Summer is a 42-year-old female who suffers from chronic pain as a result of a medical condition called spasmodic torticollis. Her pain surfaces primarily in her neck and shoulder area. On occasion, Summer also experiences dilapidating migraines, which can sideline her for a day or two.
Before starting a CBD regime, Summer didn’t feel “like a normal person.” Despite countless attempts to find relief with Ibuprofen, Tylenol, muscle relaxers and even steroids, Summer’s quality of life and pain level did not improve.
For the last 9 months, Summer has been taking Infinite CBD products. Using a few delivery methods, Summer’s chronic pain in her neck and shoulder has significantly improved. Additionally, Summer’s painful migraines have lessened in frequency and are less dilapidating. On a scale of 1 to 10, Summer says, “I am happy to say that I am a 10.” She also reports that “CBD has been life-changing, to say the least.”
After Taking CBD
Using CBD has alleviated Summer’s constant chronic pain and has helped to manage her migraines. She sought the relief with CBD based on a recommendation from her parents, who both use CBD regularly. Prior to taking CBD, Summer found little to no relief with over-the-counter pain medications, anti-inflammatories, or even prescribed muscle relaxers. Her doctor gave her an ultimatum, saying Botox was the last thing to try. Refusing to put botulism into her body due to its host of side-effects, Summer opted to try CBD and hasn’t looked back since!
After doing some research, Summer found out that CBD can help with a variety of medical conditions. Since starting a regimen of CBD, Summer says “For 9 months, I haven’t had close to that [former] level of pain.” and that her migraines have been “cut from 2 days to about 20 minutes.”
Summer suffers from chronic pain in her shoulder and neck due to a medical condition known as spasmodic torticollis. This is a painful chronic neurologic movement disorder which causes random muscle spasms. These spasms lead to near-constant inflammation in the neck and shoulder area, along with chronic pain. Taking CBD has significantly mitigated the chronic pain that Summer experiences. With CBD, Summer reports that she “feels like a normal person. A person who isn’t constantly thinking about pain.”
For some people, migraines come and go rather quickly. Summer had a very different experience with her migraines. They would happen occasionally but would dilapidate her for days, preventing her from her normal routine. After beginning her CBD routine, Summer’s migraines have lessened in frequency and now last for an average of 20 minutes. CBD has stopped the hold that painful migraines once had on Summer’s life.
Every day, Summer takes 25 mg of CBD. She has found that this dose significantly reduces her chronic pain. When she feels a migraine coming on, Summer takes another 25 mg of CBD, and reports that it works quickly.
In her daily routine, Summer uses the Isolate Capsules. If she is having a particularly painful day or has a migraine, Summer takes Asteroid Gummies, which she says work quickly and effectively.
Many studies have explored the connection between CBD and pain-relief. In 2008, a study was conducted that explored chronic pain health (an ever-growing epidemic) and the use of CBD for pain-relief. The study found that CBD helped with many types of chronic pain, including neuropathic pain, rheumatoid arthritis pain, and even pain as a result of cancer. More generally, research has shown that CBD is a powerful anti-inflammatory. Using CB1 and CB2 receptors located throughout the body, CBD targets inflammation by reducing the immune system’s response; this reduces pain in inflamed areas.
A recent study, published in 2017, explored the use of cannabinoids for the treatment of headache disorders (including migraines). The data shows that due to the endocannabinoid system pathology in the brain, cannabinoids have a longstanding history of address and alleviating headaches, and more specifically, migraines. Another study, conducted in 2010, confirms the role that CBD can play in reducing headaches, again refering to the endocannabinoid system’s neurological pathways for delivery.