In recent years, you may have heard glowing reports about the potential benefits of cannabidiol (CBD) for easing pain and treating or even preventing a variety of health challenges. While research continues on the extraordinary potential of this hemp-derived form of medical cannabis, you may find that CBD is in fact good for what ails you. Let’s look at three particular issues that CBD might help you with: oral ulcers, gynecologic pain, and spinal disorders.
Accelerated Healing of Oral Ulcers
A painful, inflamed ulcer in your mouth can drive you to distraction and prevent you from eating normally. While numbing agents can reduce the pain temporarily, CBD may actually help you get over that ulcer faster. A Chinese study on mice demonstrated that an oral spray containing CBD as its active ingredient helped the mice recover from oral ulcers more quickly than mice who did not receive the CBD. The higher the concentration of CBD in the spray, the faster the rate of healing.
Natural Pain Relief for Gynecologic Conditions
The female reproductive system can fall prey to many kinds of painful gynecological disorders, from interstitial cystitis and endometriosis to vulvodynia and chronic pelvic pain syndromes. A review of 16 studies evaluated the pain levels of women who took either cannabinoids, a medication containing a cannabinoid-like ingredient, or a drug that degrades cannabinoids. The review found that most of the women who took cannabinoids reported relief from their gynecologic pain.
Non-Surgical Spinal Disorder Treatment
Back pain, neck pain, and the spinal disorders behind them may respond to the use of cannabinoids such as CBD, although researchers say that more studies need to be done before CBD can be endorsed as an analgesic for spinal issues. However, early animal studies shown show promise for CBD, not just as a pain reliever, but also a potential preventative care option. These studies have indicated that CBD might have a protective effect against problems such as disc degeneration, postoperative spinal pain, spinal arthritis pain, and spinal cord injury symptoms. CBD options for this kind of treatment might include topical creams and ointments as well as gummies, tinctures, and vaped products for systemic pain relief.
Of course, you should always consult your doctor before embarking on self-treatment with CBD (or anything else) for a suspected or diagnosed medical condition. However, if your practitioner recommends that you try CBD for oral ulcers, gynecologic pain, or a spinal disorder, you’ll find what you need at All Greens Clinic. Contact us today to learn more.