A Look at How CBD Can Help Relieve Pain and Inflammation

Pain is nothing to laugh about, especially if it's chronic pain. Pain is usually an indication that something unpleasant is happening around or inside the body. The pain is usually there as a sign. Once the problem is removed, the pain disappears. The best way to deal with pain is to avoid it or to remove whatever is causing it from the body. Some kinds of pain will disappear after surgery, others will disappear after medication has removed the aggressor. However, some pain has to be managed like in the case of Crohn's Disease.

There are a few basic ways of dealing with pain such as massage, medication, exercise, physio therapy and more.

No matter the method you decide, there will be a need for Pain and Inflammation Relief. That's where CBD comes in.

What is Pain?
Pain is a localized unpleasant body sensation. It can be at the nerve level, or on the emotional plane and can range from mild, to traumatic. The word "pain" comes from the Latin "poena" meaning a fine, a penalty. Pain can be localized or can be general in the body. Pain generally starts by a trigger - outer or internal - and is persistent until that trigger is placated. There are different types of pain. In inflammation - the pain is caused by the stimulation of the nerves. It is also referred to as Nociceptive Pain. Another kind of pain associated with is Psychogenic Pain. This is the pain caused by emotional factors. People who suffer in agony for a long time, begin to have pain that is a result of the emotional trauma even when they are physically experiencing some relief at the moment.

What is CBD?
In short, CBD is a naturally occurring phytocannabinoid that's found in the cannabis plant. It's one of the over 100 different cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. Cannabinoids are found primarily in leaves and flowers of the cannabis plant. They are then extracted and separated. Once extracted, CBD is a colorless, crystalline structure at room temperature in its purest form. CBD can be derived from either the marijuana plant or the hemp plant. Both are strains of the cannabis plant, however, CBD that's derived from the hemp plant only contains a maximum of 0.3% THC levels.

CBD has been shown to help reduce pain and inflammation levels, stress, anxiety, seizures caused by rare forms of epilepsy, and more.

Does CBD Get you high?
Extracted with CBD is Tetrahydrocannabinol, otherwise known as THC. TCH is a chemical compound found in both hemp and marijuana that gives its 'high" feeling. The major reason the dizziness and the feeling of being high does not kick in at moderate doses is because CBD binds with receptors in the brain while THC does not bind with it even though it interacts with these receptors. So, to answer the question, CBD does not get you high.

Does CBD Help with Pain?
Some studies show that CBD is useful for reducing pain and inflammation. Anecdotal evidence has stated that CBD helps to provide much needed relief to cancer patients that are dealing with pain as well. It has also been shown to help reduce the stress and anxiety that has been associated with protracted pain.
Due to its stress and pain-relieving property, it's a choice medication for alleviating pain.

What Kind of Pain is CBD best suited for?
CBD may help to treat neuropathic pain like Cinderella's foot. Neuropathic pain is largely related to the glutamatergic system, which is a major excitatory neuronal pathway. Glutamate is one of the primary neurotransmitters responsible for neuronal activation, which is great, sometimes.

Inflammatory pain is related to neuropathic pain, except it's not limited to neurons. Arthritis, Crohn's and ulcerative colitis, as well as simple conditions such as headaches, cramps, muscle aches, and pains are all related to inflammation.

How CBD Addresses Pain
CBD may be 'neuroprotective', and it may also help to dull the prickling, tingling and burning sensations that neuropathic pain is known for. CBD can be used as a dietary supplement to help manage neuropathic pain alongside other natural supplements such as magnesium, MSM, Turmeric, and more. Pain due to inflammation is not as easily characterized as other types of pain, mostly because its origins of pain vary and so does the experience. On the bright side, CBD has been shown to help reduce inflammation, no matter what the root cause. CBD isn't effective at treating all types of pain - for that reason, it's important to understand your pain: does it get better or worse with temperature changes, cause swelling, or is it persistent and stabbing? If you feel that you experience inflammatory or neuropathic pain, you should speak to your doctor. CBD supplementation could be right for you.

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