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Does CBD Work for Managing Chronic Pain

People with chronic pain already know it is very complex and difficult to treat. Many are using products such as CBD oil to manage it and the accompanying inflammation and overall discomfort. There is promising scientific research going on right now.

Our perception of pain is affected by our individual biology, our mood, our social environment and past experiences. Veterans and others who have experienced trauma are intimately familiar with this phenomenon. We also know first-hand how multi-dimensional chronic pain can be.

What The Research on CBD for Pain Shows

CBD is emerging as a promising way of treating pain - as well as inflammation, seizures, and anxiety - without the psychoactive effects of THC. (In case you were wondering, that means no “high”).

Animal studies have shown that CBD creates pain-relieving effects by influencing three systems in the body:

  • endocannabinoid
  • inflammatory
  • nociceptive (pain sensing)

In 2018, a review was conducted to see how well CBD works to relieve chronic pain in people. The review examined studies conducted over the previous 40+ years. These studies examined various types of pain, including:

  1. cancer pain
  2. neuropathic pain
  3. fibromyalgia

The conclusion? CBD was effective in overall pain management without causing negative side effects.

woman with chronic neck pain

How CBD Helps Manage Pain

The endocannabinoid system helps regulate our:

  • perception of pain
  • metabolism
  • appetite
  • memory
  • anxiety
  • and many other processes

Researchers believe CBD works with a core component of the endocannabinoid system – specific receptors in the brain and immune system. These receptors receive chemical signals from various stimuli and help your cells respond to them. The response creates anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving effects that are key to pain management.

Benefits of Choosing CBD for Pain Relief

Pain management practitioners and those with chronic pain are looking for effective and safer treatments, especially after the consequences of the opioid epidemic. CBD products offer:

  • a safe, natural alternative
  • no “high”
  • no changes in perception or behavior
hemp plant depicting the benefits of cbd

Why Treatment Matters So Much

When chronic pain from any source – injury, trauma, spinal conditions, migraines – is left untreated, it can curtail everyday life to a dramatic degree. Not just for the sufferer, but for family and friends as well. You owe it to yourself or your loved ones to discuss CBD options, and how they might interact with any prescription medications, with your healthcare provider.

As a veteran Navy Seal, I have put my body, mind and soul through the wringer to surmount any task I focused my energies on. You must never settle for feeling “OK.”

There are many options available today that no one has ever had before. New and developing brain treatments, breath work and even stretching routines can help lessen anxiety, reduce pain and improve your life.

Do not give up on managing your pain. Getting your life back is worth it. Start putting yourself first and look forward to your own Easy Day.

If you are interested in exploring what CBD might do to help you or a loved one, Easy Day Hemp offers a wide selection of CBD Products to choose from.

DisclaimerThe FDA has not evaluated these statements. Our CBD products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any diseases. Consult your physician before taking any new supplements or beginning a new treatment plan. The product at the link provided tests THC ND (non-detectable) and is compliant with Federal guidelines regarding Industrial Hemp. Must be 18+ years older to consume.

To learn more about relief from spinal pain, check out our friends/affiliates at Ultimate Human Performance (UHP). UHP teaches techniques and methods for eliminating pain and injury from mild or severe conditions by releasing tension and training the body in the most efficient and advanced way possible.

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