CBD oil is a product made from cannabis. It’s a type of cannabinoid, a chemical found naturally in hemp plants. It doesn’t cause the “high” feeling often associated with cannabis, which is caused by a different type of cannabinoid called THC. Cannabidiol (CBD) oil may reduce pain, inflammation, and overall discomfort related to a variety of health conditions. Cannabis has been used to treat pain since as far back as 2900 B.C.
Research shows that CBD interacts with receptors in your brain and immune system. Receptors are tiny proteins attached to your cells that receive chemical signals from different stimuli and help your cells respond. This creates anti-inflammatory and painkilling effects that help with pain management. This means that CBD oil may benefit people with chronic pain, such as chronic back pain.