University of Lynchburg DMSc Doctoral Project Assignment Repository

University of Lynchburg DMSc Doctoral Project Assignment Repository


Family Practice


Dr. Tom Colletti, DHSc, PA-C, DFAAPA


Chronic pain can be recurrent or constant pain that last for longer than 3 months and can result in disability, suffering and physical disturbance. 1There are numerous pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments of chronic pain. There is a variety of pharmacological treatments which include opioids that have severe side effects that can lead to death or addiction. The use of opioids has led to an opioid epidemic and alternative therapies have been introduced including Cannabidiol alone or the combination of Cannabidiol with tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). The exact mechanism for CBD is currently unknown but the side effects of CBD itself, unlike with THC, have been shown to have minimally less severe side effects. 1 This review will focus on the treatment efficacy of CBD and CBD with THC products that are orally ingested for the treatment of chronic non-cancer pain.


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