How Inflammation Causes Chronic Pain

Updated: Apr 22, 2019

The question we will be addressing in this article is- what is inflammation and how does it contribute to chronic pain?

Inflammation is a process in which the body's white blood cells and substances they produce protects us from infection from foreign organisms, such as bacteria and viruses. Sometimes, the body's immune system triggers an inflammatory response when there are no foreign invaders to fight off. In these instances, the body begins to damage its own tissues.

Inflammation can be the cause of a variety of different conditions such as:

  • Arthritis

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Back & Neck Pain

  • General flue like symptoms such as: Fever, Chills, Fatigue, Headaches, Loss of Appetite

Some symptoms of inflammation often include:

  • Redness

  • Swollen Joints

  • Joint Pain

  • Joint Stiffness

  • Loss of Joint Function

So, how is inflammation causing pain?

Inflammation can cause tissues in our body to break down faster and is widely considered to be the root cause of many diseases. Some of the tissues that can be broken down by inflammation include, heart cells, bone cells, and even brain cells. The breakdown of these tissues can lead to a variety of chronic conditions, symptoms, and ailments which can create difficulties in your everyday routine and things you enjoy doing.

CBD Oil may help reduce inflammation and joint damage, allowing you to stay healthy and enjoy the things you love doing.
Inflammation can deteriorate joints, causing pain and immobility.

When your joints are healthy, you are able to move around freely and pain free. When inflammation occurs in the joints, it can cause serious damage that can lead to pain and stiff joints. As these tissue are further broken down, you may find it increasingly difficult to move around and complete everyday activities. Things you enjoy doing such as playing tennis, going for a run, or even rolling around with your kids and pets may become something of the past.

How to prevent and/or relieve inflammation.

There are several ways to address inflammation, here are some of the most common.

Eating Anti-inflammatory Foods

The food you eat may be just as important as the medications and supplements you use. Fruits, vegetables, and foods containing omega-3 fatty acids are a great way to keep inflammation at bay. Try to limit unhealthy fats such as butter, margarine, corn oil, deep fried foods, processed foods, and refined sugars and carbs.


Regular exercise is an excellent way to prevent inflammation. A good mix of 30-45 minutes of aerobic exercise and 10-25 minutes of weight or resistance training at least four to five times per week.

CBD combined with exercise is a great way to reduce inflammation.
Exercising is a great way to relieve stress and reduce inflammation.

Manage Stress

Chronic stress contributes to inflammation. Finding ways to manage and appropriately respond to stress throughout the day is important to reduce and prevent inflammation.

Medication & Supplements

There are several medications and supplements available on the market today to aid with inflammation, one of these supplements includes CBD Oil.

Over the past two decades, many studies have shown the anti-inflammatory benefits of phyotocannabinoids and terpenes. These natural elements found within CBD Oil have many different anti-inflammatory properties, such as blocking pro-inflammatory compounds made by the body. One of these cannabinoids, known as CBDA, showed significant COX-2 enzyme blockage abilities, which are the enzymes that produce inflammation. This is why we keep such a high level of CBDA in our CBD Oil. In a clinical study, CBDA was shown to be more effective when compared to placebo, two NSAIDs (like aspirin and ibuprofen), and other cannabinoids.

Using CBD Oil that is specifically formulated with high amounts of CBDA is a great way help reduce and prevent inflammation, as well as help relieve and reduce the symptoms associated with it.

Summit Oils is leading the industry in CBD Oil formulas for inflammation.

By blocking the enzymes that contribute to inflammation, your joints and tissues will be relieved of the constant attacks by the immune system. CBD Oil will help you keep doing the things that you love, or allow you to enjoy them again. It is your life, live it how you want to!

We hope that this article has shed light on some of the causes of inflammation and a few ways to help you manage it. If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to us any time at! If you are interested in our CBD Oil, make sure to use the code inflammation15 at checkout for 15% off your purchase!