High-level pain is our modern-world paradox. Despite advanced Pharmaceutics pain is increasing and CBD pain treatment is greatly underappreciated.
Based pain research 20% of adults struggle with pain on a daily basis worldwide, and 10% struggle with chronic pain.
Factual Statistics speak for themselves: Pain does generally not occur selectively based on age or gender. Yet, if you get older you are probably going to have more pain. One-fifth of adults over 65 experience pain that persists more than 24 hours during a one-month period.
Furthermore, three-fifths of adults over 65 report pain that lasts more than one year. In addition, more than one-quarter of adults experience low-back pain. Opposite to this fact, adults between the ages of 18 and 44 are almost three times as likely as adults over 65 to have migraines or severe headaches.
It seems like women, are more likely to suffer from the joint pain, while 15 % of adults experience migraines or severe headaches that last as much as three months.
CBD impact on pain
Pain has no borders, so CBD pain treatment as the solution to the problem should not be limited and restricted. Hence you probably will experience acute or chronic pain during your life. It doesn’t matter whether you are living in a developed country with a high level of health-care or in an underdeveloped country.
It’s especially relevant that more and more scientific studies about CBD’s impact on pain are done. But most of all, we see an increase in anecdotal evidence as people massively get off opioid meds and discover the potential of CBD.
CBD rather helps patients with opioid dependency to reduce the withdrawal symptoms. While CBD restores their mood, it is easier to deal with withdrawal depression and anxiety.
Scientific Research Laboratories in Israel first scientifically tackled the pain phenomenon, followed by Spain and USA.
First of all, clinical trials helped with CBD pain treatment promotion as an important “painkiller”. CBD is especially relevant due to its non-psychoactive properties and its safety compared to THC’s ‘high’-effect, which for some people is unpleasant. Finally, the clinical trials showed that CBD pain treatment has a positive impact on different pain types.
Depending on the dosing you will have either no or less Migraine, less Muscle Pain, less Nausea, less Vomiting, less Insomnia caused by PTSD, fewer Pain sensations caused by Epilepsy, less Nerve Pain, less Pain caused by Ebola virus, Cancer, Arthritis, and Fibromyalgia, etc.
THE HUFFINGTON POST reports about yet one of many clinical trials, a trial, led by Dr. Wai Liu, an oncologist from St. George’s University of London. Dr. Liu writes: „ In conclusion, cannabinoids have a complex action: they hit a number of important processes that cancers need to survive”.
Therefore, cannabidiol has really good potential over other drugs that only have one function.“ It is important to emphasize, that the use of CBD pain treatment has a rather high degree of safety, due to its limited and minor CBD oil side effects, while it is applicable to many other ailments and symptoms.
CBD for Fibromyalgia works better than the FDA approved ‘big pharma’ drugs
Researchers of the Institut de Recerca Hospital del Mar in Barcelona, Spain, performed another clinical trial in 2011. As a result, they reported medical marijuana use was associated with beneficial relief of various fibromyalgia symptoms, and also with relief of muscle pain.
The trial was done with 56 female patients. 28 were cannabis users and 28 were non-users. Demographics and clinical variables were similar in both groups. Due to two hours of cannabis use, VAS scores showed a statistically significant positive impact on body balance and reduction of pain.
„Medical cannabis is a rather effective therapy for chronic pain patients because it affects people’s perception of pain. It also has the ability to mitigate the inflammatory process. Furthermore it has been shown to affect nerve channels in a way similar to lidocaine.” – Dr. Mark Rabe
Anecdotal evidence is probably even stronger than clinical evidence since you can find as much as you want on evidence and success stories. CBD consumption has become a rather serious choice for curing pain. 10 % to 15 % of patients reported relief and progress in fighting the particular experienced pain, after having a “CBD PAIN THERAPY”.
You can read all about the ideal CBD oils for pain relief in our review focussed on CBD pain treatment.
Opposite of big pharma meds, cannabinoids keep our body in balance, which prevents pain. Due to its boost of the endocannabinoid (key) system, homeostasis is achieved rather easily which is key in mitigating pain. Therefore cannabidiol is a real health boost to your body and it seems like people are catching up to this.
The endocannabinoids we have in our bodies are responsible for keeping our most critical biological functions in balance such as pain, immune system, sleep, and appetite. Therefore, when our body moves into a state of stress, most of all endocannabinoids go to work to fix the problem.
The disbalance caused by the introduced stress factor can’t be balanced in each situation by our bodies endocannabinoids. Consequently, we need to supplement them with plant cannabinoids so the balance.
This works for pets just the same as for humans as most animals on our planet have almost the same endocannabinoid system. CBD oil for dogs, therefore, provides the same pain relief and other health benefits for your four-legged friends.
CBD Oil Dosage for Pain
There is another way of cannabis and CBD treatment consumption, besides smoking the leaf. Dr. Tod H. Mukirya explains first of all how CBD product-innovations, such as CBD tincture and wax, gives the patients an option to avoid smoking but rather vaping it. However, most of all people use CBD oil taken sublingually for CBD pain treatment.
