of getting old. Fortunately it is a price that we no longer have to pay. In this blog I’ll share some things that I discovered about how CBD helps with chronic pain.

CBD: Treating Chronic Pain

  • CBD use for general chronic pain after reviews covering dozens of trials and studies; concluded that there is substantial evidence that CBD is an effective treatment for chronic pain in adults.
  • A separate study in the Journal of Experimental Medicine supports these results.
  • This research suggests that using CBD can reduce pain and inflammation without additional side effects.
  • The researchers also found that subjects were not likely to build up a tolerance to the effects of CBD, so they would not need to increase their dose continually.

CBD, like prescribed and over the counter anti-inflammatories, reduces inflammation at the site of pain. But unlike other drugs, CBD works with the bodies own endocannabinoid system targeting the area of discomfort naturally and without side effects.

Pain and discomfort are a part of being human, but it doesn’t have to be an all consuming part of your life. CBD for pain comes in a variety of convenient products like lotions and creams that can be used at the site of pain. You may also consider edibles, vape or bud to help manage your pain internally.  As I always say, consult  your doctor or primary care physician if you have any concerns about CBD use. Until next time, be well.

-Will Upshur

 

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