How Cannabis Relieves 3 Different Kinds of Pain

People who are in pain want to feel better fast. This is one reason why Americans take so many prescription opiates. Quick and effective, yes, but medications such as OxyContin can come with a host of horrible consequences. Fortunately, many people are discovering the pain-relieving benefits of marijuana. In fact, CBD and other cannabinoids are now used to treat three different kinds of pain.

What is pain?

Before we talk about how cannabis relieves pain, let’s define what pain is. According to experts at Dartmouth University Medical School, pain is the number one symptom that causes people to seek medical help. There is more than one kind of pain, however.

  • Nociceptive pain occurs when certain nerves respond to physical injury. Nociceptive pain is constant and localized and often described as throbbing or aching. Most forms of nociceptive pain are time-limited and resolve when the injury heals. As with other forms of pain, it responds well to cannabis-based analgesic therapy. Topical THC and CBD products such as those made by Evolve Formulas absorb through the skin and are exceptionally effective in quickly treating the discomfort and anxiety associated with nociceptive pain.

  • Neuropathic pain tends to be chronic and harder to manage than injury-related nociceptive pain. According to the National Institutes of Health, while the pain is very apparent to the person who is suffering determining the cause of that neuropathic pain can be a challenge for the attending physician. A number of conditions can trigger neuropathy, including multiple sclerosis, Lyme disease, diabetes, and fibromyalgia syndrome. Standard pain treatments are not always effective in treating nerve pain of undetermined origin. Although the causes may vary, one thing all cases of neuropathic pain have in common is the way they positively respond to CBD and THC transdermal therapy.

  • Central pain syndrome (CPS) is a medical condition that affects the brain and spinal cord. CPS has many causes, including stroke, epilepsy, spinal cord injury and Parkinson’s disease. Because there are so many possible causes of central pain, umpteen words are used to describe it. Some refer to it as a burning sensation while others describe the pain as a stabbing or aching. The pain is typically constant and may be worsened by temperature changes, touch, and emotional stress.

How cannabis relieves pain.

Cannabinoids have the amazing ability to reduce or eliminate pain signals as they travel from an injury site to the brain.  By blocking the inflammatory process at the site of the pain, cannabinoids work together to modulate pain. In addition, cannabinoids impact pain by boosting production of a natural brain chemical called anandamide

It used to be that marijuana’s pain relieving properties were available only to smokers and consumers of cannabis edibles. Not anymore. Evolve Formulas deliver soothing THC and CBD without smoke or calories. In fact, many of our clients tell us that typical prescription medications such as Neurontin are not as effective as managing their pain as Evolve Formulas CBD and THC transdermal products.

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