What is CBD?
CBD (cannabidiol) is one of many chemicals in the cannabis (marijuana) plant. Another is delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the compound that gives marijuana the effects that make it a popular recreational drug.
CBD doesn’t make you high like THC. But it does have other effects on your body, including reducing pain. Studies show that CBD affects nerve receptors in your spinal cord that reduce chronic (long-term) inflammatory pain.
CBD might also boost the effects of anandamide (AEA), a neurotransmitter (chemical messenger) similar to CBD that your body produces naturally.
Is CBD legal?
CBD products containing less than 0.3% THC are legal across the United States. Products containing more than 0.3% CBD come under the same federal laws as marijuana, meaning they’re illegal.
However, some states, including Florida, permit approved doctors to prescribe CBD treatments with higher THC levels for pain and other treatment-resistant conditions.
Would I benefit from using CBD?
The LeHeal Biogenix team might suggest CBD treatment if you have long-term pain that isn’t improving using other treatments.
For many people, conservative treatments like physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medication, and a change in activities greatly relieve mild to moderate musculoskeletal pain. Depending on what’s causing your pain, a splint or brace, therapeutic massage, and other treatments can also be helpful.
The LeHeal Biogenix team also offers trigger point injections, class IV laser therapy, and regenerative medicine treatments like platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections and stem cell therapy. They find these treatments help most patients manage or overcome their pain by addressing the root causes and healing damaged tissues.
CBD offers an alternative to prescription pain medication and invasive procedures for people with severe long-term pain that doesn’t respond to other treatments. It can also help patients who’ve tried surgery and medication without success.
How do I use CBD?
CBD comes in several forms: CBD gummies are chewable, while CBD capsules you swallow. You can use topical CBD products for sore muscles and aching joints. CBD oils and tinctures are also available that you add to food or drinks or put under your tongue. Your doctor will advise you on the most suitable method.
Call LeHeal Biogenix or Schedule Your Free Consultation today to learn how you can benefit from CBD.