Guess who’s got pain on the brain? We do! Okay, maybe that was a weird choice of words. But there’s so much to consider when it comes to the sensation, and even more when hemp is introduced. Many thanks to our pal Riley Kirk for connecting the dots.
In our previous article, we did our first deep dive into the specifics of chronic pain. You can also check out our comparison of chronic and acute pain, here. For today’s blog, we review Riley’s latest Tik Tok, which goes even further into chronic pain and its relationship with cannabinoids. Read on to learn more!
How Your Brain Knows You’re In Pain
“This is the fun part about science. This is where we can apply science to our everyday lives,” says Riley. Take for example how pain travels throughout your body. As soon as a part of you feels this, a signal travels up your spine before heading straight for the brain.
Think of this like a warning to the rest of your body. It pretty much refers to how your brain alerts and prepares you to handle whatever trauma that’s occurred. It’s really quite fascinating when you think of it. Take neurotransmitters for example.
Does Hemp Actually Help
Nerve cells send neurotransmitters to communicate pain to one another. They “bind on… [the] receptors of [other] nerve cells.” From there, a clear message is sent to the brain to make it aware of any discomfort. “When you’re in a ton of pain, you’re going to send a ton of those pain signals. When you’re in chronic pain, you’re going to keep producing” them.
There’s another compound nearby while all of this is happening. It’s called a CB1 receptor, and we’ve covered them many times on this site. This is what cannabinoids like CBD bind to once they enter the system. This could be an explanation for why many report CBD and other cannabinoids to help their pain. Curious to learn more about hemp in general? Looking for products based around hemp-based cannabinoids? Contact us today!