CBD for Chronic Pain: What You Need to Know

Discover the relevant research & clinical guidelines for chronic pain management

Genevieve Newton, DC, PhD

Listen to any podcast and there’s a good chance you’ll hear an ad for CBD products.

They’re everywhere, including gas stations, grocery stores, movie theaters, the mall...because they’re in demand.

Stressed and anxious patients are looking for help with their pain, sleep problems, and anxiety, and they’re interested in CBD. When they have questions, who do you want them getting answers from — a mall kiosk, or you?

We know the assumptions and stereotypes that accompany CBD products, so let’s get past the stigmas and generalizations and cut straight to the science and facts about cannabis.

Overwhelmed with CBD options — patients need to be educated by someone with your clinical experience. Because if you don’t have the answers about these products, their safety, and their effectiveness, your patients could be easily misled.

Let’s start by looking at chronic pain. Did you know that approximately 50 million Americans live with some form of chronic pain? That’s 20% of the population struggling to find relief.

A recent study found that 62% of medical cannabis users are using it to treat “enduring pain” – but what does the research show? And what can we as professionals ethically endorse?

Genevieve Newton, DC, PhD, provides a timely update in the video below.

This blog is the first in a series examining the effects of CBD on common physical and mental health conditions. Check out the next installments to get an update on the latest research and recommendations: CBD for Better Sleep and CBD for Depression and Anxiety.
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Meet the Expert:
Dr. Genevieve Newton, DC, PhD, has spent the past 19 years as a researcher and educator in the field of nutritional sciences. A series of personal health crises led her to discover the benefits of cannabinoids, and she soon found herself engrossed in studying the endocannabinoid system and therapeutic applications of cannabis/cannabinoids in mental health, pain, sleep, and neurological disorders. She has recently taken a position as the Scientific Director at Fringe, a new medical CBD and education company.

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Topic: CBD | Pain

Tags: Advice | Occupational Therapy (OT) | Physical Therapy (PT)

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