CBD Oil For Chronic Pain Management – An Overview

Written by on December 17, 2019 in Stuff with 0 Comments

Cannabidiol or CBD is an effective way of relieving chronic pain. However, there are several factors that you must take into account before you buy CBD oil. In this article, let us find out more about the following-

  1. Role of CBD in relieving chronic pain.
  2. Relief after cancer treatment.
  3. Migraine relief.
  4. Side effects of CBD.

Let us take one sub-topic at a time in the paragraphs that follow-

1. Role of CBD in relieving chronic pain

The ECS or the endocannabinoid system is present in everyone. Scientists assume that CBD reacts with one of the elements or components of the endocannabinoid system, which are the receptors that are present in the immune system and the brain. These receptors are protein cells present in the body. They function by receiving signals in the chemical form and are responsible for obtaining the stimuli from different parts of the body.

The interaction or the reaction that takes place has anti-inflammatory properties and helps in relieving pain, thereby facilitating pain management. As per a 2018 review, results from studies conducted between 1975 and 2018, imply that the CBD oil is effective in alleviating the chronic pain. As such, we can say that any product, including CBD salve that has CBD oil as one of the ingredients, can relieve chronic pain – back pain to be specific.

2. Relief after cancer treatment

CBD is also useful in shrinking malignant tumors. Studies conducted on mice have confirmed the same. The NCI or National Cancer Institute stated that CBD is helpful in addressing the side effects of chemotherapy or cancer treatment such as-

  • Vomiting
  • Pain
  • Loss of appetite

To reduce cancer-related pain, patients received CBD sprays that had a combination of THC and CBD as the main ingredients. Doctors administered this combination, along with a specific dosage of opioids.

3. Migraine relief

The effectiveness of CBD alone is not much. However, CBD in conjunction with THC has worked wonders for many ailments. One of the major effects is offering relief from migraines.

Studies revealed that in individuals using a combination of THC and CBD, the incidence of migraine attacks reduced by as much as 40%. Not only it was also effective in reducing migraine headaches, but if you suffer from cluster headaches, this medication is effective too. The point to note here is that this was effective only on individuals suffering from migraine attacks from their childhood days.

4. Side effects of CBD

Every medication has side effects. So, your medical practitioner will administer a medicine only if he or she knows that the benefits will far outweigh the risks or the side effects. The severity of these side effects may not become pronounced in everyone. However, some users can expect the following-

  • Diarrhea or upset stomach
  • Tiredness
  • Appetite changes
  • Weight change

Make sure you are aware of the interaction of CBD with other medicines that you are taking. It will help to avoid any unpleasant and unwanted consequences.

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