People often wonder about the effects of CBD on pain. Many people, especially in the US, use marijuana for pain management, or ingest it through prescription drugs. However, CBD can have the same benefits as other natural pain relief compounds. It has been shown to relieve muscle spasms, including those that occur with cancer. It may also help with chemotherapy and other types of disease-related side effects. Below, we’ll take a look at how you can use CBD on your own.
So, what exactly is CBD? It’s a naturally occurring compound found in the cannabis plant, but not in the form found in pharmaceuticals like Ritalin. In simple terms, CBD is a volatile, highly concentrated oil whose primary component is cannabidiol, (CBD.) CBD is extracted from the cannabis by extracting with a solvent and infusing the extract into carrier oils. Hemp and coconut oils are often used as the carrier.
Two of the most popular and widely used oils for this purpose include olive and jojoba oils. The former is generally preferred due to its pleasant taste and increased stability. When added to the body directly, it tends to increase blood flow. When absorbed orally, it can act as an anti-inflammatory, reducing the inflammation of the muscles underlying the condition being treated. The latter, ecs, works by relaxing and constricting the muscles around the spinal column, relieving pain and improving movement.
Now, it would be wrong to think that CBD is an innocuous substance. It has been found to have very real therapeutic value in treating many different conditions, but especially those with chronic pain. As mentioned above, each is an effective painkiller when used topically, but it also acts as an anti-inflammatory, analgesic, anti-oxidant, sedative and anti-cancer agent. If you have a severe chronic pain condition and are looking for an alternative to prescription medication, it may be worth investigating CBD as a possible solution. Although it is unlikely to completely abolish the need for medication, it will offer sufferers relief from many of the debilitating side effects of pain.
The problem with prescription medications is that they offer temporary pain relief and do little to address the underlying cause of the condition. This means that if the condition persists, then more pills are needed in order to provide long lasting relief. But, whereas opioids do have the ability to eliminate the source of pain, they can also bring about dependency. Moreover, when using opioids for chronic pain relief, it is important to remember that the body often adapts to the drug, meaning that even when you are not using it, the body may still be sensitizing to the effects of the opioids. In this case, additional doses may be necessary in order to achieve the same level of pain relief.
In contrast, the CBD is a non-intrusive, non-narcotic painkiller that does not have such negative side effects and is therefore a popular choice for those who wish to try alternative methods of pain relief. Like opioids, CBD can eliminate the source of pain, so there is no need to take more pills or take them in a longer amount of time. Also like opioids, CBD is considered by most health practitioners to be a safe drug, especially when used topically. It is known to have no adverse side effects when used in the recommended dosage and it does not build a tolerance. This means that patients can use CBD regularly for pain management and they will find that it works just as well as opioids for chronic, moderate to severe pain.