Pain is something we’ve all experienced, whether it’s from an injury, a headache, joint problems, or carpal tunnel syndrome. It’s characterized by an unpleasant sensation located in a part of the body where the tissue’s been damaged. It can be short- or long-term and considered mild, moderate, or severe. According to a 2016 review of National Health Interview Survey data, 20 percent of adults in the U.S were living with chronic pain. The American Academy of Pain Medicine says the most common pain conditions are headaches, back pain, and arthritis.
Unfortunately, because we all feel and describe pain differently, it can be hard to define and treat. We can, however, treat the symptoms of pain with common medications like ibuprofen, acetaminophen, and other pain killers. For more extreme cases, morphine and other opioid-based drugs are common. And while research is still being done, we know that medical marijuana and CBD in all their forms — edibles, oil, topical treatments — are widely used for pain management and relief for a variety of conditions, thanks to their analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties.
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