Just as disease is an umbrella term for different types of ailments, pain also represents a host of sensations.
Pain could be classified according to how it feels such as: burning, piercing, stabbing, prickly, dull, or tingling. It could also be classified according to its origin such as spastic from muscle spasms, inflammatory from an inflammation, neuropathic from the nerves, phantom pain from a phantom limb, bone pain from the bones, soft tissue pain from soft tissue injury or total pain when it has physical, emotional and psychological components to it.
In order to effectively treat pain, it is important to understand the nature of pain that you are dealing with. Many people are aware that CBD is effective in treating pain, but what kind of pain can CBD effectively address? This is what we are going to review in this article.
Neuropathic pain occurs when there is damage to the nerves. This kind of pain will be prickly or burning and when it is chronic it may be difficult to withstand. It occurs when there is an imbalance in the glutamate neurotransmitter which causes the neurons to fire sporadically.
CBD inhibits glutamate release and in this way it exhibits neuroprotective properties. There isn’t much published evidence on the use of CBD to effectively treat neuropathic pain. However, a report by Harvard Health Publishing released in 2018 stated that CBD has the potential to inhibit neuropathic pain, as well as inflammatory pain. There is also anecdotal evidence of CBD being effective at relieving shingles pain which is a form of neuropathic pain.
Inflammatory pain occurs when there is inflammation and it is often burning in nature. It is a difficult pain to ignore. When it is mild, it can be treated by over the counter non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS). These however have the tendency to trigger bleeding when used over a long duration of time. Opioids may be used to treat chronic inflammatory pain, but over time they may cause dependence and addiction.
A study published in EUR J Pain in 2015 investigated the effectiveness of CBD in treating arthritic pain in mice. Results revealed that CBD was effective in treating this pain, which is a form of inflammatory pain. Unlike other anti-inflammatory agents that inhibit COX pathways, CBD has a low risk of causing gastrointestinal ulcers.
Spastic pain occurs when muscles contract and become stiff; this in turn causes pain and hinders movement. Spastic pain is common in multiple sclerosis (MS) which is a demyelinating disease of the CNS that is difficult to treat. A study conducted by the Colorado State University in 2018 showed that CBD was effective in treating inflammation and spasticity which in turn helps to increase mobility in people suffering from MS.
CBD Oil For Pain Reviews
Now that you have understood why CBD oil for pain may be a good choice for you, let’s look at some reviews of CBD oils in the market.
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Just filter the results by category ‘oils’, ‘capsules’, ‘creams’ and don’t forget to come back to give your own feedback that will help the next person suffering from the same.
Should You Combine CBD With Other Pain Relievers?
CBD on its own is very safe, even when taken in very high doses. However, it inhibits the activity of cytochrome p450 which are a group of liver enzymes that break down many drugs. Because of this, it is important to consult with your physician before combining CBD with any other drug.
However, CBD can be safely combined with other natural herb extracts such as curcumin and black pepper that offer similar pain relieving properties.