Everyone has a cell-signalling system known as the endocannabinoid system (ECS).
Some researchers think that CBD interacts with a core component of the ECS – endocannabinoid receptors in your brain and immune system.
Receptors are tiny proteins attached to your cells. They receive signals, mostly chemical ones, from different stimuli and help your cells respond.
This response creates anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving effects that help with pain management. This means that CBD oil and other products may benefit people with chronic pain, such as chronic back pain.
One 2018 review assessed how well CBD works to relieve chronic pain. The review looked at studies conducted between 1975 and March 2018. These studies examined various types of pain, including:
– cancer pain
– neuropathic pain
Based on these studies, researchers concluded that CBD was effective in overall pain management and didn’t cause negative side effects.