Long gone are the days when cannabis was considered an extremely negative substance and a thing void of useful characteristics. Cannabis has, and is still been studied, and quite a lot of outstanding features and ingredients have surfaced from these studies.
Various studies have been conducted to understand Cannabidiol, (or CBD), the 'golden substance' found in Cannabis, that researchers can't stop talking about. These days, the market is flooded with CBD products as a result of its excellent health benefits. From skin care products to chocolate and gummies, no producer wants to miss out on the versatile ingredient.
The medical line is obviously at the forefront of this, as Marijuana doctors are rising, and are getting better in understanding the benefits and proper administration of CBD. Standing tall amongst these benefits is its ability to reduce inflammation, pain, and discomfort related to quite a number of health conditions.
Back pain is something everyone experiences once in a while, but for some people, it is more than just an 'unusual anomaly'. Not only does it cause a lot of inconveniences, it also makes everyday functional and basic movements difficult, like getting up from the couch, or trying to get some things from the top of a shelf. Now to the questions on our minds- can CBD be of help? Should a visit to Marijuana Doctors be the next thing?
Marcel Bonn-Miller, Ph.D., a substance abuse specialist at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine says "The greatest amount of evidence for the therapeutic effects of cannabis relate to its ability to reduce chronic pain, nausea and vomiting'.
CBD acts on multiple anti-inflammatory pathways thus suppressing the body's inflammatory response and symptoms.
What exactly does this imply? When inflammation occurs, the white blood cells release chemicals into the blood or affected tissues, to protect the body from foreign substances. Some of these chemicals cause a leak of fluid in the tissues, and swelling occurs. This entire process may stimulate nerves and cause pains. CBD suppresses the body's response to inflammation.
Also, research has it that Cannabinoids (the natural chemicals found in the hemp plant) lower inflammation by binding some receptors, thus regulating the immune system's production of cell types like pro-inflammatory cytokines, T-regulatory cells, and T-helper cells, that are involved in the inflammatory response.
Still on studies and research, in 2018, the Journal of Pain Research published a study about chronic pain in some patients who were irresponsive to back surgery. CBD and THC(Tetrahydrocannabinol) helped reduce pain in the study participants in no little measure.
Many Medical Marijuana Doctors testify that CBD reduces or even eliminates the need for Opioids (substances that act on opioid receptors and are medically used as pain relievers)in managing chronic pain.
So, yes, CBD can be used to treat chronic back pain and is totally safe. While the words 'safe' and 'Marijuana' may not seem like the most compatible pair, CBD dominant strands have little or no THC, and THC is the ingredient in cannabis that brings about the 'high' feeling gotten from marijuana consumption.