How To Use THC And CBD To Manage Chronic Pain

Did you know that roughly 50 million Americans suffer from chronic pain? For many years, sufferers of chronic pain have been without a cure. This is thanks to the difficulty of addressing the variances in each person’s illness. While this has been a reality for decades, we’re seeing an uptick of people tapping into cannabis as a way to manage and alleviate unsolvable pains and aches. In fact, nearly 62% of Americans who use medical marijuana have reported using cannabis as a way to manage their chronic pain – and that number is growing every day as more and more cannabis products and permutations become legal.


What is Chronic Pain, Anyways?


According to Healthline, chronic pain is classified by pain that lasts anywhere from three to six months. For many injuries, most pain will subside shortly after an illness runs its natural course of action. When it comes to chronic pain syndrome, the pain one experiences can last months or even years after your body has supposedly healed.



Chronic pain occurs when your brain and nervous system are unable to properly communicate and changes the way that the neurons behave. The neurons become hypersensitive to pain messages and can cause body pain, even without triggers.


Symptoms of chronic pain include:



  • burning pains
  • muscle aches
  • joint pain
  • Fatigue and malaise
  • Insomnia or sleep problems
  • loss of flexibility and stamina, due to decreased activity
  • mood problems and mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, and irritability