The simple answer is YES.
The current panel of pain management medications has not reduced the growing tide of chronic pain reported in clinics around the world. Some pain medications like opiates may have actually worsened the chronic pain epidemic because these type of medications down regulate the opiate and other receptors on nerve cells to cause addiction and increased pain levels when people don’t take their fix of opiate medications.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is different on so many levels. The first thing that needs to be pointed out is that CBD and other cannabis molecules don’t down regulate the receptors they work through to lower pain. Cannabidiol (CBD) mostly works through actually up regulating the body’s natural production of endogenous (internal) cannabinoids like anandamide. It is the body’s balancing of internal cannabinoids that helps with physical and emotional pain.
The second point is that we need to recognize that pain is NOT just a physical issue. Pain is often mostly a psychological and emotional issue. Cannabidiol (CBD) works at an emotional level to give the soul what it asks for to heal.
There are many new strategies that need to be considered for managing chronic pain.