Although pain makes you feel indisposed, pain sensation is crucial for maintaining good health and well-being. Pain serves a vital purpose. For example, it can tell you something is wrong with your body. For example, the pain felt before a heart attack. It can also help prevent you from doing something that could cause serious injury or permanent damage. For instance, when you hold your hand on a hot stove, you draw back your hand because you feel pain.
If without pain, we wouldn't have these warning signs that could be life-saving. However, the problem arises when pain persists and becomes chronic, pathological. This is known as neuropathic pain and can be exceptionally difficult to treat.
Nowadays, more and more people are interested in CBD oil as a treatment for neuropathic pain. CBD is a powerful analgesic, so it could reduce human pain. Let's see how CBD oil can help people with neuropathy.
Which causes neuropathic pain?
Moreover, if the body identifies pain as damage, it tries to stimulate recovery processes by forming new molecules. Among other things, recovering could result in hyperactive nerve fibers, which can increase pain sensitivity and make your pain more intense.
Unfortunately, nerve fibers are very sensitive and can be damaged relatively easily. Therefore, neuropathic pain can be caused by several things: Injury, Viruses, Alcohol abuse, Diabetes, Autoimmune diseases.
In most cases, treating would reduce neuropathic pain, but it is not always effective. Sometimes the underlying condition is difficult to diagnose, so it is very difficult to treat accurately. Thus, if we don't have enough prevention, general illness might become a chronic disease. If the underlying condition could not be treated and the patient feels very painful, the doctor would offer the patient a pain killer to reduce pain.
However, the problem with pain killers is that they often come with serious side effects. What'smore, since they are potent opiates that promote the production of endorphins(often labeled happiness hormones), they can become highly addictive.
Therefore, it is not surprising that when people suffer from neuropathic pain, they use alternative treatments to combat it. Also, CBD has the same function as the pain killer, but CBD is more effective, natural, and not addictive.
How can CBD oil help?
CBD is an extract from the cannabis plant with powerful analgesic properties and can be very useful in the treatment of neuropathic pain.
Although it is derived from hemp, it has no psychoactive effects. The THC compound is the one that produces the 'high', not the CBD compound. And unlike THC, CBD is perfectly legal for medicinal use and can be safely purchased in online stores or physical and local (cannabis) stores.
CBD is excellent for neuropathy because it binds to the cannabinoid receptors in our endocannabinoid systems (ECS).
The ECS plays an important role in controlling and managing various processes and functions. Such as, sleep, appetite, mood, memory, and painful feelings.
As a result, CBD could modulate the ECS and ECS could modulate pain perception.
CBD oil can be evaporated, mixed with food and drink, or applied topically. However, as a treatment for neuropathic pain, sublingual consumption (under the tongue) is often recommended.
However, it is best to consult your doctor before you start taking new treatments for neuropathic pain. Especially, if you are already using prescription medications.