5 Painful Conditions that CBD Might Help Treat

5 Painful Conditions that CBD Might Help Treat

By Chris Visser.

Medical marijuana is becoming increasingly popular due to the presence of cannabinoids in this plant. Many people have heard about the effective use of CBD to treat various illnesses but they don’t know the exact painful conditions that CBD can help in their treatment and cure. Nevertheless, more patients are turning to CBD products for pain relief.

Here are five painful conditions that CBD might help treat:

  1. Cancer

Studies have shown that cannabinoids inhibit the growth of cancerous tumors. Researchers have established that when CBD and THC are used together, they switch off a gene that cause metastasis. Metastasis is the spread of cancer to the other body organs. That means cannabinoids and CBD can limit the spread of cancer in the body. Most importantly, CBD does not cause psychoactive effects. That means it can be used as a treatment for different cancers that cause pain including glioblastoma multiforme, brain cancer, and melanoma.

  1. Multiple sclerosis

This is a painful condition that occurs when the immune cells mutate and attack the insulation of the nerve cells within the spinal cord. An animal study was conducted using mice with a multiple sclerosis- like condition. CBD was injected into the mice and they regained movement. The mice twitched tails and started walking again normally. Researchers also noted that the mice that were injected with CBD had less inflammation in their spinal cords. This indicates that CBD has a direct impact on multiple sclerosis and the associated pain.

  1. Arthritis

Arthritis is in most cases caused by inflammation in the joints. CBD has anti-inflammatory properties which enables it to provide pain relieving effects in arthritis patients. Many people have used CBD gel to relieve arthritis-related pain. A study that was conducted in 2016 by researchers using rats showed that CBD reduces inflammation as well as the pain that arthritis causes in the joints.

  1. Migraine or headache

Migraine is characterized by serious, throbbing pain that is experienced on the frontal head area. It causes feelings of vomiting, nausea, and sensitivity to light and sound. In some cases, visual disturbance that may include auras precede migraine. Many people that suffer from headache and migraine use CBD as a treatment. CBD works as a promoter of a healthy endocannabinoid tone.

  1. Seizure and epilepsy

While seizures and epilepsy sufferers may not be aware of it during the attack, some of them experience muscle aches and their stomach or head may hurt after the attack. For some children, pain is usually part of a complex or simple partial seizure. During a tonic-colonic seizure, a child can fall on the ground, cry out, and convulse. Watching them can be quite frightening. If they bite their tongue, it can hurt too. Nevertheless, CBD has been proven effective in treating epilepsy and seizures. It works by modulating neuro-excitation, thereby negating seizures from happening. Basically, CBD keeps synapses and neurons from getting over excited which leads to seizures.

Generally, studies have shown that CBD is an effective analgesic. This makes it an effective pain reliever among patients with different pain-related conditions such as cancer. Nevertheless, scientists are yet to understand how exactly CBD relieves pain fully. It’s also important to talk to your doctor before you use CBD as a treatment for any condition.

Chris Visser is the founder of Cannabidiol Life, which is an educational website about CBD. The information and opinions presented in this article are that of its author alone.

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Donna Rubinetti

For Elgie:
As far as I know Drexel has closed it’s clinic and inpatient treatment program. I have never been treated there nor have I ever had any good results from ketamine or crps treatment. Good luck to you.


Donna Rubinetti, I also have CRPS and have considered coming to NJ for the Drexel Clinic there. I have heard great things. Should I assume you have been there and didn’t have much success?

I sure wish marijuana was legal in the entire country. I think we’d all be a lot happier. We should at least have the opportunity to see if it helps our pain… before moving to a state where it’s legal.


I have fibromyalgia and found the CBD in any form (flower, tinctures, pills) do not work alone. Most budtenders I talk to say that a 1:1 ratio of CBD and THC is best. Personally, I find that THC alone works best. Sativas in particular as Indicas can sometimes exacerbate my pain through its “body high.” Vaping or smoking THC alone provides INSTANT relief as well as an increase of range of motion, energy, and mood improvement. I can even garden after smoking THC only. Since I am a domestic goddess that does not work, I can enjoy the effects but I tend to not medicate until the late afternoon so I can be mentally “on” earlier in the day. Although there are some strains (Jack Herrer, Allen Wrench) that actually help me focus better on tedious tasks! Great also for my ADHD.

Sandra Espinosa

I’ve had very serious chronic pain for over 30 years and very recently researched and tried cannabis edibles. Initially, I tried CBD but after the initial try, the results were disappointing. Last week, I tried the THC raspberry chocolate bars and I’ve had more than a week of freedom from the pain that has crippled me my entire adult life. I did get a bit high the first two times and adjusted the amounts downward. I only take 1/3 of a tiny square of chocolate and there are 8 squares in a bar. This bar lasts me a week. I’ve dramatically reduced the amount of opiods medication I’ve been forced to endure. It also eliminated my chronic insomnia too.

CBD cannabis was not the miracle!!! However, it was then recommended I try the HTC cannabis for great success.

Mark Ibsen

Kathy C:
When you employ the scientific method, using yourself as a control
Find improvement,
That IS science.
There is plenty of research.
Pretending there is not
Not scientific.

David Johnson

CBD is great! I’ve been vaping Quantified CBD oil for my arthritis for months now. It’s great to not experience a “high”, and still reap the great medicinal benefits of cannabis!

Suzanne Vernon

In the paragraph about MS, can you cite a reference on where you got your your definition of MS? Thanks.

EDITOR’S NOTE: The author of the article provided the following citations:
Here are two sources:


Kathy C

Again with the Pseudo Science. I used to think this was a great idea, until it became one ore Industry guided by Hype. We definitely need more research, it is seriously lacking, but overstating the benefits of this “Cure” is not helping anyone. CBD does not “Cure” Cancer, or anything else that we know of. It is sad that this Industry too is given to hype and a lot of unscientific nonsense. They also need to standardize this CBD, and give us a general idea of what is in it. For the most part it is just expensive Olive Oil with some CBD Extract in it. That does not mean people should not try it. Since it is harmless, there is no risk, and no reason not to.

Donna Rubinetti

To Sharon Dunbar:
Was this a salve that you rubbed on?

Sharon Dunbar

I’ve tried it and I suffer from chronic pain, I’ve had a failed back surgery, severe arthritis in my knees and hips, migraines, fibromyalgia. I’ve put in on every one of those places. I was shocked because it took away my pain almost immediately!!!

Donna Rubinetti

Does this help with pain from crps or centralized pain? Nothing has helped me. How do I find a doc to prescribe? I am in NJ.