Chronic pain affects between 30/50% of the UK population, corresponding to just under 28 million adults in the UK. This alarming statistic is based on data from the best available published studies. This figure is likely to increase further in line with an ageing population. In most cases it can be challenging to find the source of the pain and it can be even more difficult to treat it.
Inflammation itself can cause pain and usually individuals look for relief by taking anti-inflammatory drugs or over the counter painkillers. These treatments can bring unwanted side effects, which can range from minor symptoms to longer term damage.
We all know that the Endocannabinoid system regulates body’s management of pain. In 1990s scientists found that hemp-extracted cannabinoids could join to create a response as they interact with the cannabinoid receptors. The endocannabinoid system plays an important role in helping to maintain homeostasis in our bodies as well as interacting with phytocannabinoids. Phytocannabinoids are naturally occurring cannabinoids found in hemp. The endocannabinoid system is made of:
- Receptors in the nervous system and around your body that endocannabinoids and phytocannabinoids are able to bond with.
In the body, there are several cannabinoid receptors. Two of those receptors are: CB1 – mainly found in the brain and CB2, mainly found in the immune system. Together they help to make sure your body is working effectively.
A study in 2017 showed that CBD could help to achieve less acute and intense pain for people with migraines. Also studies showed that CBD inhibits some inflammatory agents which makes it neuroprotective and able to dull the tingling or burning sensations you feel when experiencing neuropathic pain.
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