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What Kind of Pain Can CBD Treat?


For many of our patients at Ohio Marijuana Card, chronic pain is nothing to joke about. Chronic pain is a debilitating medical condition that can make you feel isolated from everyone around you, even your closest family and friends.


There are a lot of people in Ohio who are dealing with chronic pain. When we use the term pain we are referring to an umbrella term that can encompass a lot. Many people in the state of Ohio turn to Ohio Marijuana Card to get their medical marijuana card in order to treat the debilitating pain that they are experiencing.


You are in the right place! In today's blog we will be reviewing what types of pain CBD can help treat, exactly how CBD treats pain and where you can get your medical marijuana card today!


What Kind of Pain Can CBD Treat?

CBD can treat many different kinds of pain, one of which is neuropathic pain. This type of pain is caused by medical conditions that impact the glutamatergic system which is a major neuronal pathway. Glutamate is a neurotransmitter that is responsible for firing neurons. When glutamate is firing normally, this is a good thing but when it is not, it can cause neuropathic pain.


Many of our patients also struggle with inflammation. Inflammation is also related to neuropathic pain but includes more than neurotransmitters. Inflammatory pain can be triggered by autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis or Crohn’s disease but it also can be due to something as common as menstrual cramps or a headache.


When the body experiences an injury or medical condition, cells can become damaged. The body responds to this by sending inflammatory agents to kill off the damaged cell. This can be a good thing in some cases such as when the body kills cancerous cells. But when this process continues, it can cause chronic inflammatory pain.


How Can CBD Help Pain?

CBD can definitely help these types of pain!


CBD is known to be a neuro-protective which means that it prevents the release of glutamate and other inflammatory agents. In other words, CBD can help dull chronic pain!


Inflammation is hard to treat with traditional prescription medications because inflammation is hard to pinpoint. This is where CBD can help because it works as an anti-inflammatory throughout the entire body!


Another wonderful thing about using CBD to treat chronic pain is that since it is a plant you are not going to have to worry about negative side effects. With traditional prescription medication, you can run the risk of developing ulcers or triggering a heart attack. There are even studies that have shown medical marijuana has up to twenty times more anti-inflammatory agents than traditional medication like ibuprofen!


While CBD is a great treatment option for those with chronic pain, there are a few things to consider when using it in your health and wellness plan. One, CBD can interact with other medications. So make sure to always consult with your doctor before using CBD. Two, remember that CBD is not a miracle drug. While it does help immensely, it is not a cure-all. Make sure to talk with your doctor about if CBD is right for you!


Interested in CBD?

If you are thinking about adding CBD to your health and wellness plan, you are in the right place!


At Ohio Marijuana Card, you can get your medical marijuana card in three easy steps:

  1. Schedule a telemed or office appointment over the phone or online with one of our friendly marijuana doctors.

  2. Meet with one of our state-certified medical marijuana doctors and discuss your condition.

  3. With the doctor's approval, you'll receive your card via email from the Ohio Board of Pharmacy and be able to access any dispensary in the state!


It really is that easy. Get the relief that you deserve today!


 

Doctors Who Care. Relief You Can Trust.

Here at Ohio Marijuana Card, our goal is to help everyone achieve wellness safely and conveniently through increased access to medical marijuana. Our focus on education, inclusion, and acceptance will reduce stigma for our patients by providing equal access to timely information and compassionate care.

If you have any questions, call us at (866) 457-5559, or simply book a medical marijuana evaluation to start getting relief you can trust today!

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