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CBD Oil for Chronic Pain: Does It Work, Arthritis, Cancer & More

Hemp Oil for Chronic Pain
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Written by Stacey Thomas


CBD Oil for chronic pain may reduce pain, inflammation, and overall discomfort related to a variety of health conditions.

March 21, 2020

Using CBD Oil for Chronic Pain

Hemp oil is quickly becoming a mainstream product for chronic pain, stress, anxiety, and other ailments. The cannabis-derived chemical contains safe and natural medicinal benefits without the side effects of NSAIDs, analgesics, or opioids. In fact, many patients who previously relied on Tylenol, Ibuprofen, or Vicodin to control pain found Hemp to help cut down on the number of pills needed to function each day. Hemp oil is worth a try for anyone looking to relieve chronic pain.

Cannabidiol (Hemp Oil ) oil is used by some people with chronic pain. Hemp oil may reduce pain, inflammation, and overall discomfort related to a variety of health conditions. Hemp oil is a product made from cannabis.

… But there needs to be more research in order to verify the pain-relieving benefits of Hemp oil. Researchers think that Hemp interacts with receptors in your

… This means that Hemp oil may benefit people with chronic pain

Symptoms of Chronic Pain

Simply put, chronic pain is just pain that never really goes away. Sometimes it’s associated with a larger problem such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, or multiple sclerosis. It can come on in any form of pain sensation whether it be dull, aching, pins and needles, or sensitivity. Nerve dysfunction and inflammation are two causes of chronic pain, which can be genetic or brought on diet and lifestyle habits. In 2015, about 25 million adults were reported as having some form of chronic pain. Such as fibromyalgia, sciatica, back pain to name a few

The opioid crisis in the US has been peaking every year since the year 2000, and measures have been taken in order to calm down the pill-fueled storm but nothing seems to catch on as long as doctors keep prescribing opioids as a primary way of pain management. The number of opioid pain relievers prescribed in the United States jumped significantly from 76 million in 1991 to 207 million in 2013.

Opioids and anti-inflammatory drugs like NSAIDs are the most common approach to dealing with daily occurrences. But what few realize is that even these everyday drugs come with a laundry list of side effects, including death.

One of the biggest benefits of Hemp oil is the potential to reduce the number of pills needed for relief. Most of us can handle Tylenol, Advil, or opioids in moderation. However, these drugs can still lead to gastrointestinal damage, increased tolerance, dependence, addiction, and overdose.

People tend to use prescription or over-the-counter drugs to relieve stiffness and pain, including chronic pain.

Some people believe that Hemp offers a more natural alternative without the risk of addiction.

Authors of a study published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine found that Hemp significantly reduced chronic inflammation and pain in some mice and rats.

Which Conditions Can Hemp Help?

The researchers suggested that the non-psychoactive compounds in marijuana, such as Hemp, could constitute a new treatment for chronic pain. The potential benefits of Hemp oil include Arthritis pain, Multiple sclerosis, Chronic Pain, and Fibromyalgia.

Hemp is also recommended for patients with Crohn’s disease, a chronic condition caused by inflammation of digestive lining. Like MS, Crohn’s has no cure and Hemp is recommended to calm pain during flare-ups.

The cannabinoid has shown positive results when put up against many chronic illnesses, particularly those throughout the immune or nervous system.

Hemp oil is also highly recommended for patients with fibromyalgia, arthritis, and undiagnosed chronic pain.

Hemp Oil is one of the biggest factors in the fight against opioids, especially in states which have already legalized medical cannabis. In fact, Hemp oil has proven to be a very effective way of managing pain and the side effects of chemotherapy and similar cancer treatments.

These oils have been known to completely replace opioids as a primary way of relieving chronic pain, but that’s not the only thing as it is impossible to overdose on these oils.

Meanwhile, opioid overdoses are happening every day across the states.

And it’s not like these oils are not easily available.

95% of the US population lives within states that have some kind of cannabis law that permits Hemp oils. Hemp oil does not cause gastrointestinal damage and it is not known to be habit-forming. All it takes for a patient to become addicted to opioids is a 10-day prescription, which can be prescribed for anything from a pulled muscle to a kidney stone.

We have also Hemp oil for pets.


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Disclaimer : This website contains general information about Hemp oil and the possible health benefits. The information is not advice and is not a substitute for advice from a healthcare professional. You must not rely on the information  as an alternative to medical advice from your doctor or other professional healthcare providers.

FDA Disclosure: Hemp products are not approved by the FDA for the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of any disease. While we publish and refer to currently available research on cannabidiol, terpenoids and other properties of hemp-derived cannabis oils, it is important to note: None of the products or information available on this website are intended to be a treatment protocol for any disease state. The information presented is for educational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice or instruction.  The FDA would want us to remind you: You should always seek the advice of a physician before adding any supplements to your diet.

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