CBD patches and pain
Research on CBD’s effects on pain is in its early stages and is not yet a proven science in humans, with many studies still using animals, initial findings do suggest that CBD may be an effective pain reliever for people with various conditions, including arthritis and multiple sclerosis (MS).
CBD has been used worldwide for a long time and has a history of use for pain reduction, both anecdotally and through traditional medicinal systems.
New laws and CBD being legalised has allowed for much more formal research to take place in recent years. These studies have helped bring to light the potential of cannabis use for pain relief.
Cannabinoids such as CBD work against pain in two different ways.
Firstly, Cannabinoids act on the endocannabinoid system within the body to block the receptors for various types of pain, even those that are difficult to treat, such as nerve pain.
Secondly, Cannabinoids have an anti-inflammatory effect in the body, which may help reduce pain from sources of inflammation.
These effects, in combination with the transdermal delivery system make CBD Patches popular for inflammation, nerve pain, and localized pain.
Some research notes the benefits of patches over other methods in this regard, including:
- sustained, long-term delivery of CBD
- minimal adverse effects
- localized anti-inflammatory activity
- localized pain relief
The benefits mentioned mean that CBD patches may have an effect for situations in which a person has localized inflammatory or nerve pain, such as arthritis pain in the knee, inflammation and nerve pain in the back, or pain from a condition in the skin.