CBD for Joint / Muscle Pain
Pain in your joints and muscles can come about for many different reasons. Old injuries and diseases can make people experience chronic pain, which is a severe pain that lasts for hours to weeks to months to years. Many people are treated with painkillers, anticonvulsives, and anti-depressants for their pain, but often times this treatment isn’t good enough. This is why many are turning to Cannabidiol (CBD) to treat their joint and muscle pain.
Common Causes of Joint and Muscle Pain
- Lyme Disease
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Lack of nutrients like Vitamin D or Iron
You’ll notice that many of the diseases on this list are autoimmune diseases. This is because, with autoimmune disease, your body is finding fake threats and constantly attacking your body, thinking that it’s actually helping. This causes inflammation, and if unchecked can turn into irreversible damage.
What Is CBD
Cannabidiol is a chemical that is found in the cannabis plant but lacks the psychoactive properties the famous THC is so well known for. It is becoming a big interest in laboratories all over the world, showing great promise to solve ancient problems our societies have endured like chronic pain or mental disorders.
CBD interacts with the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) in your brain that’s job is to regulate your body. The ECS tells your body what temperature to be, when to replace skin cells, and even what mood to be in. It interacts using receptors labeled CB1 and CB2, interacting with your system indirectly which is what takes away the “high” part of Cannabis.
The Endocannabinoid System and Pain
The increasing interest in CBD for pain treatment stems from its interaction with the ECS. This is important for pain management because the ECS is heavily involved in your ability to feel pain.
A lot of times, it is difficult to treat joint or muscle pain because it is a pain that comes from your nervous system. It’s hard to rub a cream on that. Studies have found that all throughout the nervous system there are CB1 receptors, many of which are right underneath the skin. Having the ability to use a chemical that interacts with receptors under your skin that communicate with your brain gives you the chance to fight pain at the root of the problem.
CBD actually regulates your endocannabinoid system, which in turn helps regulate your whole body. If you are experiencing pain from a disease that is caused by a chemical imbalance, or you are experiencing a chemical imbalance from a disease, CBD can help your body figure out what is wrong and try to fix it.
Using Topical CBD Treatments for Joint and Muscle Pain
CBD actually loses a lot of its potency when taken orally. To get the best bang for your buck with pain, topical creams and gels are where to go. A gel was given to rats that were given symptoms of arthritis to study the effectiveness of topical CBD treatments. The results showed that CBD can reduce inflammation with no side effects.
All over your skin, you have CB1 receptors just waiting for their CBD treatment. By using topical hemp products, you give it the fast pass to your blood and nervous system. It works quickly, and effectively. In the study previously mentioned, the rats were given the cream for only four days, and their pain levels were completely eliminated along with their inflammation decreasing.
Considering a lot of joint and muscle pain comes from autoimmune diseases that cause inflammation, using CBD oil can greatly reduce pain by reducing the inflammation. CBD also does more than just calm your body down from attacking itself, it also blocks the receptors that are telling your brain to feel pain. Many people can feel pain that isn’t there, and CBD can help you control that.
Of the 38 million Americans suffering, only 6% have tried to treat chronic pain with CBD with cannabis. And yet, they are running out of room in the coroner's office from the opioid epidemic that has hit this nation. Current conventional painkillers are addictive and over time become ineffective making your doses higher and higher as your pain continues. Making it almost impossible to quit taking them because at high doses, going off your medication without professional help can be deadly. And unfortunately, some professionals may keep patients on a medication when they don’t even need it. Painkillers also have side effects that can damage your body permanently, or give you new symptoms to have to worry about. CBD oil or topical cream is a great safe and natural alternative with no deadly side effects and you can stop instantly without magnifying your pain.
Stress and Joint and Muscle Pain
CBD can help with pain caused by stress. Even using topical cream! CBD has the ability to calm your nerves through the ECS, as well as having anti-depressant properties. If your pain is completely from your stressful life, CBD peanut butter on a sandwich in the Bahama’s is just what the doctor ordered. It is important to note that with mental illness, medication alone will not cure you. Therapy, lifestyle changes, and a healthy support system also need to be implemented into your life.
If you are ready to make the change to help your body function regularly, be able to sleep without waking up in pain, be able to turn the keys in the ignition without wincing or even tying your shoes without holding back tears, CBD topical ointments may be your next step. Check out our shop today to find the soothing cream or gel that can take your pain away.