CBD Pain Management Specialist

Kinfolk Family Health -  - Nurse Practitioner

Kinfolk Family Health

Nurse Practitioners & Primary Care Practice located in Montclair, NJ

Finding an effective treatment to help you get relief from your pain, especially if you’re searching for a natural alternative, can be frustrating. Cannabidiol (CBD) may be the natural solution you’re looking for. At Kinfolk Family Health in Montclair, New Jersey, Rakiyah Jones, DNP, FNP-BC, referred to as Dr. Kai, specializes in the use of CBD for pain management and can devise a treatment plan to help you get relief from your discomfort. To learn more about CBD pain management, call the office or book an appointment online today.

CBD Pain Management Q&A

What is CBD?

CBD is a cannabinoid chemical found in the cannabis family of plants, which includes hemp and marijuana. Unlike tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), CBD doesn’t have psychoactive effects or produce the “high” associated with the THC in marijuana, but does have a positive influence on your body. The hemp plant doesn’t contain THC.

While cannabinoids are often associated with marijuana, your body has its own endocannabinoid system (ECS) and produces cannabinoids, referred to as endocannabinoids. The purpose of your ECS is to help maintain homeostasis within your body when the outside environment changes. It also plays a role in the regulation of sleep, mood, reproduction, immune health, and pain. 

Researchers are still investigating how CBD works in the body, but it’s theorized that it improves how your body uses its own endocannabinoids by inhibiting or activating compounds in your ECS system. 

Is CBD illegal?

In the state of New Jersey, anyone can legally buy and consume hemp-derived CBD. Marijuana-derived CBD, however, is only legal for those who participate in the state’s medical marijuana program. 

What is CBD pain management?

At Kinfolk Family Health, Dr. Kai offers CBD pain management as an alternative treatment for your pain condition to reduce your reliance on prescription and over-the-counter medication. CBD inhibits the absorption of anandamide, a substance associated with pain. It also reduces inflammation in your brain and nervous system. 

CBD is available in several forms, including:

  • Oils
  • Lotions
  • Pills
  • Food (referred to as edibles)

Dr. Kai discusses the best form of CBD for you during your evaluation, the amount to take, and how to use the CBD to get the most benefits. CBD rarely causes side effects, but it can lead to fatigue, diarrhea, or changes in appetite. It may also interact with other medications, which is why you should only use CBD for pain management under the direction of Dr. Kai. 

What conditions benefit from CBD pain management?

Many pain conditions benefit from CBD for pain management. Contact Kinfolk Family Health to learn more about CBD pain management to get help with your:

  • Migraines
  • Chronic pain
  • Arthritis
  • Neuropathic pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Multiple sclerosis

In addition to pain, CBD can also effectively manage anxiety.

For expert care for your health and pain from a compassionate and kind health care provider, call Kinfolk Family Health or request an appointment online today.