Look for a CBD product that is consumed internally such as a CBD vape oil, oral tincture or edible. We suggest taking it once a day, starting with a low dose and increasing it as needed. Before doing all this though, make sure to consult with your doctor first.
Now Comes the Question: What Can CBD Do?
Because of CBD’s potential neuroprotective properties, the cannabinoid is believed by many medical experts to have the potential to treat epilepsy. The FDA has actually approved a drug containing CBD for epileptic children. CBD may also have the ability to treat symptoms of dementia because of the way in which it improves the health of the neurological system.
CBD has also been studied for its effects on the pain that results from a traumatic brain injury. Researchers found that patients who experienced a concussion experienced relief from this type of headache pain after being given CBD.
A concussion cannot be seen on a scan, making it difficult to diagnose. But, if you’ve recently injured your head, your doctor will diagnose a concussion based on the symptoms that you are experiencing. Your doctor will likely ask you a series of questions in order to test your brain function. He or she may decide to order an MRI or CT scan to make sure that your brain is not bleeding.
CBD is a compound that’s extracted from the hemp plant and turned into an oil that can be used for therapeutic purposes. It’s legal in the United States and does not require a prescription, although you should absolutely tell your doctor if you intend to use it to treat a mild concussion.
What are the Signs of a Concussion?
The brain is vulnerable to concussions because its tissue is extremely soft and surrounded by spinal fluid. While the skull is there to protect the brain, sudden blows to the head cause the brain inside the skull to move around against the skull’s wall.
What is a Concussion?
Evan Cole Lewis, MD
Jenni Diamond, OT Reg. (Ont.)
Concussion and Cannabis: Could CBD be used following brain injury?
If you or a loved one are suffering from a concussion, be sure to speak to your physician or contact NCT to discuss which treatment options are best for you.
… medicinal cannabis may pose as an option for treating concussion-related chronic pain, specifically headaches.
Gabi Kaplan, Student Occupational Therapist