Imagine a future where the pill bottles in your medicine cabinet are replaced with cannabinoids. It’s hard to do, with an average of 66% of adult Americans using prescription drugs on a daily basis. Yet, more studies keep uncovering the many ways cannabis can replace the pharmaceuticals we use to manage our health today. Cannabis is already playing a big role as a natural alternative to pain medications. In 2019, pain relief was recorded as the number one reason why patients seek medical marijuana.

By offering a remedy to persistent pain and avoiding addictive opioids, cannabis is competing with Big Pharma. To get the best product for you, it’s important to understand what works best for the different kinds of pain.

Nociceptive Pain

Typically results from tissue damage; this kind of inflammatory pain is described as sharp, aching, or throbbing. For on-site injuries, THC and CBD can be used topically to reduce pain. Balms, lotions, and patches are all available options. A routine oral dose of THC: CBD is recommended for long-term pain treatment.

Neuropathic Pain

Caused by damage to the body’s nervous system or underlying illness. This common pain is hard to treat since it’s not caused by inflammation. Those suffering from Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, HIV, Diabetes, and Shingles may experience neuropathic pain. In addition to a daily dose of THC and CBD, THCa can be very useful to treat nerve pain. Heating THCa will convert it to THC, which gives a powerful high but doesn’t necessarily help with the pain. Instead, opt for tinctures, capsules, edibles, or topicals.

Central Pain

Generalized term for pain that comes from dysfunction to the nervous system. It can result from injury but often occurs without any known cause, making it extremely hard to treat. Fibromyalgia is a central pain that is caused by dysfunction in pain signals and how the brain processes them. To best manage chronic pain, a routine balanced dose of THC:CBD is recommended in order to retain pain-relieving efficacy. Tinctures, edibles, and oil capsules can be found in convenient ratios to easily introduce into your routine.

 

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