Surgery is often a stressful event, and post-surgery pain can be frustrating to deal with. Finding a way to manage pain after surgery is important, and CBD can be a useful tool in reducing both pain and inflammation.
Let’s discuss how CBD can be used for pain caused by surgery and how it is useful for a safe recovery.
CBD, short for cannabidiol, remains a compound found in hemp and cannabis plants. Though CBD hemp flower can be smoked or vaped, there are other popular ways of consuming CBD, such as oils, tinctures, and edibles.
Unlike THC, another compound in the cannabis plant, CBD has no psychoactive properties and
cannot give you any sort of “head high.” It has very few reported side effects in most people.
Though research on CBD is still relatively new, several studies from reputable organizations have shown the benefits CBD has on pain and inflammation.
One study on kidney transplant recipients showed pain reduction in most of the participants taking CBD. Another study done on rats with arthritis pain concluded that CBD applied topically reduced pain and inflammation in the rats. Yet another study proved the benefit of using cannabinoids for neuropathic pain.
CBD reduces anxiety and depression, which can often go hand in hand with surgery, post-surgery, or chronic pain. A study on the effects of CBD on persons with various anxiety disorders showed notable improvement in the management of anxiety.
If CBD has proven benefits for pain and inflammation, then it only makes sense that it would be a good treatment or supplement for post-surgery pain. Often after surgery, doctors will recommend a regimen of ibuprofen and Tylenol to combat pain and swelling.
If the surgery was intensive enough stronger pain relievers may be prescribed. For those who struggle tolerating drugs like ibuprofen, or who want to avoid narcotics, CBD can be used to help with pain relief.
Depending on the level of pain CBD may not be able to completely replace narcotics. However, it may help limit how much you need or how long you need to use them. This is definitely a plus since even prescribed use of narcotics can be a slippery slope to addiction.
As with any supplement, check with your doctor before taking CBD if you take other medications. Though CBD does not have any known negative side effects, it can potentially interfere with another medication you are taking. Your doctor can let you know if there would be any potential drug interactions.
As we discussed, you may smoke or vape CBD in its flower form. CBD also comes in oils that you may drop underneath the tongue, or as edibles in the form of gummies. How you consume CBD is entirely up to you.
The best edibles for pain after surgery are high-quality and have minimal ingredients. Gummies, like those offered by Cali-Born Dreams, are easy to take, discrete, and work well for on the go.
CBD has a proven track record of providing pain relief for various conditions. So, if you are anticipating pain post-surgery then CBD may be a great option for you.
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A restful night of sleep is different for everyone. Some of us may need a full 8 hours, while others may only need 3-4 hours. If you’re one of the 25% of Americans suffering from insomnia, then you may not be getting those full hours of rest. Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non-psychoactive phytocannabinoid found in the cannabis plant. Although it is relatively new on the block, many people use CBD oil as part of their daily routine. Some common uses for CBD are pain management, stress and sleep. Melatonin comes in natural and synthetic form. Originally derived from the pineal glands in animals, melatonin supplements are now mostly man-made. Regardless, melatonin has long been used to aid sleep.
Working together in harmony, both CBD Oil and melatonin can enhance your quality of sleep.
The pineal glands take information from its environment through the sleep-wake cycle. Being a “hormone of darkness“, melatonin communicates by sending dark signals and nighttime information to the brain. It sends signals to influence the promotion of sleep, but not necessarily cause sleep.
Approximately two hours prior to a person’s bedtime, melatonin secretion starts to increase. As the sleep gates to dreamland open, and the drowsiness begins to creep in, so will your ability to fall asleep.
In a case of insomnia or jet lag, melatonin supplements can help raise melatonin levels by signaling the receptors in the body. Helping those having a tough time falling asleep, to take back control of their bedtime and enjoy a restful night of sleep.
The body’s biological system, known as the endocannabinoid system, involves a wide variety of processes. These include pain, memory, mood, appetite, stress, sleep, metabolism, immune function, and reproductive function. This system of endogenous (“endo” meaning originating inside the body) neurotransmitters bind to cannabinoid receptors. When CBD enters the body, it reacts by stimulating these receptors.
The lipid built cannabinoid receptors are what allow CBD products to be fat-soluble. This is why you’ll find CBD infused with MCT oil (extracted from coconuts) or some other type of oil or fat base. The most common oil based products you may find at your local shop or online are CBD oil and CBD tincture.
Those suffering from insomnia, sometimes find relief when using CBD oil. Studies show CBD can help you fall and stay asleep, so you can use it daily before bed. And, according to the World Health Organization, “CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential”.
Yes, you may use CBD oil and melatonin together. Combine these two supplements, which are already effective on their own, and you’ve almost guaranteed yourself a foolproof method of combating insomnia. All without the nasty side effects of traditional medication! Plus, both are safe and natural alternatives.
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The content in this article is not medical advice and you should always consult with your physician about any medical or mental health problems you may be experiencing.