According to the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), an estimated 25.3 million adults (11.2%) experience chronic pain on a daily basis. Even more startling, the analysis reveals nearly 40 million adults (17.6 %) experience severe levels of pain.
With growing awareness around our national opioid epidemic, many are afraid to turn to their doctors intent on pushing pharmaceutical pain relief medications. An inability to alleviate prolonged pain can lead an individual to suffer in silence, and it becomes difficult to maintain regular work, play, sleep, and daily routine schedules.
What is Chronic pain?
Most of us have experienced acute pain. This type of pain comes on suddenly and is often the result of a clear cause such as an injury caused by soft tissue damage. This could be a sprained ankle or a cut. The injury lasts for a short duration with pain in the beginning of the healing process, then lessening as the injury resolves itself as the tissue fully heals and normal pain-free activity is resumed.
Chronic pain, on the other hand, is ongoing and lasts longer than six months. This is caused by pain signals remaining active in the nervous system for more than six months after the injury or illness has healed, causing uninterrupted and high levels of discomfort. Some examples of chronic pain are headaches, arthritis, cancer, nerve pain, back pain, and Fibromyalgia.
Homeostasis can be achieved when we introduce our bodies to CBD (Cannabidiol) oil, which is derived from hemp, a sub-species of the Cannabis sativa plant.
Other physical and emotional consequences result when one is exposed to relentless and ongoing sensation of pain for an extended amount of time. These effects include limitation in physical movements, tense muscles, lethargy, change in appetite, depression, anger, anxiety, and fear of re-injury. Over time, relentless ceaseless pain may lead to a delay in returning to work, hobbies and interests, and can lower one’s overall quality of life.
Healthy Options for Pain Management
There are some types of chronic pain, severe pain, and inflammation that require a physician prescribed medication. However, those cautious of pharmaceuticals are taking pain management into their own hands by incorporating changes in lifestyle; using holistic remedies such as acupuncture, heat therapy, herbal remedies, injections, and meditation; or using plant-based medicines such as hemp oil.
Our Endocannabinoid System and CBD Oil
Our bodies’ endocannabinoid system is present everywhere in the body that scientists have looked: the heart, liver, pancreas, skin, and the reproductive tract. The endocannabinoid system is composed of a complex, biological network of cell receptors. The cell receptors oversee bodily functions such as emotion, pain, sensation, appetite, digestion, and sleep. Our bodies thrive when our endocannabinoid system operates at its optimum capacity to facilitate a condition called homeostasis.
Homeostasis can be achieved when we introduce our bodies to CBD (Cannabidiol) oil, which is derived from hemp, a sub-species of the Cannabis sativa plant. Cannabinoids provide support to weakened cells and enhance the healthy ones. Hemp is non-psychoactive and doesn’t make you high. Some hemp strains can produce high levels of CBD and low levels of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). THC is the component that induces the psychoactive-classic-marijuana- “high.” Read more about the endocannabinoid system.
Research shows how the natural properties of CBD oil provides healthy options for chronic pain sufferers and the benefits of combining CBD oil with pain therapy.
Upstate CBD Oil Products for Chronic Pain
Considering the needs of chronic pain sufferers who require a strong natural relief option, Upstate Elevator Supply Company created a 100mg Full Spectrum Transdermal CBD Patch. It is the strongest product we offer, and is not recommended for casual CBD users. Our transdermal patch uses freeze-dried nano-encapsulation technology to both amplify ingredient potency. The water-resistant patch utilizes a 3M Medical Grade Transdermal Weave for maximum adhesion and is time released for a full 48 to 72 hours of continuous direct relief.
CBD oil in capsule form is another convenient, fast-acting choice for managing severe pain. Our flagship 50mg Full Spectrum Capsules contains only two ingredients: organic coconut oil and pure CBD oil. In addition to high levels of CBD, our whole plant lipid extracted capsules deliver a diverse array of naturally occurring terpenes, flavonoids and secondary cannabinoids including CBC, CBN, and CBG. Our proprietary extraction process guarantees that our capsules contain nothing but the purest and most potent product possible.
Providing Relief with High Quality Hemp Oil
When it comes to serious, severe chronic pain, only the purest, high quality hemp oil products will do. Upstate’s CBD oil is derived from premium organic hemp sustainably cultivated and farmed in Vermont and Colorado. We know that potency and purity in our CBD oil products empowers our endocannabinoid systems.
Elevate and lift your pain management program with Upstate’s family of CBD products.