CBD and PainDr. Jim Collins
Beginning with ancient societies from India, China, Greece, Egypt and Italy, the hemp plant has been widely used to help overcome various types and causes of pain. Today, a great deal of scholarly and medical research supports the idea that CBD, the second most abundant ingredient in the hemp plant right after THC, can be effective in helping to manage inflammation as well as the pain associated with it.
The main reason most people go to the doctor is for symptoms of pain and if an individual experiences pain over 100 days, it is considered a chronic health problem. It’s a fact that over 50 million adults in the U.S. have chronic pain and many use over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription medication to manage their symptoms.
While these can be used in the short-term, they all come with dangerous side effects if used for a long time. Acetaminophen and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) can potentially cause stomach ulcers, bleeding, stroke, heart attack and liver damage if used long term. Opioids, on the other hand, can produce more dangerous health outcomes including addiction.
Pain is one of the most researched health topics concerning the use of CBD, and there have been promising results from studies looking at the effects of CBD on inflammation and different kinds of pain. Some research even suggests that CBD and other molecules from the hemp plant may provide better relief than opioids. Findings from some studies indicate that CBD when applied topically to joints, muscles and other areas of the body, can significantly help to manage swelling, inflammation and pain.
From ancient times to modern life, the hemp plant has provided a number of health and wellness benefits, especially when it comes to inflammation and pain, and it appears that CBD is the shining star for providing relief. Whether pain is the result of injuries, surgery, or health conditions like back problems or arthritis, CBD may be the answer that you’ve been seeking.