Back pain is quite prevalent, with as many as 90 percent of people experiencing it at some point in their lives

Back pain is quite prevalent, with as many as 90 percent of people experiencing it at some point in their lives

Back pain is quite prevalent, with as many as 90 percent of people experiencing it at some point in their lives. It’s a familiar reason for missed work. One chief cause of back pain is a herniated disc. The associated pain can be repetitive and disabling, particularly for individuals who do a lot of heavy lifting. Aside from spinal surgery, pain injections, and medications, including addictive opioids, current treatment is limited, and many do not get the results they’re looking for. Fortunately, medical cannabis promises relief.

CBD is one of the main active ingredients in the cannabis plant, along with THC. For centuries, people have used medical marijuana to medicate their pain, and now science is backing this up. Patients have reported great success in relieving their nerve pain when using Medical Marijuana which contains CBD. Some research suggests it could potentially be the future in terms of chronic nerve pain treatment.

The scientific explanation for using CBD to help alleviate nerve pain is pretty clear. Our bodies naturally make chemicals called endocannabinoids. These are involved in the whole-body system that controls various physiological processes. Such as appetite, immunity, inflammation, and pain sensation. Endocannabinoids circulate via the bloodstream and cause their effects by binding to our cannabinoid receptors. Currently, there are two well-researched cannabinoid receptors: CB1 and CB2. The ones which are important with regard to nerve pain are our CB1 receptors. These are found in nerve endings and the brain and have been linked to the origin of the pain sensation. CBD works on the body by reducing the metabolic breakdown of endocannabinoids, which our bodies make naturally. These endocannabinoids are involved in modulating the pain pathway. By slowing this breakdown process, CBD indirectly increases the amount and activity of endocannabinoids at the CB1 and CB2 receptors. This, in turn, causes the diminishing of the pain sensation.

To learn more please schedule an appointment with one of our Board Certified Practitioners. During your visit, Our team of highly trained Alternative Medicine Practitioners, will review your medical history and help you obtain your Medical Marijuana Card.

References https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/9516-back-pain-basics https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC441898 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2907819/

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