CBD oil for pain

Cannabidiol (CBD) oil is used by some people with chronic pain. CBD oil may reduce pain, inflammation, and overall discomfort related to a variety of health conditions. CBD oil is a product made from cannabis. It’s a type of cannabinoid, a chemical found naturally in marijuana and hemp plants. It doesn’t cause the “high” feeling often associated with cannabis, which is caused by a different type of cannabinoid called THC.6 Benefits of CBD Oil

CBD products aren’t approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for any medical condition. They aren’t regulated for purity and dosage like other medications.

Keep reading to learn more about the potential benefits of CBD oil for pain. You can also talk with your doctor to see if it is an option for your condition.

Researchers think that CBD interacts with receptors in your brain and immune system. Receptors are tiny proteins attached to your cells that receive chemical signals from different stimuli and help your cells respond. This creates anti-inflammatory and painkilling effects that help with pain management. This means that CBD oil may benefit people with chronic pain, such as chronic back pain.

One 2008 review assessed how good CBD works to relieve chronic pain. The review looked at studies conducted between the late 1980s and 2007. Based on these reviews, researchers concluded CBD was effective in overall pain management without adverse side effects. They also noted that CBD was beneficial in treating insomnia related to chronic pain.The anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving effects of the CBD gel could hold promise for people with arthritis.

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has pointed to CBD as a possible option for relieving symptoms caused by chemotherapy.

 

CBD oil doesn’t pose significant risks for users. However, side effects are possible. These include:

  • nausea
  • sleeping issues
  • irritability

Withdrawal symptoms are rare after you stop using it, and much rarer compared with addictive substances like opioids. Most withdrawal symptoms are related a return of the original symptoms of anxiety or pain.

https://www.healthline.com/health/cbd-oil-for-pain#side-effects

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