Cannabis and CBD oil have proven to be effective in helping people manage migraines, headaches, back and joint pain symptoms, as well as fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is a condition where pain may occur all over the body without an obvious cause. It’s often triggered by physical or emotional trauma, such as a car accident.
There are two components of cannabis which can relieve most levels of pain: cannabinol and tetrahydrocannabinol. Cannabinol is referred to as CBD and generally comes as an oil. It doesn’t cause a high, but when ingested, it reacts with pain receptors in the brain to produce pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory results. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is a psychoactive compound in cannabis that produces a high. It binds with receptors in the brain responsible for producing a pleasant, elevated state of mind. It’s also effective as a pain reliever.
Most pain relievers these days are either OTC relievers like paracetamol or ibuprofen that offer limited pain relief or powerful opioids that can be highly addictive. Cannabis may offer an effective alternative. When a recent survey interviewed around 3,000 cannabis users, they found that 30% had used opioids in the six months before the survey. When they talked to the users of opioids, they found that 97% agreed that using cannabis allowed them to decrease their use of opioids. Cannabis and CBD oil offer a viable alternative for pain sufferers around the world.
Cannabis Puts Users in Control
Many people using cannabis or CBD oil for the treatment of pain mention that the range of cannabis delivery systems and therapies that are available allow them to experiment and decide on a dosage level that is comfortable and effective for them.
The lack of serious side effects, especially when compared to opioids, contributes to many people having a positive opinion of cannabis-based therapies. Many people suffering from chronic pain say that the relief provided by cannabis and CBD oil allows them to continue the lifestyle they had before the pain started.
With the number of different strains of Indica, Sativa, and hybrid cannabis available at KANA Wellness Clinic, the use of cannabis and CBD oil for pain management can be finely controlled. Our TTM and ATTM doctors can recommend the right strain that allows you to resume your lifestyle while effectively and easily managing your pain. Visit KANA Wellness Clinic to learn more about pain relief provided by cannabis and CBD oil.