Cannabidiol [CBD] is a chemical found within cannabis plants. Cannabis could either be marijuana or hemp. Cannabis has quite a several restrictions, this hinders more research in the field for medicinal purposes. Various research conducted has had promising results. Patients with chronic pain use the CBD to manage the level of pain experienced which can be unbearable tale of two strains. Below, I’ll explain how it helps relieve pain

Chronic pain relief 

The CBD reacts with a major component of the endocannabinoid receptors to create pain-relieving effects. It has been proven to ease the pain that may be symptoms of the major underlying issue 

CBD for cancer  

Reliable research by the National Cancer Institute has indicated that it helps with managing the side effects of cancer treatments such as chemotherapy. These effects can be nausea, body pain, and lack of appetite; CBD manages these efficiently. The likelihood of building a tolerance to this is very minimal, so the same quantity would be enough to consume through the treatment period. 

CBD for Arthritis 

More needs to be done in this area for this to be conclusive in humans. A previous study shows that application of the CBD reduces swellings and general pain. This had no noticeable side effects 

CBD for migraines  

This area is quite under-researched as well. The few reliable research papers show the use of CBD and THC together in managing migraines and relieving pain. It had reduced the pain significantly  

CBD for neuropathic pains 

This refers to any pain triggered by damaged nerve cells. Multiple Sclerosis fits perfectly in this category. Reliable research done in 2018 indicated its findings as more beneficial than the downsides. 

CBD for muscle spasms  

These are pains derived from multiple sclerosis where your whole body is affected through the nerves. These pains are so strong and go on for a long time. The research found that when the patients used CBD in a short time, the level of muscle spasms pain reduces significantly 

Caution when using CBD 

Use the right legal channels to get it 

CBD has no exact dose, so be cautious of overdosing 

Most cannabis and cannabis products have not been legalized nationwide, however, smaller states and countries may already have to check before purchase 

The FDA has only approved epidiolex, a form of CBD to treat epilepsy and seizures 

CBD should not be used during pregnancy or nursing 

Avoid taking CBD with high-fat diets, these may make the side effects much worse 


Numerous research has been done and concluded that CBD is generally good for relieving pain from various illnesses. There is still room for so much more to be done in this, however, this would first require cannabis to be legal and attract more investment in the area. Its lack of severe side effects makes it an even better option worth considering for patients. Before using this talk to your doctor and get some guidance