Pain is a common occurrence for people suffering from physical disabilities. As individuals age, the severity and frequency of pain can increase. When it lasts for more than three months, it is called chronic pain, which causes substantial alterations in the patient’s way of life along with severe discomfort and suffering.
Often, the severity of pain and its consequent depression and fear of movement can worsen the disabilities in patients. In a study, patients with chronic physical disabilities reported that their disability-related pain had multiple locations in the body and showed different effects. They were concerned about the pain having unclear causes and consequences.
Let us look at some common forms of pain experienced by disabled people and discover how cannabis-based medicines like the Trailokya Vijaya Vati can help alleviate them.
Types of Disability-Related Pains
People with physical disabilities may experience pain in different body parts for various reasons. The three most common types of disability-associated chronic pain include
It is described as “sharp,” “shooting,” “burning,” or “electric” pain caused by abnormal signals from damaged nerves. People with disabilities involving nerve damage are at a greater risk of experiencing this pain. Chronic neuropathic pain is the most common symptom among Multiple Sclerosis (MS) patients, with its prevalence ranging from 29-86%.
Common causes of neuropathic pain include-
- Underlying diseases like MS, multiple myeloma, diabetes, arthritis, thyroid, carpal tunnel syndrome, and cancer (including chemotherapy side effects)
- Accidents or injuries to muscles, joints, and tissues
- Injury to the spine, herniated discs, or spinal cord compression
- Limb loss (phantom limb syndrome)
- Rare infections like syphilis and shingles
- Vitamin B deficiency
- Visceral pain
This pain is characterized as “squeezing,” “twisting,” “gnawing,” or “colicky.” It occurs in the abdominal and pelvic regions. It is usually common among people with a spinal cord injury (SCI). It is generally caused by-
- Decreased blood flow
- Menstrual cramps
- Tumors in the pelvic/abdominal region
- Underlying health conditions like IBS, IBD, IC, cancer, indigestion, pancreatitis, etc.
- Musculoskeletal pain
It refers to “aching” or “heavy” pain in muscles, joints, and tendons. Disabled people have a greater risk of developing this kind of pain, especially as they age, compared to those without disabilities. For instance, years of manual wheelchair use can cause shoulder pain due to overuse of those joints.
Musculoskeletal pain has varied causes, be it wear and tear due to daily activities, postural strain, repetitive movements, spinal alignment problems, and muscle pain due to poor posture. Accidents, fractures, falls, sprains, dislocations, jerking movements, direct hits to the muscle, etc., can also contribute to this pain.
Leveraging Trailokya Vijaya Vati for Disability-Related Pain
It is difficult for patients to find an effective treatment for pain that enables them to live comfortably and undertake their daily activities. The potent Ayurvedic formulation Trailokya Vijaya Vati leverages Vijaya as its key ingredient. This herb is revered in Ayurveda for its robust pain-relieving properties that have been validated by substantial medical evidence today.
It has been used as a natural and effective analgesic for thousands of years. Vijaya is slowly becoming the go-to treatment for many people worldwide suffering from different pain. The herb exhibits health benefits that are otherwise unattainable in conventional treatment methods without harmful side effects.
The hemp plant provides patients with natural, safe, and effective relief from pain when traditional prescription drugs fall short. No wonder chronic pain is, and has historically been, the most prominent reason for the consumption of cannabis-based medicines.
- A study indicated that the hemp plantcan be incredibly productive in alleviating disability-related chronic pain and can improve the level of function and overall quality of life of people with certain disabilities.
- In a 2022 survey, over 89% of the patients found Vijaya to be much more effective than conventional painkillers and addictive opioids for relieving chronic musculoskeletal pain.
- In another 2021 study, cannabis-based medicines help patients relieve their chronic musculoskeletal pain and other non-cancer pains and improve their overall psychological well-being. Furthermore, it didn’t show any adverse effects, unlike conventional prescription medications like opioids and NSAIDs.
- Another study suggests that the CBD in Vijaya can significantly suppress chronic neuropathic pain and exhibit a protective effect after a nerve injury.
Trailokya Vijaya Vati combines the medicinal benefits of the hemp plant with Vansh Lochan, another valuable Ayurvedic herb known for its wide-ranging health benefits, including analgesic and anti-bacterial properties.
A study showed that Vansh Lochan demonstrated significant pain-relieving activities due to the presence of natural compounds in it, like flavonoids, steroids, alkaloids, tannins, carbohydrates, proteins, and amino acids.
Thus, by leveraging this herbal concoction, patients can gain substantial relief from their disability-associated pains and help improve their overall bodily function.
How Does Vijaya Work So Effectively?
A prominent biological system in the body, the ECS, consists of naturally produced cannabinoid receptors spread throughout the body. But these receptors have a very high concentration in the nervous system, brain, spinal cord, and immune system. The endocannabinoids in the system interact with these receptors to regulate the release of nerve messengers (neurotransmitters) involved in pain perception and signaling.
Certain diseases can cause an imbalance in the ECS, which worsens the health conditions along with their associated pains. This is where Vijaya’s cannabinoids (THC and CBD) come into play. They closely mimic the nature of the body’s natural endocannabinoids and bind with the cannabinoid receptors to balance the ECS and alleviate the effects caused by its imbalance.
By activating the CB1 receptors in the brain, the hemp plant directly influences the communication of pain signals and the functioning of the pain-processing pathways in the brain and the spinal cord. This allows it to reduce all forms of disability-related pains in the patients, promote restful sleep, and improve their overall bodily function and quality of life with no unwanted side effects.
Discover more about leveraging Trailokya Vijaya Vati’s therapeutic potential in alleviating disability-related pains by reaching out to Hempstreet and getting the best Ayurvedic consultation for yourself.