Cannabidiol (CBD) oil is used by some people with chronic pain. CBD oil may reduce pain, inflammation, and overall discomfort related to a variety of health conditions. CBD oil is a product made from the plant known as cannabis, to make CBD oil you extract the CBD from the plant then mix it with a carrier oil which itself can have other benefits such as MCT oil. CBD is a type of cannabinoid, a chemical found in the plant itself. However, it doesn’t give the ‘high’ feeling, because it isn’t psychoactive. Studies on CBD oil and pain management have shown a great deal of promise. CBD can offer an alternative for people who have chronic pain and rely on more dangerous, habit-forming medications like opioids. However before taking CBD refer to your doctor first to avoid things like withdrawal symptoms if already using prescribed medication.
Researchers believe that CBD interacts with receptors in your brain and immune system. Receptors are tiny proteins attached to your cells that receive chemical signals from different stimuli and help your cells respond. This creates anti-inflammatory and painkilling effects that help with pain management. So it is believed that it does help with chronic pain therefore it can be used for things such as chronic back pain.