Did you know CBD oil can help with nerve pain? CBD for neuropathy is a natural treatment that has been shown to offer relief from the painful symptoms associated with nerve damage. CBD oil contains cannabinoids such as CBD and THC, which have been scientifically proven to be therapeutic in treating various conditions such as chronic pain and inflammation. This blog post will discuss how CBD for Neuropathy works and the best ways to use it.
Neuropathy is an issue with the nerves which cause pain and numbness. Each nerve in your peripheral system has a specific function. Neuropathy may affect different areas of the body, but it usually affects the hands and the feet.
CBD for neuropathy can help ease the pain associated with nerve damage. Tinctures with CBD as an active ingredient that help to reduce inflammation and relax muscles. CBD also works by blocking neuron transmissions sent through the body’s nervous system to cause pain sensations. CBD effectively reduces chronic aches and pains without the adverse side effects associated with other medications. Another benefit of using CBD for neuropathy is that it has no psychoactive effects, so it will not cause any issues if you drive or operate heavy machinery after using CBD oil.
The Major Types of Nerves
There are three types of nerves in the body and are classified according to their function:
-Motor nerves: these provide the command to muscles and glands
-Sensory nerves: these carry information from sensory receptors about things like touch, pain, or heat
-Autonomic nerves: these carry information on things such as heart rate, breathing rate, perspiration, and digestion
Signs and symptoms of peripheral neuropathy might include:
- Numbness can cause feelings of numbness, sharp pain, or tingling. It can spread from hands and feet to arms and legs.
- Sharp, jabbing, tingling, or burning pain
- Extreme pain and sensitivity to touch
- Pain during activities that shouldn’t cause pain. This feeling can include pain when walking or even sensitivity to wearing clothes.
- Lack of motor coordination and falling
- Muscle weakness and dropping items
- Feeling as if you’re wearing gloves or socks.
- Eventual paralysis if motor nerves are affected
If autonomic nerves are affected, symptoms might include:
- Heat intolerance and difficulty in being exposed to sunlight
- Excessive sweating, especially at night
- Digestive problems
- Drops in blood pressure, causing dizziness
Which type of CBD for neuropathy pain is best?
CBD and THC have both been found to help with neuropathy. Combining the two is most beneficial, but if consuming THC is not agreeable to you, a Full Spectrum CBD product would be fine.
Many studies have been conducted on the efficacy of treating neuropathy with both CBD and THC. They have been conducted on using both topicals and also ingesting. Most of the studies showed an overall improvement in the condition when treated with some form of CBD or THC.
Using both a topical and ingesting CBD/THC is probably an excellent route to see if it is right for you. The best CBD dosage is often achieved with trial and error as everyone is different and may react to specific medications differently.
Opt for a higher strength CBD topical. Using a topical that is over 1,000mg per 4oz or equivalent is a good starting point. When ingesting a tincture – start with a dosage of 20mg-50mg daily. Maintain this dosage for five days before adjusting the dosage upwards.
Vaping can be a good alternative as it works very quickly and has a high bioavailability. One or two hits off a vape pen can provide hours of relief for sufferers of neuropathy.
CBD is not a cure for many ailments, but rather it is a preventative measure to help alleviate symptoms. Many of our customers find that they need to continue the regimen to stay pain-free.
*** It is crucial that you do not combine CBD with specific medications –as CBD may amplify the effects of certain medicines. It is always advisable to check with your physician***