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How Cannabidiol (CBD) Helps Manage Chronic Pain

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Chronic pain can be incredibly devastating. For those that do not live with chronic pain, it is very difficult to imagine what someone with chronic pain is going through. Chronic pain is often secondary to some form of trauma, such as being sexually abused as a child, thus making a bad situation much, much worse.

Imagine the worst pain you have ever experienced. Now, try to imagine having that very same pain each an every day for the rest of your life.

Imagine now, not being able to sleep due to unrelenting pain, thus becoming chronically sleep deprived. Imagine how it feels to not being able to get yourself into a comfortable position to sit, stand or even sleep. Imagine the crushing heartbreak your spouse or perhaps even your children will feel when wanting your attention and you just don’t have the capacity to give them the attention they seek, because you are exhausted from the sleepless nights caused by the excruciating pain of fibromyalgia.  Now imagine not being able to have enjoyable sex with the one you love, and the tension this creates within the relationship.

Experiencing chronic pain continuously changes you. It will make you feel crazy at times. Depression and anxiety are incredibly commonplace among this patient population.

How Cannabidiol (CBD) Helps Manage Chronic Pain

Chronic pain wears on your nerves. It is common for sufferers to experience depression and anxiety. Historically, patients would have been prescribed benzodiazepines such as Valium and Xanax to contend with this problem. Unfortunately, the combination of narcotics and benzodiazepines has tragically led to increased overdose related deaths. Rather than reaching for a friend’s pills, or a bottle of alcohol to cope with your anxiety, try reaching for a bottle of CBD oil, instead!

Chronic pain often leads to  feelings of hopelessness and despair. One may wonder if the pain will ever end? Will I ever get my life back? The answer is yes — as long as you have hope.

Hope is powerful. When you have hope, your mind begins to work for you rather than against you.  You begin to imagine that things can be different. You find the motivation to get off the couch and get busy living rather than waiting to die. This feeling of hope inspire us to begin engaging in activities such as doing yoga, eating healthier, losing weight and moving more.

Cannabidiol (CBD) oil is used by many people with chronic pain. CBD oil may reduce pain, inflammation, and overall discomfort related to a variety of health conditions. CBD oil is a product made from cannabis. It’s a type of cannabinoid, a chemical found naturally in marijuana and hemp plants. It doesn’t cause the “high” feeling often associated with cannabis, which is caused by a different type of cannabinoid called THC.

Researchers think that CBD interacts with receptors in your brain and immune system. Receptors are tiny proteins attached to your cells that receive chemical signals from different stimuli and help your cells respond. This creates anti-inflammatory and painkilling effects that help with pain management. This means that CBD oil may benefit people with chronic pain, such as chronic back pain.

While some people report complete resolution of their pain, that is the exception, not the rule. People with a strong inflammatory component or fibromyalgia appear to get the best results when using Cannabidiol to manage chronic pain..

If you are living with chronic pain, hemp offers you hope. CBD  can be purchased online or even over the counter in many forms in every state in the U.S., and numerous places all over the world. The nice thing is CBD has an extremely broad safety profile, and you ought to feel comfortable giving it a try.

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