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How Does Cannabis Relieve Pain?
If you’re not new to Chronic Haze’s online dispensary, you know that we’ll often note whether a particular product is good for pain relief in the product description. The International Association for the Study of Pain defines pain as: “an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage or described in terms of such damage.”
We know that pain occurs when certain brain cells are activated, and pain sensation is felt. The opposite is also true sometimes where pain can be experienced with the lack of physical injury, but we’ll get into that a bit later.
We know that all humans have a cell-signalling system known as the endocannabinoid system and we break down that system. But as a refresher “the endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a complex, cell-signalling system identified in the early 1990s by researchers exploring THC.” The ECS is a complex communications system found in the brain and body that is capable of interacting with the cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant.
The ECS is comprised of three main components: endocannabinoids – small molecules that activate cannabinoid receptors, receptors – found throughout the body and functionally bind to endocannabinoids signalling to the ECS that an action needs to take place i.e. relieve pain and enzymes – responsible for breaking down the endocannabinoids once they’ve carried out their function. When interacting with cannabinoids, all three components of the ECS work together, ultimately helping to regulate and bring balance to human functions such as sleep, appetite and pain sensation.
THC has analgesic effects which means it ultimately relieves pain by blocking pain signals in our nervous system by binding to the CB1 and CB2 receptors in the endocannabinoid system and therefore setting off a sequence of events that result in no pain signal release.
Different Types of Pain
Now that you know how cannabis relieves pain, it’s important to get a sense of the different types of pain to better pinpoint your specific cannabis treatment. There are three main types of pain: nociceptive pain, neuropathic pain and central pain.
Nociceptive pain or inflammatory pain results from tissue damage. This type of pain is the throbbing, aching and sharp pain that often follows physical injury. When the body is harmed or injured, damaged tissues call on inflammatory and immune cells to heal and these cells release chemicals and proteins that ignite receptors on nerves causing pain sensation.
Neuropathic pain is any pain as a result of damage to the nervous system such as pinched nerves or damaged nerves caused by disease like multiple sclerosis or Parkinson’s disease.
Central pain is any type of pain that arises from an abnormality in the nervous system. Central pain can be a result of injury or can have no known cause at all. Fibromyalgia is an example of central pain in the way pain signals make their way to the brain.
The Best Strains, Tinctures and Balms for Pain Relief
Now that you know how cannabis can help remedy pain and now that you’re familiar with the different types of pain you can better tailor your cannabis experience for optimal relief.
Pineapple Express – This strain manages to offer a mild and nice body-numbing buzz, making it a perfect choice for any users looking for a pain-free high.
Pink Kush – This strain delivers a potent body buzz that’s very effective for treating all types of pain. There’s no argument for Pink Kush, it simply is one of the top heavy-hitters out there for handling chronic pain.
CBD2HEAL Salve Cream – Peppermint 1000mg – A soothing cbd-infused salve, CBD2Heal Salve is the perfect topical remedy for chronic pain, muscle pain, joint pain, bruises, any many more.
CBDMagic Full-Spectrum – CBD 1000mg – The perfect product to reduce chronic pain, inflammation, anxiety, and many more symptoms. Consumers can reap health benefits from using this product. The best part? It doesn’t get you “high”.
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If after reading this you’re open to cannabis as a natural alternative to your usual pain medication and are keen on trying any of the strains, tinctures or balms above.
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