It’s always a scary thought sitting at the doctor’s office waiting while the doctor writes down what he thinks is the right dosage of whatever type of pain medication he’s going to give me. Years ago I had considered using CBD oils for pain instead.
What if CBD oil can help relieve some of the pain? It could save multiple trips to the pharmacy and could be used as an alternative method to pills.
Pain is inevitable in life at some point, but I don’t think there should be the gut reaction to give pills as a solution regardless if it’s short term or long term.
Learning the differences of pain pills over the use of CBD oil has been enlightening and additionally an eye-opener.
Do you suffer from chronic pain?
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that millions of people live with pain on a regular or even a daily basis. Some studies have shown that there are over 100 million Americans who suffer from it. So basically, you aren’t alone!
It goes without saying how much pain can affect your daily life.
Living with it can be never ending and depending on if you have chronic pain, you’re unfortunately also going to bed with this pain. It can be a nightmare.
This can affect your quality of life by interfering with work as well as moods at home.
And since you’re in so much pain it can hurt relationships as well as an increase in healthcare costs.
Some different types of chronic pain can be:
- Constant migraines
- Lower back pain
I mean, this list is rather short compared to the many other reasons why someone may be in pain or suffer from chronic pain.
Adverse affects of pain pills and other drugs.
If you’re like so many others, you have tried over the counter drugs or you’ve gone to the doctor and they had given you some kind of prescription drug. You play the “ignorance is bliss” card and try your best not to think of what’s actually in it.
I’m just going to throw out the very basic over the counter pain killers that may not even cover the surface and their side affects:
- Aspirin: Ingestion issues to stomach ulcers if you aren’t careful
- Ibuprofen: Stomach or kidney problems.
Now, lets take a few moments to discuss opiods and the issues that go with those. There’s the obvious fact that it’s addictive. It also can weaken your immune system as well as cause depression.
If you aren’t too careful, you can overdose or even die from it.
There are many issues that go along with using over the counter or prescription drugs leading anywhere from dependency to withdrawal issues.
Going a little more in depth, there are the issues I had already mentioned on how it affects your body. Given enough time I’m sure it would then, in turn, cause another trip to the doctor.
Benefits of using CBD oil
The use of CBD oil has recently gained a lot of popularity. It has also been used as an alternative approach for pain. Along with many other natural remedies and herbs.
Even though it’s popular, doesn’t mean it’s new. Dating back to ancient China, people believed that it could reduce inflammation.
Years ago it may have been banned in the United States, however, recently it has made a strong comeback.
Not to be confused with THC or tetrahydrocannabinol which is also the compound found in the marijuana plant that causes people to get that “high” feeling.
Cannabinoid is the compound additionally found in the cannabis plant that is not psychoactive meaning that it doesn’t give you the “high” feeling.
This non-intoxicating compound can help in pain relief as well as anti-inflammatory properties.
How it works is it targets your endocannabinoid system by targeting the CB1 and CB2 receptors. Which are these tiny little proteins that attach to cells receiving chemical signals.
Through using multiple targets as far as receptors goes, it’s able to reduce pain as well as inflammation.
Some other studies have shown by using CBD salves topically that it can aid in nerve pain or skin irritation as well.
Is using CBD oil safe?
Even though there have been several studies showing that it can help with pain relief, there is still a lot left to learn about CBD oil. There haven’t been any known serious side affects.
It is highly advised that if you do decide to start taking CBD oil or any of the other products that you start slowly and go up from there.
But how much should you take? There are a lot of different factors that play into this as well such as: age, weight and metabolism.
A good rule of thumb may be to take 1mg of CBD per 20 pounds of weight and see how you react to it.
Everyone is different and can have varying results with it.
Could CBD oil help you with pain?
For starters, you should look into the laws of your state to see if it’s even a possibility to purchase it.
Secondly, if you are purchasing CBD make sure to take responsible measures and do not assume that more is better.
Take it slow and work your way up. Also, as a precautionary measure, definitely reach out to your doctor if you are still using other types of medication to see if it’s compatible.
Research to see if the company you are purchasing from is a reputable company and they aren’t throwing a bunch of other chemicals in it.
As always, please leave your comments below and tell me your thoughts! I’d love to hear them!