What types of pain is CBD good for?

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There are varying degrees and types of pain one can experience. This is also a very vague and vast term used which usually requires more research and description to accurately determine the source and possible treatments. Using CBD may be a potential treatment once there is a good understanding of the type of pain you are suffering from.

Most people have experienced the brief but lingering, sharp pain when you hit your funny bone on the car door, or bang your toe on that dresser again that’s been there for years.Research suggests CBD can be used as a supplement to aid with  inflammatory pain, but at the present time further research is still required to see if it supports chronic pain.

Neuropathic pain is caused by malfunctioning nervous system or damaged nerves themselves. Your nervous system is involved in every action your body takes, so when there’s an issue can be problematic. It can be both unrelenting when it sometimes comes and goes. This is where communication is key between patient and practitioner. When cells become damaged due to injury or chronic illness, the body senses this and in turn will begin releasing inflammatory agents on its cells. Our bodies don’t enjoy malfunctioning cells, so the body tries to rid itself of them.

Inflammatory pain is related to neuropathic pain, but is not only limited to neurons. These can come in many forms and severities as well, these include but are not limited to , headaches, cramps, muscle aches ,all forms of arthritis, Osteoarthritis, and Crohn’s disease.

How CBD works with Pain

No matter what the root cause , CBD can be used as a supplement in conjunction with natural supplements such as magnesium glycinate to help calm inflammation. Encouraging news reported from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre and McGill University, in the way of pinpointing the effective dose of marijuana plant extract required to adequately treat chronic pain without the “high”.Typically taken up to three times daily, dosage will vary on your individual needs. Its best to start small and increase accordingly and document your results. There have been some studies which have shown cannabinoids ( CBD and THC ) can be up to twenty times more potent than some over the counter anti-inflammatory agents such as Ibuprofen. Many people choose CBD because it is the sister to THC, with many of the same potential benefits but none of the psychoactive effects. Researchers are still in the beginning stages of incorporating CBD into health and medicine so it’s always best to speak with your doctor to discuss best practices.

Final word CBD isn’t effective at treating all types of pain so it’s best to understand the pain you have and where it stems.Is it persistent and stabbing,cause swelling or change with the weather? Like with other nutraceuticals, it’s good to note that CBD can also interact with other medications. So if you find yourself with inflammatory or nerve pain, speak with your medical professional to see if treatment with CBD may be right for you.

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