Cannabidiol, commonly known as CBD, is a relatively new and understudied treatment for pain, including back pain. Studies suggest that it may help reduce inflammation, which is often a factor in chronic back pain. An independent study published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine supports these results, concluding that there is substantial evidence that cannabis is an effective treatment for chronic pain in adults. CBD is often more affordable than other options for treating pain, such as prescription pain relievers and surgery, and no prior appointment is required before buying it.
However, there are currently no high-quality research studies that support the use of CBD only for the treatment of pain. When using CBD for wounds or blisters, it may be best to apply it directly to the affected area instead of ingesting it. The CBD in most products is extracted from hemp, a cannabis strain that has only traces (up to 0.3%) of THC, the active compound that causes people to get high. The FDA is very clear that it is illegal to market CBD by adding it to a food or labeling it as a dietary supplement.
CBD itself does not produce the typical behavioral cannabimimetic effects and was not thought to be responsible for the psychotropic effects of cannabis. A TRPV1 antagonist, SB-366791, significantly inhibited the analgesic effect of CBD with respect to the hind leg withdrawal threshold, but had no significant effect on the weight. A study found that, with a single inhalation, a CBD-THC solution worked better than a placebo and either substance alone. This suggests that combining CBD with THC may be more effective than using either one alone. CBD may even improve your current pain management treatments for sciatica and other hard-to-treat conditions.
Adults who use CBD products do so because of their potential analgesic effects, according to a recent Forbes Health survey of 2000 U. S. adults. Dr.
Nichols, medical director of Revive Atlanta MD, believes that CBD can be used to reduce inflammation and improve hormonal imbalance, help women get pregnant, resist weight loss, manage chronic stress, improve gut health, and more.