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What is CBD Hemp Oil & How Does It Treat Pain?

Published May 16, 2017
| Written By SpineNation Editorial Staff  
Tags:  Hemp

Marijuana has been known as the gateway drug for as long as we can remember. Characterized by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) as a Schedule I narcotic, it remains in the same class as heroin. Just say no has a whole new meaning starting with something called Charlotte's Web (you are going to have to read on to fully understand what we mean, but we promise, it's well worth it).

Do you remember seeing Facebook videos of a young girl called Charlotte? She suffers from extreme epilepsy who lost the ability to walk, talk, eat, and basically participate in life as she stayed stuck in her mother's arms — catatonic is how her mom described it. After years of failed treatment, paired with pain management including addictive narcotics, nothing seemed to help Charlotte live a normal barbie girl life — nothing until Cannabidiol (CBD) Hemp Oil.

Take a few moments and watch the video.

Then proceed down to learn more about what this oil actually is and how it can help your back pain among other severe symptoms.

What is CBD Hemp Oil?

CBD hemp oil is made from high-CBD, low-THC hemp, unlike medical marijuana products, which are usually made from plants with high concentrations of psychoactive tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Because hemp contains only trace amounts of THC, these hemp oil products are non-psychoactive — meaning it will not get you high. It's a safer, less controversial alternative, while still offering significant health benefits for your back pain relief.

THC is only present in trace amounts of the cannabis plants, while CBD dominates the plant’s makeup.

According to Medical Marijuana Inc., “CBD interacts with the body through the endogenous cannabinoid system (ECS) or endocannabinoid system. First discovered in the late 1980s, the endocannabinoid system regulates the body’s homeostasis, or general state of balance, impacting such functions as mood, sleep, appetite, hormone regulation and pain and immune response.”

Think of a gymnast trying to balance herself as she cartwheels across the beam — everything around her should cause her to fall off. After all, we aren't meant to be perfectly still beings. Environmental factors contribute in removing our bodies natural state of being.

The gymnast's gracious skill allows her to remain steady. In this case, the endocannabinoid system acts as a remedy for the body’s reaction to any stimuli to remain level and essentially pain-free.

“Found in all mammals, the endocannabinoid system is made up of millions of cannabinoid receptor sites located primarily throughout the brain and central nervous system (CB1 receptors) and immune system (CB2 receptors) that act in neural communication,” Medical Marijuana Inc. further explained.

“It’s clear that the endocannabinoid system is one of the most important regulatory systems in the human body, but most people do very little to support the health of this system because cannabinoids have not been part of the average diet.”

Hemp CBD oil presents a game changing solution in the supplement marketplace.

In the last ten years, there have been over 23,000 studies published in various peer-reviewed medical journals detailing the positive effects of cannabis, cannabis oil and cannabinoids have on the body including back pain relief.

Due to families, legislators and scientists, internationally gaining the knowledge of its medicinal benefits — society as a whole is finally becoming aware of the potential that is cannabidiol, hemp CBD oil.

Think of your fellow Backers who turn to opioids to manage their chronic pain — with the addiction rates soaring, overdoses sky-rocketing and the dreaded cycle of withdrawal — there's got to be a better way. Now, there is. 

Dr. Nora Volkow, the director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) explained, “CBD appears to be a safe drug with no addictive effect, and the preliminary data suggests that that it may have therapeutic value for a number of medical conditions.”

How To Use

Pure CBD Oil: The most potent type is directly extracted from the stalk of the hemp plants with no additives. Normally pure CBD oil can be used by means of a CBD vape pen. For any of our #vapelife peeps, you may already know how to use a vape pen. If you are not a vaper, do not worry. You would insert the oil into the pen's cartridge, hold down the 'go' button and inhale.

CBD Tinctures or Liquids: One of the most popular forms is diluted from the pure hemp oil into a natural oil base then turned into a spray, which comes in favorable scents — top choice for children or really anyone who likes something sweet.Think of your favorite perfume or cologne. You simply spray the oil that comes in an easy spray bottle under the tongue to restore, revitalize, and renew. If you opt for the liquid form, simply do the same as the spray, but instead of spraying it underneath your tongue, you would apply the liquid to the same location.

CBD Capsules: Just like your morning vitamin, you would pop this into your mouth and gradually feel the positive effects.

CBD Topicals: These luxurious balms are rubbed into the skin, muscles, and joints for focused attention to trouble areas (not all oils have to be consumed internally).

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What do you guys think? Does this article have you convinced? With new regulations coming into play on the state level for medicinal marijuana, it's a hot topic.

Updated: February 14, 2020

Information provided within this article is for educational purposes and is not a substitute for medical advice. Those seeking specific medical advice should consult his or her doctor or surgeon. If you need to consult with a specialist, you may be able find a health care provider in our Specialist Finder. SpineNation does not endorse treatments, procedures, products or physicians.

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