Nowadays, you can get many different types of cannabis products that can help in providing relief from pain. Among them CBD salve or cream provides maximum relief.
Let us see in this write up how to use cannabis salve for pain relief and for what kind of pain it will be useful.
CBD salve can help in pain relief
Lots of research is going on related to the use of CBD for pain relief. Lots of evidence has been collected for efficacy of cannabis to provide relief from pain, but much less evidence in regards to CBD.
Most pain-relieving proof of CBD comes from various animal studies, preclinical studies and various user reports.
Chronic pain is of two main categories:
- Inflammatory nociceptive
- Inflammatory neuropathic
Nociceptive pain will occur when tissue damage occurs and becomes inflamed like when you may twist your ankle, bee stung or suffer from certain inflammatory conditions like arthritis or irritable bowel syndrome.
While neuropathic pain is due to damage to nerves like pain from sciatica, hitting funny bone or multiple sclerosis.
Generally, it is much simpler to tell the type of pain if you experience sharp, shooting or sometimes burning type of sensation then it is called neuropathic pain.
Studies suggest that mostly CBD will be beneficial for any inflammatory pain, though research has shown that it can provide relief for fibromyalgia and neuropathic pain.
How CBD salves will help in reducing pain?
CBD salves may help in relieving pain in number of ways but one major theory is how this cannabinoid will interact with endocannabinoid system.
This consists of cannabinoid receptors, enzymes and endocannabinoids that work for breaking down and also synthesize cannabinoids.
Endocannabinoids are produced by our body, while Phyto-cannabinoids are produced by various plants. Any Phyto-cannabinoids such as CBD can exert their effects through interaction with endocannabinoid system.
Various studies have found following things:
- CBD can exhibit immunomodulatory effects which can impact pain or inflammation positively
- One mechanism how CBD will work will be by increasing the quantity of endocannabinoid anandamide through inhibition of enzyme.
- CBD exhibits strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
- CBD can inhibit in mice tumor necrosis factor-alpha with rheumatoid arthritis.
- CBD has glycine receptors that can play a role for perception of pain.
With all these studies the medical researchers have concluded that potentiation of cannabinoid with glycine receptors will lead to reduction of both neuropathic and inflammatory pain in rats and mice.