Many people in St. Petersburg suffer from chronic pain that isn’t eased by pain relievers. However, studies show that CBD oil, a derivative of the marijuana plant, is effective in treating chronic pain with minimal side effects. Painkillers can cause dependence and addiction, plus they can also be harsh on organs. Fortunately, alternative therapies are an excellent way for St. Petersburg patients to get pain relief without harsh side effects.

What Does CBD Oil Do?

CBD oil contains cannabinoid chemicals. These chemicals have amazing effects on pain, chronic illnesses, inflammation, disorders, cancer, and more. This oil does not contain THC, which is what gives marijuana its mind-altering qualities. Using CBD oil will not get you high, nor will using it cause issues with drug testing unless you’re taking a particularly high dosage.

Scientific studies show that this treatment has promising results for relieving chronic pain, killing cancer cells, preventing seizures, easing symptoms of schizophrenia, fighting insomnia, reducing symptoms of multiple sclerosis, and more. Other studies even show this alternative medicine as a potentially powerful way to prevent brain damage after a stroke. Patients in St. Petersburg with mental disorders like anxiety and depression may also benefit from the cannabidiol chemicals triggering the body’s natural endocannabinoid system.

How Do You Use CBD Oil for Chronic Pain Relief?

There are many ways to use CBD oil, so you can experiment with what works best for you. The delivery method may change the dosage, as well as your gender, age, weight, and health concerns.

  • Ingesting – Certainly the easiest and most user-friendly method, ingesting the compound from the bottle dropper, as a capsule, or in the form of gum or candy is effective. However, this method may take a bit longer to go into effect.
  • Transdermal – Our skin absorbs certain substances right into the bloodstream. Also, you can apply salves or balms to the area of pain.
  • Under the tongue – Similar to ingesting, many people dose from the dropper underneath the tongue or with a lozenge. This takes about the same amount of time as ingesting does.
  • Inhalation – Vapor pens are a fast way to get your dose of CBD oil. This option is usually for advanced patients who have experience with cannabidiol.

If you’re interested in using CBD oil to ease your chronic pain, call Simon Wellness Consulting in St. Petersburg today at (727) 239-9443 or contact us online to discuss your condition with a licensed nutritionist.