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cbd capsule for tmj

The aim of this study is to determine whether the cannabinoids taken orally in the form of cannabidiol (CBD oil-a major non-psychoactive component of marijuana) or placebo (hemp oil) will provide pain relief and improved jaw function in those who suffer from either myofascial pain disorder and/or arthralgia of the temporomandibular region. The study hypothesis is that CBD oil is superior to placebo.

Other Name: Cannabinoids

Comparison of Cannabinoids to Placebo in Management of Arthralgia and Myofascial Pain Disorder of the Temporomandibular Region: A Randomized Clinical Trial.

Description: CBD PURE CBD OIL 20mg/1ml concentration

Arm Group Label: CBD Oil

Intervention Type: Other

Researchers measured muscle tension before treatment and after 14 days of treatment, using electromyography. People also rated their pain intensity using a 10-point scale. The results showed that people responded better to the CBD application than the placebo. In Group 1, muscle tension reduced 11% on the left and 13% on the right, compared to 0.23% and 3.3%, respectively, for the placebo group.

Finding good ways to treat TMJ-related muscle pain is important because most instances of TMJ-related pain in the jaw, face, neck, and elsewhere are related to sore muscles.

Muscles Cause Most TMJ Pain

Reduced muscle tension also led to reduced pain. In the treatment group, patients reported a 70% decrease in pain, compared to less than 10% for the placebo group.

However, we offer drug-free TMJ treatment. Our highly effective approach helps people who want to get relief from pain and other symptoms without taking medications or drugs. We also work to address the root cause of your problem. We start by finding the optimal relaxed position for your jaw, and give you an oral splint to hold your jaw in that position to reduce muscle tension and pain.

The problem in TMJ is often that the teeth, joints, and muscles aren’t in harmony. When the teeth come together, the jaw muscles are stressed, not relaxed. This makes the jaw muscles strain, trying to find a more relaxed position. The short-term result is sore muscles, but over time, the teeth and jaw joints can be damaged. Thus, relaxing the muscles not only controls short-term symptoms, but prevents long-term damage that is difficult to repair.

On the first day of my period, when my cramps were really, really bad (I’d compare them to “someone twisting a blunted screwdriver into your lower abdomen but being sloppy about it”), I popped one of the THC/CBD suppositories in (not really an uncomfortable experience) and waited for the soothing effects. The directions recommended lying down for 10–20 minutes afterwards, but I didn’t have time. An hour later, I took stock of my feelings and…I couldn’t really tell if it worked. I guess my cramps got a little less intense. But also, that’s just what happens with cramps, they get less intense as the day goes on? At their best that day, they were still “being headbutted by a small goat” painful.

There are no clinical trials on CBD & menstrual pain. We do know, however, that the The Ailment: Muscle Soreness

While I can’t say for sure if CBD is going to be a sleep savior in the long haul, for now it appears to be a pretty great alternative to other sleep medications I’ve tried. I’ll continue to keep this chic little bottle on my bed stand in hopes it continues to give me the sleep of my dreams. —Sara Holzman, Fashion Features Associate

The Expert Says:

I was skeptical at first. My usual go-to CBD treatment for my aches is a thick pungent balm—which meant that if I woke up with upper back and shoulder pain from sleeping with a sick child on my arm all night, I had to suffer through the day rather than offend the noses of my office mates and risk getting goo all over my work clothes. But Curaleaf Hemp Transdermal patches are paper thin with a subtle scent. Also, their matte, barely-there look means that one would hardly notice a patch peeking out from the top of my dress. And, most importantly, they work. They wouldn’t be effective at relieving soreness or pain along a wide swathe of body, but that’s what a partner massage and my trusty (smelly) CBD balm is for! —Joyce Bautista Ferrari, Managing Editor

My knees and hips are wrecked from years of competitive sports, so I need a good 600 milligrams of ibuprofen to feel close to normal after a long run or a plane flight. Recently, I took one Weed Sport CBD Capsule instead of my usual three Advil; the analgesic effects kicked in a bit quicker, and they came with a nice side of full-body relaxation. It was like the formula eased aches I was aware of (knee joints, hip sockets) and then kept going to soften subconscious tensions (shrugged shoulders, tightness in my jaw) that I didn’t even realize I had until I experienced the feeling of their absence. —Jenn Goldstein, Beauty & Health Director

Foria actually makes two kinds of period pain suppositories: One from their Basics line, with 110 mg of hemp extract that they advertise as “full-spectrum CBD,” and one with 60 mg of THC and 10 mg of CBD. (Note that you can only get the latter in states where cannabis is legal—there’s a Store Locator on Foria’s site—while the CBD ones you can order online here.) For the sake of thoroughness, I tried them both.

I’ve always thought of CBD as something to be used in the moment—when I couldn’t sleep, when I felt a panic attack coming on— but the directions on Rosebud’s full spectrum CBD oil say to ingest 1–2 servings (1 serving = ¼ dropper, or about 17 mg) once or twice a day, like a daily prescription to keep my anxiety continually at bay. Over the last two weeks, I’ve dosed myself once in the morning and once before bed. The oil is unsweetened/unflavored with an earthy, hint-of-cannabis taste, but I found it more pleasant than similar products I’ve tried. This might be in my head, but the oil tastes like it will work—and it did. I felt calmer and more focused at work, but the biggest perk was the effect it had on my sleep: I often wake up hours before my alarm and my anxiety kicks in right away: You’ll never be able to go back to sleep, here’s a long list of all the things you have to do today, oh and did you know your mom’s birthday is coming up? But since I’ve been taking Rosebud, I’ve been able to go back to sleep, often for hours at a time, my anxiety nowhere to be found. I slept until 10 a.m. on a weekend day for the first time in YEARS! The only thing that makes me reluctant to continue using it regularly is the cost: At $125 for a 0.5 oz bottle of the 1,000 mg CBD oil, the habit could get expensive. But I’ve learned that when it comes to CBD, you get what you pay for, and my research tells me that Rosebud’s hemp is sun grown in Oregon without herbicides, pesticides, solvents, fillers, additives, or preservatives, it’s third-party lab tested, and, as I now know, effective—all of which makes it deserving of its price tag. After all, is anything worth splurging on more than a good night’s sleep? —Kayla Webley Adler, Senior Editor