Treating pain with cannabis

Cannabis is often used to alleviate pain, and pain can be caused by a variety of problems, making it a bit of a challenge to choose the right cannabis product. It is helpful to believe which cannabinoids have proven to treat identifiable types of pain. There is nociceptive pain, neuropathic pain and central pain and each type has a identifiable treatment strategy. It is possible to have an injury yet experience little to no pain. It’s also possible to have no injury and yet suffer pain. The body’s endocannabinoid proposal is made up of receptors that communicate signals to the brain. The brain decides the strength of pain sensation. The active compounds in cannabis, such as THC, bind to those receptors and can influence the messages that are sent to the brain. Nociceptive pain is the result of tissue destruction and described as sharp, throbbing or aching pain caused by physical disfigure. The disfigured tissues reach out to inflammatory and immune cells to make repairs. These cells activate receptors on nerves that travel to the brain and cause the sensation of pain, both THC and CBD can prove helpful. THC works to activate CB2 receptors in the immune proposal to lessen both pain and inflammation, cBD works by blocking inflammatory mediators and activating service strategies. Neuropathic pain is caused by destruction to the body’s worried system. The pain is described as pinching and stabbing. An over-activation of CB1 receptors due to high THC satisfied can be problematic. A balance of THC and CBD is better for long-term care. Central pain can be hard to treat because it often lacks a known cause. CBD- dominant products offer a helpful, long-term treatment and relief from chronic pain.

 

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