Living With Pain? You Are Not Alone.
Pain affects more Americans than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined. The Institute of Medicine of the National Academies reports over 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain. Total healthcare costs due to pain ranges from $560 to $635 billion in the United States. 20% of American adults reported that pain disrupts their sleep a few nights a week or more.
Prescription Drugs Can Be Dangerous.
Prescription pain relievers are considered to be a major contributor to the total drug deaths in the United States. Over the past 20 years, reports of pain reliever abuse have increased more than fourfold, and deaths due to prescription opioid pain relievers have more than tripled. Among 12th graders, pharmaceutical drugs used non-medically account for 6 of the ten most-used substances.
Proven Alternatives Are Now Available.
CBD is a great substitute for pain killers in dealing with chronic pain. CBD has natural anti-inflammatory properties, but without the side effects of other anti-inflammatory drugs. Patients with chronic pain experience an overreaction of the endocannabinoid system (ECS) in the body in response to the constant pain stimulus. CBD can help main homeostasis of this ECS, reducing heart rate, blood pressure, and depression.