For people experiencing pain, especially chronic pain, we’re excited to share with you a product that has recently been gaining popularity to relieve pain. Enter: CBD oil.

If you suffer from chronic pain, you’ve probably tried a multitude of different approaches for relief. From things like exercise and stretching to medications, there are many different ways to attempt to relieve chronic pain. Often, the medications or practice prescribed may not cause any difference at all! CBD has recently become more popular as a low-risk way to manage pain.

What exactly is CBD?

CBD stands for cannabidiol and is a molecule found in cannabis plants. CBD does not contain any THC, the compound in marijuana that causes a “high”, so there are no psychoactive or intoxicating effects.

What are the benefits?

While scientists are not yet fully sure how it works, we do know that it relieves chronic pain. CBD is a great alternative for people seeking pain relief without pharmaceutical drugs.

CBD alleviates pain in part by reducing inflammation. It promotes better sleep and less sleep disruption, which is often caused by chronic pain. Anxiety and depression are also treated with CBD, as this is not an addictive substance. While there are still many ongoing studies, it’s also believed to reduce acne, relieve cancer-related symptoms, benefit heart health, and prevent diabetes.

 

Read the latest study on the benefits of CBD.

Are there side effects?

Most often, CBD contains very few side effects and is considered a safe substance. However, some people may experience symptoms such as diarrhea, fatigue, or changes in appetite. It also may interact with certain medications, so be sure to consult your physician.

Where can I find CBD products?

Los Gatos Orthopedic Sports Therapy is pleased to now offer a variety of CBD salves, oils, capsules, and sprays. We have seen many of our patients experience relief and alleviate symptoms through CBD use. Please visit us or give us a call to learn more and purchase a CBD product.

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