Finding natural pain relief can seem challenging. For those who suffer from chronic pain disorders, or for those who are recovering from surgery or injury, pain relief solutions are crucial to their quality of life and long-term health. At Atlas Chiropractic, we offer CBD supplements as one way to help patients with these issues in Sheridan, WY, and the surrounding areas. Keep reading to learn more.
What Is CBD?
CBD supplements have made headlines in the last several years as a new and innovative way for people to deal with pain issues. But what is CBD? CBD stands for cannabidiol. This is a substance found in marijuana plants. Many people misunderstand CBD and think that, because it is found in marijuana, it is the same as taking the drug. CBD is the non-psychoactive part of the plant. This means that it does not cause a person to get "high." Other chemicals found in the plant, such as THC, are responsible for psychoactive effects.
CBD is carefully removed from the plant and can be used for many medicinal purposes.
What Does CBD Treat?
CBD supplements have been used to treat many different types of health conditions.
The CBD chemical acts on certain brain receptors to reduce the symptoms of nerve pain. Nerve pain is often treated with strong medications that have many negative side effects. CBD rarely produces any negative side effects. This can be life-changing for those who deal with nerve pain.
CBD also provides a calming effect when it interacts with the CB2 brain receptor. This can affect the way we perceive and process stress.
Because CBD has a pain-relieving effect, it can be used to treat joint pain that is resulting from chronic conditions or from injury or surgery.
Things to Consider
CBD is not a miracle supplement, nor does it cure health conditions. However, it can be used to help the symptoms of certain health conditions. CBD may not be a good treatment option for everyone. You should talk with the chiropractor about CBD supplements. You will want to discuss any of the following that may apply to you:
- prescription medications
- past drug use
Call Us Today
If you would like to learn more about CBD supplements, or any of our other services, please contact us at Atlas Chiropractic at (307) 672-6000. We serve Sheridan, WY, and the surrounding areas.