CBD for pain relief

CBD For Inflammation and Pain Management

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A study published in The European Journal of Pain used an animal model to see if CBD could be used by people with arthritis to manage their pain. A topical gel with CBD was applied to rats with arthritis for 4 days. Their research noted a significant drop in inflammation and signs of pain, without additional side effects. CBD contains anti-inflammatory and analgesic (pain-relieving) properties which may help people with arthritis and chronic inflammation manage their pain. Another study found that people with Multiple Sclerosis suffered less muscle spasms while using CBD oil orally. The same report studied the use of...

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Salt Baths for Pain Relief

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Muscle aches and soreness can be related to stress on muscle or joints or they can be caused by certain medical conditions. Autoimmune conditions such as fibromyalgia and lupus can cause muscle cramping and soreness. A hot bath or hot tub may help relieve symptoms. Rheumatoid arthritis, Parkinson's disease and certain electrolyte imbalances can also lead to muscle soreness. Along with medicinal treatment, a hot bath of around 104 degrees Fahrenheit may curb painful muscle cramps. Injuries to joints can also cause muscle aches and soreness. Your doctor may recommend physical therapy that includes swimming as well as hot tub...

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CBD for Pain Relief

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The effects of CBD on the body reach deep into the inner workings of pain. Beyond quality of life issues, chronic pain can contribute to other adverse effects on the body for related issues; stress and anxiety, nausea, high blood pressure, and reduced immunity, to name a few. A Tulane University study published the following list of symptoms that CBD can help to treat, many as the direct result of unmanaged chronic pain: Antibacterial Inhibits cancer cell growth Neuro-protective Promotes bone growth Reduces seizures and convulsions Reduces blood sugar levels Reduces function in the immune system Reduces inflammation Reduces risk...

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How CBD works

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Cannabidiols and opioids share several interdependent, but not identical, medical properties that indicate using them together can be far more effective than using traditional opioids on their own. In one study, there was a decrease in pain level by 27% when patients were introduced to a CBD-opioid combination treatment, as measured against the use of opioids on their own.(4) CBD is effective because it works within the spinal cord system of nerve endings, called glycine receptors. Several recent clinical studies have demonstrated that CBD can be an effective therapeutic option for patients with neuropathic pain and other types of chronic...

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What is CBD?

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CBD is a plant-derived substance that works in the management of pain because it activates the two main cannabinoid receptors (CB1 and CB2) of the endocannabinoid system within the body. The CB1 receptors, found throughout the brain and central nervous system, regulate the release of neurotransmitter and central nervous system immune cells to manage pain levels (Russo, 2008). CBD use is considered appropriate and effective in a number of situations. Categorized as a mild to moderate analgesic, CBD is a non-steroidal, non-opioid, anti-inflammatory drug exhibiting far fewer side effects that strong painkillers. Because CBD and opioids share a number of...

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