It is rather important to know that you should start with small CBD doses. For beginning CBD users, an average dose should be a 25 mg, while depending on your condition you can increase intake gradually after four days monitoring periods.
Vape away the pain
If you are vaping for the very first time, you should probably start with 1-10 seconds of inhaling and wait for another 3 minutes until the ‘impact’ happens. While the dosage is usually explained on the product itself, it is important to get informed about the general standards of CBD use.
But if the dosage information on your CBD packaging is rather confusing, use our CBD dosage calculator to easily calculate the number of drops you need to take.
- Chronic CBD pain therapy: 20 mg CBD under your tongue for an average of 25 days.
- Pain therapy for MS: 2.5 mg cannabis oil and also in parallel 120 mg CBD oil for 10-15 weeks.
- Spinal injury: 25 – 60 mg per day sublingually or you can also vape three times a day
CannLabs, the nation’s top full-service testing lab for cannabis products, tells us that there is no established lethal CBD dosage. And while people have been using CBD and cannabis for a long time, there have no recordings of overdosing, opposite the big pharma opioid painkillers.
We recommend a sublingual intake because many of our readers have reported it delivers best results. It is best to divide your daily dosage into two or rather three takings per day. Don’t take it all at once, because this is less effective, although it cannot cause you harm.
Start with the number of drops that is equivalent to 20 mg. Keep the drops under the tongue for at least one minute and then swallow. Drink a glass of water afterward.
Yet, if you don’t like the hemp taste, you can take CBD pills. Pay attention to the potency of one capsule. The amount of CBD per capsule can range from 5 to 30 milligrams. You just have to add up the milligrams per capsule and make sure you get your daily dosage in two or rather three takings.
With cancer treatment, CBD also plays an important role in pain treatment. And besides that, it has a rather positive influence on the withdrawal symptoms that patients probably have when ramping down conventional painkillers. Read about CBD and cannabis oil dosage for cancer treatment.
Success Stories from Patients with Pain
We have carefully collected CBD testimonials for this particular condition to serve as proof and inspiration to others. Do not hesitate to record your own experience and share it with us so we can add it to this list and help thousands of patients more.
Eye-opening documentaries about Pain
Overview of Scientific Studies and Reports
If you are interested in the medical proof and not scared of reading through some professional medical jargon, check out the studies below.
Scientific Research Studies on CBD and Pain
- 2004/09 – The vanilloid TRPV1 receptor mediates CBD effects in rats
- 2004/12 –Efficacy of two cannabis based medicinal extracts for relief of central neuropathic pain
- 2006/04 –Sativex: Clinical efficacy and tolerability in the treatment of symptoms of multiple sclerosis and neuropathic pain
- 2006/07 – Role of the cannabinoid system in pain control and therapeutic implications for the management of acute and chronic pain episodes
- 2007/01 – Meta-analysis of cannabis-based treatments for neuropathic and multiple sclerosis-related pain
- 2007/02 – Non-psychoactive cannabis constituent, cannabidiol, is effective in rat chronic inflammatory and neuropathic pain
- 2007/08 –Cannabis, pain, and sleep: Sativex Clinical Trials
- 2007/09 – THC/CBD for neuropathic pain associated with multiple sclerosis
- 2007 /12 – Sativex successfully treats neuropathic pain characterized by allodynia: clinical trial
- 2008/02 – Cannabinoids in difficult to treat pain management
- 2008/07 – Importance of endocannabinoids and cannabinoids for pain therapy
- 2008/08 – Antihyperalgesic effect of a Cannabis sativa extract in a rat model of neuropathic pain
- 2010/02 – Study of the efficacy, safety, and tolerability of THC and CBD in patients with cancer-related pain
- 2010/04 – Marijuana Relieves Chronic Pain
- 2011/02 – Non-psychoactive cannabinoids modulate the descending pathway of antinociception in anesthetized rats
- 2011/09 – Cannabis extract helps prevent chemo pain
- 2011/10 – Marijuana component could ease pain from chemotherapy drugs, study suggests
- 2012/06 – Cannabinoids suppress inflammatory and neuropathic pain by targeting α3 glycine receptors
- 2013/04 – Pot users less likely to take painkillers
- 2013/04 – Group study of THC/CBD in combination with the existing treatment, in the relief of neuropathic pain in MS patients
- 2013/08 – How Hemp Oil is changing Chronic Pain Management
- 2013/08 – Study to investigate the long-term safety and tolerability of THC/CBD in patients with terminal cancer-related pain
- 2014/02 – Cannabidiol inhibits neuropathic pain without diminishing nervous system function or chemotherapy efficacy
- 2014/10 – Cannabinoids for neuropathic pain
- 2014/10 – Neuropathic orofacial pain: Cannabinoids as a therapeutic avenue
- 2017/06 – CBD & THC interactions on acute pain and locomotor activity
- 2017/06 – CBD is a Potential Therapeutic for Pain in Rats