CBD or cannabidiol is a relatively new term understudied for the treatment of pain, which includes back pain. The studies recommend it helps to relieve inflammation that is often the factor in the chronic back pain. This product is available in different forms like gels and topical creams and has shown great results for the neuropathy and inflammation that will make them the best choice for the neck and back pain.
CBD products need good amount of research to prove as well as explain the effectiveness and to better understand its potential side effects (long-term) or potential drug interactions.
CBD is an abbreviation for the cannabidiol; it is one of many cannabinoids, and chemical compounds that are found in hemp and marijuana. Probably you are quite familiar with THC or tetrahydrocannabinol that is another important compound that is found in a cannabis plant and main psychoactive component. However unlike THC, CBD isn’t psychoactive. But, it is not what makes you stoned. It is different from the medical marijuana that is known to reduce pain and inflammation.
What’s CBD Used For?
Cannabidiol is known for the medicinal qualities and used for treating following ailments or conditions like:
- Pain & inflammation
- Inflammatory bowel disease)
- Mental disorders6
Even though CBD is mainly praised for the medicinal uses, the researchers have found the strongest evidence of the effectiveness is to treat epilepsy among kids. CBD is found to reduce number of seizures, as well as in many cases, stop them. Studies recommend it is highly beneficial to reduce insomnia and anxiety.
CBD products comes with a wide range of benefits
Pain relief & anti-inflammatory properties
The CBD products are the natural pain relief choice. Their non-psychoactive compounds like CBD have potential being new alternative to cure chronic pain.
Helps to quit smoking
Some studies conducted earlier have found that the smokers who have used CBD inhalers smoked lesser cigarettes than normal and slowly stopped their craving nicotine. It’s understood that relaxing effect that is induced by the CBD products does this trick.
THC will trigger and amplify feelings of paranoia and anxiousness and thus doctors ask the people with anxiety to avoid using cannabis. But, CBD helps to reduce anxiety. This reduces the anxiety-related behavior in conditions like PTSD, anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, panic disorder, as well as obsessive-compulsive disorder.