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Relieve Your Chronic Pain With These Cannabis Strains

Relieve Your Chronic Pain With These Cannabis Strains

Explore Pain Relieving Cannabis Strains

Medical cannabis strains are an excellent tool for safe pain relief. The largest group of legal medicinal users in the U.S. are patients with chronic pain. Many states have approved the use of medical marijuana treatment to replace opioids, which have a substantial overdose and addiction rate.

How Does Cannabis Alleviate Chronic Pain?

Medical practitioners have over 25 years of research on treating chronic pain with medical marijuana. The plant contains at least 545 compounds, including 143 cannabinoids. These phytochemicals interact with the endocannabinoid system. 

Also known as the ECS, it's a complex cell-signaling system that maintains the balance between the different body functions. One of the areas it regulates is the body's pain management response. The cannabinoids in marijuana activate the cannabinoid receptors in the body and send a signal to the brain to reduce inflammation or chronic pain.

Relieve Your Chronic Pain With These Cannabis Strains

What are the Best Cannabis Strains for Chronic Pain?

Choosing the right marijuana strain is a personal decision. What works for some patients might not be the right fit for you, which is why it's great there are so many different varieties to try. 

  • White Widow is a high THC strain with more CBD than traditional cultivars that's great for joint pain. It's also ideal for daytime use.

  • Afghan Kush is an old-school flower that's an indica-dominant strain and contains an anti-inflammation boosting terpene profile.

  • Grandaddy Purple has a long history of medical use. The potent strain is excellent for muscle spasms and patients with multiple sclerosis. Granddaddy Purple is also excellent for PTSD patients.

  • Girl Scout Cookies is an indica strain (hybrid) known for its pain-killing properties. The high THC content can melt away almost all types of severe pain. Just take it slow. GSC is a potent flower that may cause anxiety in new users.

Some consumers prefer a high-THC level above all else. You can try an indica or sativa. However, the best determiner is a marijuana strain with over 1% of CBD can offer some more relief and more clarity. Additionally, a high CBD strain can reduce pain, including acute pain, without the psychoactive effect of a high THC ratio cultivar. Another option is to keep a CBD oil derived from a cannabis plant to reduce pain symptoms.

What Terpenes Work Best for Chronic Pain Relief?

There are at least 20,000 terpenes found in nature, and at least 200 varieties have been isolated in marijuana plants. These compounds offer a few beneficial effects. First, they produce the distinct aromas that the flowers emit. 

During the cultivation process, they protect the plants from predators. Following the harvest, they offer similar benefits to cannabinoids. Terpenes have many healing properties, including anti-inflammation abilities. The entire list is too long, but these are the ones most commonly found in various marijuana strains,

  • Alpha bisabolol

  • Borneol

  • Caryophyllene

  • Delta-3 carene

  • Eucalyptol

  • Pinene

  • Limonene

  • Myrcene

The most helpful marijuana varieties will include one or more of these terpenes. 

What Cannabis Strain is Perfect for You?

The perfect strain for you depends on your type and level of chronic pain. There are three kinds of chronic pain, nociceptive pain from a physical injury, neuropathic pain or nerve pain, and central pain, which doesn't have a known starting point, such as certain autoimmune diseases. You want to align the marijuana cultivar with your pain type to find the perfect match.

Chronic pain is a common reason patients turn to medical cannabis as a safe, reliable, and efficient treatment. Find out more today about how to get your medical marijuana card and access quality naturally occurring strains with potent blends of cannabinoids and terpenes. 


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