How Does Medicinal Cannabis and CBD Help With Pain?
One of the primary physiological systems controlling pain is the endocannabinoid system, which has a regulatory effect throughout the pain processing pathways in the body.
Cannabinoids, such as CBD and THC, interact with our endo or natural cannabinoid receptors in the body and brain. They have a range of benefits, including the easing of pain, the lowering of tension and anxiety, and the improvement of memory and learning.
They also have an impact on immunological performance, inflammation, and appetite. Due to the synergistic effects of THC and CBD, THC alone does not have the same potent anti-pain effects as THC and CBD combined.
According to studies, CBD may lessen chronic pain by influencing the activity of endocannabinoid receptors, lowering inflammation, and interacting with neurotransmitters. According to several studies, using CBD alone may help treat some forms of pain symptoms, such as back and nerve pain.
In our clinical experience, the addition of small doses of THC to a patient’s treatment plan may also help with pain management.