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Is CBD Oil Effective For Migraines?

You’ve probably heard about CBD oil recently. A lot of people are experimenting with it these days for pain and inflammation relief, as well as headaches and migraines.

Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of over 120 substances in cannabis. It comes from the marijuana plant, but it contains only trace amounts, if any, of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the compound that produces a high. This means it has no mind-altering effects.

But does it really work?

Can CBD Oil Work For Migraines?

Some claim that cannabis reduces the symptoms of some types of headaches. Unfortunately, there is little evidence that CBD oil is safe and effective as a treatment option for migraines — but researchers have suggested that one or more substances present in cannabis may have therapeutic benefit for headaches, including migraines.

It is important to remember that many of the studies may use the entire marijuana plant, and its effects are different than CBD oil.

There is evidence that CBD oil can reduce inflammation and pain in arthritis, but it’s unclear if it’s effective for migraines.

In a review of studies, published in 2017, researchers saw a useful and effective role for marijuana in treating migraine, but there are not enough studies on using CBD oil specifically yet.

As the studies come in examining the effectiveness and side effects of CBD oil, there will be further changes in laws and recommendations.

The Legalities of CBD Oil

A purified CBD oil that contains no THC received approval by the FDA in June 2018 to treat two rare and severe types of epilepsy. It needs a prescription.

However, most products available do not have approval, which means the user cannot always be sure the product is safe.

Since no studies involving humans have investigated the effects of CBD oil on migraines, there is no standard dosage or method.

Anyone who wants to use CBD should speak with a doctor before obtaining or using it. They should also check that the product comes from a from a reputable source, to ensure safety.

About Pasadena Pain Management

Pasadena Pain Management offers pain management treatment for TMJ/TMD, migraine, headaches and neck pain in Pasadena, CA. Our office is conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Pasadena Pain Management, we offer the exclusive TruDenta® treatment therapy — a highly specialized form of care that involves cutting-edge dental technology, without needles or injections. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable pain management care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping our patients happy and pain free.