A study from the European Journal of Pain showed, using an animal model, CBD applied on the skin could help lower pain and inflammation due to arthritis. Another study demonstrated the mechanism by which CBD inhibits inflammatory and neuropathic pain, two of the most difficult types of chronic pain to treat. More study in humans is needed in this area to substantiate the claims of CBD proponents about pain control.
In the best case scenarios, my patients have completely eliminated the use of opioids and just use CBD on an as needed basis to manage their pain. In regards to CBD eliminating pain, it depends on what level of pain the patient starts with. If the patient starts with mild to moderate levels of pain, then, it’s certainly possible to eliminate the pain. But, if the patient starts with severe pain, then it’s less likey, I’d say.
For certain conditions, such as Shingles and Spinal Stenosis, some amount of THC is needed to effectively relieve the pain. I’m wondering specifically about the use of cannabis after the injury has occurred. I hesitate to try anything that might further impair my cognitive function but I am willing to give cannabis a try . CBD may offer an option for treating different types of chronic pain.
There are hundreds of chemicals found in both Hemp and Cannabis. CBD likely acts as an antagonist to THC and will likely reduce the euphoric properties of THC. THC has very important therapeutic effects that are both noteworthy and novel as well. Cannabidiol may partially normalize alterations in parahippocampal, striatal, and midbrain function associated with the CHR state. As these regions are critical to the pathophysiology of psychosis, the influence of CBD at these sites could underlie its therapeutic effects on psychotic symptoms.
CBD is commonly used to address anxiety, and for patients who suffer through the misery of insomnia, studies suggest that CBD may help with both falling asleep and staying asleep. Leave a comment below with your opinions, or any questions about CBD oil and insomnia, and we’ll be happy to answer them for you. This makes CBD a much safer option (which certainly isn’t to say that THC is a risky one) with limited side effects.
This is all a great disgrace that any of this is illegal and is simply an artifact of our corrupt, corporate-driven political system, still in place to this day. A few years back I recall unethical big pharma trying to stick a patent on the CBD extraction progress. Now I am not surprised they take this natural healing substance and stick it in a pill form – annoying US medical industry.
CBD does not cause the ‘high’ that is associated with THC, and is also not known to cause issues with anxiety and psychosis that have been observed in some cases with THC. CBD oils are regulated to ensure THC content is not above 0.2% .
This has dramatically limited the potential for real research by real scientists to be conducted. That research is critical to better understanding the multitude of therapeutic effects of the various chemical constituents found in Cannabis.
THC is probably the most well-known cannabinoid but is not the same as CBD, they are simply two parts of the same plant. Many people assume CBD to be like THC, but this is not the case.