Research shows that CBD oil may slow down the inflammation of osteoarthritis, preventing pain and nerve damage. This research provides support for the use of CBD in the therapeutic management of osteoarthritis.
CBD combined with THC has been shown to be effective for relief of pain in patients with advanced cancer pain not fully relieved by opioids.
Numerous clinical trials have demonstrated safety and efficacy of a CBD:THC mixture in central and peripheral neuropathic pain, rheumatoid arthritis, and cancer pain.
Research suggests that cannabis use in patients with fibromyalgia produced statistically significant reduction of pain and stiffness, enhancement of relaxation, and an increase in somnolence and feeling of well being.
In a study at the University of Colorado, 121 people who got regular migraine headaches used cannabis daily to prevent attacks. About 40% of them said the number of migraine headaches they got each month was cut in half. The people used different types of marijuana, but they mostly inhaled it to ease a migraine in progress and found that it did help stop the pain. Edible products didn’t seem to work as well.
CBD inhibits nerve pain (also known as neuropathy or neuropathic pain) without diminishing cognitive and other nervous system function, and without creating drug dependence.
CBD influences the response to surgical incision pain and may be useful in relief of acute post-surgical pain.