Is CBD Oil For Back Pain Relief Just A Scam?
What is CBD? Well, if you are asking this question, chances are you are suffering from back pain, or any other type of pain associated with the musculoskeletal system. The common name for this plant is “cannabis”, which is short for “cannabis”, and it is derived from the Latin “canis”. The cannabis plant is found across North America, Europe and Asia, and it grows in most regions with a fair amount of rainforest vegetation.
So what is CBD and how is it beneficial for pain management? While we don’t know for sure why CBD works to relieve pain, it is known that it does have some sort of an analgesic effect. The CBD in CBD oil blocks pain nerve cell transmission in inflammatory pathways. It also reduces inflammation, and this is an all natural reaction that is likely to cause less pain in people that are already experiencing pain. And it does not matter if you take CBD oil topically or consume it through an edible.
This brings us to the question of side effects. Many people take CBD oil for back pain and are somewhat pleased with the results. One of the possible side effects is that it might interact with other pharmaceutical drugs that you may be taking, such as ibuprofen or aspirin. In fact, some experts advise their patients not to take these types of medications at all in order to reduce the possibility of interactions. However, there are also some promising studies being conducted that suggest that CBD could actually have anti-inflammatory properties and may even help prevent the development of certain types of cancers.
In addition, it is important to remember that not every product labeled as “CBD” meets the definition in the medical community. The plant is listed in Schedule II of the United States Drug Enforcement Administration, along with a host of other drugs including amphetamines and methamphetamines. In a nutshell, the CBD is not a controlled substance and is not intended to have any significant medical benefits. As such, any supplement that contains THC is not considered to be a valid dietary supplement by law. In short, if you want to get your hands on CBD oils for back pain, stay far away from the “broad-spectrum” products!
There are some promising studies out there showing the benefits of CBD for chronic pain relief, including the use of CBD for nausea associated with chemotherapy. But again, because it is not a controlled substance, it is hard to say what the long term effects are. Some of the more interesting effects seem to be related to appetite control, and the reduction of the appetite has been directly related to the consumption of CBD oil. Other side effects that are worth noting include the reduction of seizures in children that suffer from epilepsy. While there are currently no serious side effects of using CBD for back pain relief, it is important to note that the short term effects can be quite interesting.
The two main components of CBD that make it interesting in the world of alternative medicines are the CBD and the CBN. The CBD in this oil is believed to act on the central nervous system to cause the suppression of inflammation. While inflammation is a very real issue for anyone who suffers from pain, it is particularly dangerous in that it tends to cause temporary numbness, tingling, and even muscle weakness. By applying the oil to the painful areas of the body, or by ingesting it, the CBD reduces the effect of inflammation on the affected nerves and allows the affected area to heal itself naturally. However, many people are wary of ingesting anything to reduce inflammation (which is why most over the counter pain medications have some type of anti-inflammatories), and the fact that CBD does not make people feel “numb” is an important drawback as well. That said, there are now some studies looking at the ability of CBD to reverse the process of neuroinflammation in the body, reversing the chronic inflammation that leads to pain and discomfort.