Can CBD Help Mask Pain?

CBD is emerging as a promising pharmaceutical agent for treating pain, inflammation, seizures and anxiety without the psychoactive effects of THC. Our understanding of the role of CBD in managing pain is still evolving, but research has demonstrated that it works by interacting with and modulating the endocannabinoid, inflammatory and nociceptive (pain detection) systems. This system is involved in regulating many body functions, such as metabolism and appetite, mood and anxiety, and the perception of pain. It is believed that CBD may help reduce anxiety, which could affect a person's perception of pain and make them feel more comfortable.

Additionally, CBD has very little interest in activating CB1 receptors, meaning it can silence pain without the euphoric feeling produced by THC.

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has been found to reduce levels of muscle spasm in the short-term, but more research is needed to determine its safety and effectiveness. In states where CBD is legal, laws may vary as to the amount of THC allowed in CBD products to be legally sold. If you're interested in trying CBD or THC to control pain, talk to your doctor and experiment to see if it helps.

With successful clinical trials, the future could even ease pain with CBD with drugs containing THC, or perhaps combining it with opioids.

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