Use of cannabidiol (CBD) for the treatment of chronic pain

Best Practice & Research Clinical Anaesthesiology “Chronic pain can be recurrent or constant pain that lasts for longer than 3 months and can result in disability, suffering, and a physical disturbance. Related to the complex nature of chronic pain, treatments have a pharmacological and non-pharmacological approach.

Due to the opioid epidemic, alternative therapies have been introduced, and components of the plant Cannabis Sativa, Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) have gained recent interest as a choice of treatment.

The current pharmaceutical products for the treatment of chronic pain are known as nabiximols, and they contain a ratio of THC combined with CBD, which has been promising.

This review focuses on the treatment efficacy of CBD, THC: CBD-based treatments for chronic pain and adverse events with each.”

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