Your Chronic Pain Management To-Do List, Include CBD In It

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CBD offers short-term and long-term relief from pain. If you take a look at the consumer demographic, more than 70% use it for pain relief. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Surveys indicate almost half of them stop taking regular medicines afterward and over 40% replace prescription drugs with CBD products.

Chronic pain is debilitating

If the short-term pain is bearable for there’s an assurance that it will eventually go away, chronic pain is unbearable for the lack thereof. Not only it takes a toll on a person’s physical health, but it also ruins their mental health too. Realizing their conditions may never improve, the sufferers plunge deeper into depression.

Prescription medicine fails

On, we have mentioned before that prescription drugs are largely ineffective for the treatment of chronic pain. What surprises us is everyone knows that – by everyone, we meant doctors who prescribe these medicines, pharma companies that manufacture them and patients. Everyone knows it’s only an ad-hoc solution, yet, these meds make it to the top of any list of most-selling US drugs.

Why these meds fail

The biggest reason is they only treat symptoms, not the underlying conditions that trigger pain. There are tens of hundreds of physical ailments that can trigger chronic pain. It’s beyond possible for today’s medical science to fix all such health conditions.

Doctors openly admit that they are not capable of treating complicated health issues. Heck, they even lack a complete understanding of human physiology. Patients are given false hope that with time, medical science will advance so much that it will treat every ailment under the sun. These ailments can’t be cured right now for where the branch of medicine stands at this moment.

But it’s less of a promise and more of a wishful thinking. Because first, even if a wholesome cure is discovered, it might have side-effects that are hard to deal with and secondly, pharma companies will bite the dust the very next day. Besides mainstream medical science is good at observing diseases but not always explaining them; there’s a subtle difference that most people fail to recognize.

What causes pain

Pain can be caused by all types of health-related complications, but it is mostly associated with diseases of

  • Bone
  • Tissue
  • Muscle

Diseases of bones, muscles or tissues are almost always accompanied by excruciating pain. If the disease is treatable, the pain is short-term and long-term if it is not. Muscle and joint ache are quite common, we all have experienced it sometime and it gets better on its own. Serious problems that arise from neuromuscular diseases, muscular dystrophy, inflammatory myopathy, musculoskeletal disorder, injuries may cause agonizing pain.

Treatment options are limited for these diseases as they don’t have any cure. Surgery may help but there’s no guarantee that it will. Honest doctors tell the truth to patients; that they can never be fully cured but medication and lifestyle changes can help them manage the progression of the disease and keep it under control.

Diseases related to bone

Osteoporosis is a disease that affects the bones. It affects the bone structure and gradually weakens them. Most patients are elderly people. The disease progresses as they age. Currently, there’s no cure, prescription drugs are recommended for pain management.

Arthritis is very common among aged people. It stiffens their joints. The disease can last for a lifetime and there’s no cure. Osteopenia rarely affects young people. Almost all patients are old. The disease is caused by the body’s inability to make new bones to replace old bones. Osteopenia is incurable.

While Osteoporosis and arthritis are common, Osteonecrosis or Avascular Necrosis is not. It’s a rare and serious disease. It restricts blood supply to the bone. Joint replacement surgery is the only solution. Medication is hardly effective.

The above diseases are all related to bone and none of them has any cure.

How CBD can help

By now, you must be tempted to know how CBD can heal all these seemingly incurable medical conditions. As very few doctors in the US prescribe CBD, most patients discover it when they opt for self-therapy. As CBD reduces pain and inflammation, their quality of life improves.

Lab studies showed endocannabinoid system is responsible for the growth and preservation of bones. As CBD binds with binds to the endocannabinoid receptors, it can protect against bone diseases and injuries. It also heals fractured bone cells more efficiently than prescription medicine.

Summing up

That CBD is useful in pain management is no secret. and hundred other similar sites are doing their best to unearth more and more information on this topic. What we are yet to understand is the extent to which CBD can heal pain. The discussion above is a great primer on that.