CBD Oil and chronic pain

Chronic pain is a very nasty kind of pain, can last for months or years and often has a big impact on our life. The severity of the pain can force you to be less active, which can lead to anxiety and depression. First step is to find out what the source of the pain is. Unfortunately it’s not always clear what the cause is. How can you learn to live with chronic pain? Are there medicines that can help, or do you need to adjust your life style? And can CBD Oil maybe play a role here? Read this blog and learn about chronic pain and how CBD Oil can help you!

What is chronic pain?

Pain is called chronic when it lasts longer than three months. The pain can occur anywhere in your body, can have a constant character, or it can keep returning. Chronic pain is a common condition. It’s estimated that about 1 in 5 Dutch people suffer from chronic pain.

There are two types of pain. The first one is acute pain: the direct pain you feel when you get injured, for example when you cut your own finger or when you fall and break your arm. These direct pain signals tell you that something in your body is damaged. The pain subsides the moment the injury or wound has healed. But sometimes the pain continues to exist after the injury has healed. That’s what we call chronic pain. Chronic pain can also be caused by another condition.

Pain that lasts for a long time can have an impact on your nervous system. You’re getting more and more sensitive to stimuli, like light, noise and pain triggers. Chronic pain can have a big impact on your life. Working gets increasingly difficult, you may withdraw yourself from your social life because of the pain, which can result in a vicious circle. This can lead to more anxiety, depression and sleeping problems, which makes the pain even worse. It can be very tricky to break this downward spiral. Let’s take a look at CBD Oil and its possibilities to help you with chronic pain!

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What are the most common locations and symptoms of chronic pain?

Chronic pain can occur anywhere in the body and can manifest itself in many different ways, for example:

People who suffer from chronic pain generally describe their pain as nagging, burning, stinging, pressing, tingling, or throbbing. Unfortunately chronic pain can lead to more symptoms and complaints. Think about anxiety, depression, fatigue, insomnia and mood changes.

What is the cause of chronic pain?

Sometimes chronic pain has a very clear cause. This may be a condition like arthritis, which can cause a constant pain. An injury or disease can make your body more sensitive to pain, even after the injury or wound has healed. A twisted ankle, a broken wrist bone or an infection can all lead to chronic pain.

Some people who suffer from chronic pain will never find a physical cause. Doctors call this ‘psychosomatic pain’. This kind of pain has a psychological cause, like stress, anxiety or depression. Scientists think it’s being caused by a very low level of endorphins in the blood. Your body produces endorphins and they have pain killing effects, but they also provide feelings of happiness.

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How can you treat chronic pain?

If you’re suffering from chronic pain, you are probably looking for a way to relieve it. Firstly, a doctor will start looking for the source and cause of the pain. But unfortunately this isn’t always that easy. When it’s not clear what causes the pain, you need to look for other options to make the pain bearable. Mostly a combination of medication, changes in lifestyle and therapy will be used. If the pain is accompanied by depression or anxiety, it’s especially important to look for help: depression and anxiety often worsen the pain.

Side effects

All types of medication can have side effects, some more than others:

  • Liver damage
  • Addiction or risk of an overdose
  • Mood changes and confusion
  • Respiratory problems
  • Damage to the spine

It’s very important to talk about this with your doctor!

CBD Oil only has a few side effects and is safe to use. The side effects we know about are typically very mild and will disappear within a couple of days.

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How can CBD Oil help with chronic pain?

Chronic pain is one of the nastiest types of pain: it bothers you day and night. The good news according to scientists, is that CBD Oil seems to be helping very well against chronic pain as a natural painkiller. A recent study has shown that certain substances in the CBD Oil, can relieve chronic pain. This could be a relief for many people, especially when regular painkillers don’t work or you experience many side effects. More and more scientists see the possibilities of CBD Oil for chronic pain like:

What can you do yourself to relieve chronic pain and how can CBD oil help with that?

Besides medication, lifestyle changes and therapy, it’s important to take good care of yourself, so you live healthier and it gets easier to cope with the chronic pain. How can you do that? These following issues can help you to handle the pain better and CBD Oil can support you with every one of them!

  • Smoke less (even better: quit!)
  • Eat healthy and exercise regularly
  • Make sure you get enough sleep
  • Try to avoid or reduce stress
  • Don’t drink too much alcohol, which can worsen sleeping problems and pain
  • Try to stay positive
  • Don’t do too much. You can make a schedule for your daily tasks, but also make sure you make time for moments of rest and time for yourself!
  • Search for patient groups or support groups for chronic pain. Talking about your pain, with people you understand what you’re going through, can be very therapeutic. You meet new people and the talking helps, so you can continue with renewed energy!

Which CBD Oil Product can help to relieve your chronic pain?

All our products are made with high quality CBD from the best hemp plants. Our CBD Supplements meet the highest quality standards and are continuously being tested in independent laboratories. But which product suits you best?

Full Spectrum CBD Oil

Our Full Spectrum CBD Oil contains all the active substances from our carefully selected hemp plants. Because of this, the entourage effect can come into play: the different ingredients can influence and enhance each other’s effects. Place some drops of CBD Oil under your tongue, so your body can absorb the CBD quickly and it can do its great work. You can also put the oil directly on your skin, so it can bring a quick relief!

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CBD Skincare

Our CBD Skincare Products can also help with pain. You can apply our CBD Argan Salve on the painful area. Inflamed joints, stiff muscles or a painful scar? Your skin absorbs the CBD Oil and can help to reduce inflammation and pain! And, last but not least, the argan oil in the salve or cream gives your skin a healthy glow.

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