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What Kind of Pain Can CBD Help Treat?
For our patients at Louisiana Marijuana Card, pain is no joke. In fact, it can be debilitating and make you feel isolated.
There are a lot of people in Louisiana who experience pain. When we say pain, we use it as an umbrella term that can encompass a lot. Many in the state turn to Louisiana Marijuana Card to get their medical marijuana cards in order to treat the pain that they are experiencing.
We are here to help! In today’s article we will be getting into what kinds of pain CBD can help treat, how it helps treat pain and how you can get medical marijuana for your pain.
What Kind of Pain Can CBD Help Treat?
One of the types of pain that CBD helps treat is neuropathic pain. This type of pain is caused by medical conditions that impact the glutamatergic system which is a major neuronal pathway. So what does this mean? Glutamate is a neurotransmitter that is in charge of firing neurons. This is great when glutamate is firing normally but when it is not, it can cause neuropathic pain.
Many patients deal with inflammation which is also related to neuropathic pain but it encompasses much more than just neurotransmitters. Inflammatory pain can be due to autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis and Crohn’s disease but it also can be caused by something as common as headaches or menstrual cramps.
Problems can arise in the human body when cells become damaged which can happen from a chronic medical condition or an injury. When this happens, the body sends inflammatory agents to these cells in order to kill the damaged cell. This is because the body does not want damaged cells and wants to get rid of them.
This process is helpful when the body is fighting something like cancerous cells but when it becomes continuous the result is chronic inflammatory pain.
How Does CBD Treat Pain?
So how can CBD help?
CBD is, what we call in the biology field, a neuro-protective. This means that CBD actually prevents the release of glutamate and other inflammatory agents. In simple terms, CBD can dull the negative feelings that comes with chronic pain!
With traditional medicine, inflammation is hard to calm since it is more difficult to directly detect where it is coming from. CBD works wonders with inflammation because it works as an anti-inflammatory throughout the entire body!
What makes CBD even more amazing is that since it is derived from a plant, you won’t run the risk of developing ulcers or inciting a heart attack like you would with traditional prescription medications. There are even studies that have shown medical marijuana has up to twenty times more anti-inflammatory agents than traditional medication like ibuprofen!
Even though CBD is a great product to use for pain relief there are some things to consider when using it. First, keep in mind that CBD can interact with other medications that you may be taking. So always consult a doctor before using CBD while you are taking any other medications. Also remember that while CBD helps immensely, it is not a cure-all for your chronic pain. Just have an open and honest conversation with your doctor to see if CBD is right for you!
Ready to Treat Your Pain with CBD?
Are you thinking about trying CBD as a treatment for your chronic pain? We got your back!
At Louisiana Marijuana Card you can get your medical marijuana card in three simple steps:
Book your appointment today by scheduling online or calling us at (833) 253-2943.
Meet with one of our certified medical marijuana doctors and discuss your condition.
With the doctor's approval, you'll receive your medical marijuana card and have access to Louisiana dispensaries!
It really is that easy. Don’t wait another day for the relief that you deserve!
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At Louisiana Marijuana Card, our mission is helping 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.
Call us at (833) 253-2943, or simply book a medical marijuana evaluation to start getting relief you can trust today!
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