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What Specific Kinds of Pain Does CBD Treat?
Chronic pain is a very serious condition. It can leave you feeling not only in extreme pain but isolated from those around you, even your close family and friends.
There are a great deal of people in West Virginia who are struggling with chronic pain day to day. We use the word “pain” as an umbrella term that can include a lot of different types of pain. Many West Virginians are turning to us at West Virginia Marijuana Card to help them treat the debilitating pain they have. If you are one of these people, you’re in the right place!
In today’s article we will be discussing what specific kinds of pain CBD helps treat, how exactly it works and where you can get it in West Virginia.
What Types of Chronic Pain Does CBD Treat?
One of the types of chronic pain that CBD can help treat is neuropathic pain. Neuropathic pain is caused when the glutamatergic system is impacted by a medical condition. This system encompasses major neuronal pathways and includes glutamate which is a neurotransmitter that is in charge of firing neurons throughout the body. When this system is firing abnormally, it can cause neuropathic pain.
Inflammation is another type of pain that CBD can aid. Inflammation can also be caused by a medical condition. Many of our patients with autoimmune diseases such as Crohn’s disease or multiple sclerosis struggle with inflammation daily. But even those that don’t have autoimmune diseases can also deal with inflammation as it can be triggered by something as common as a headache or cramps.
So how does inflammatory pain start? Let’s get into some of the science behind this.
Cells in the body can become damaged as a result of either an injury or a medical condition. The body tries to protect itself by sending inflammatory agents to these damaged cells in order to kill them. This isn’t always a bad thing. When there are cancerous cells in the body, we want our body to be protective and kill off these damaged cells. But sometimes this process continues which is what causes inflammatory pain.
How Does CBD Help Pain?
CBD can help with both of these types of pain!
CBD can aid neuropathic pain because it is a neuro-protective substance. This means that it actually prevents the release of glutamate and other inflammatory agents. This is how CBD dulls this type of chronic pain!
With traditional medications, inflammation can be hard to treat since it is hard to pinpoint the exact location it is coming from. CBD is great for inflammation because it works throughout the entire body so it doesn’t have to pinpoint the pain to work!
An amazing thing about CBD in comparison to traditional medications is that you don’t have to worry about negative side effects. You can run the risk of ulcers or a heart attack with traditional prescription medications. With CBD, you don’t have to worry about this at all. In fact, there are even studies that show medical marijuana to be up to 20x more anti-inflammatory than traditional medicines like ibuprofen!
Even though CBD is a wonderful treatment for chronic pain, there are a few things to know before starting CBD treatment. First, CBD can interact with prescription medications. Second, CBD is not a cure-all for the medical condition you are dealing with. Both of these issues can be addressed by consulting with your doctor to see if CBD is right for your health and wellness plan!
Thinking About Using CBD for Chronic Pain?
If you think you're ready to add CBD to your treatment plan, we are here for you every step of the way!
If you have a qualifying condition, you can get your medical marijuana card with us in three simple steps:
Schedule an appointment online or by calling us at (877) 303-8424.
Connect with our doctor using your phone, computer or tablet.
Receive your West Virginia Marijuana Card and access dispensaries to purchase medical marijuana products!
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If you have any questions, call us at 877-303-8424, or simply book a medical marijuana evaluation to start getting relief you can trust today!
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