CBD Pain Patches for Fibromyalgia
Essentially, the patch creates an ultra-controlled release of the medication for patients suffering from fibromyalgia and diabetic neuropathy nerve pain.
How They Work – The CBD medications, which are essentially painkillers, will be dosed into the patient’s bloodstream through transdermal adhesive patches on the skin. The transdermal method is considered ideal for patients because it can pinpoint exact dosages better than other traditional methods such as oral, topical, intravenous and intramuscular. It also facilitates treating a particular part of the body that is afflicted by the disorders, as opposed to the whole body.
This can be done either by using a porous membrane to allow the medication slowly to be absorbed by the skin, or by implanting fine layers of the medicine in the adhesive that will ultimately melt with the user’s own body heat.
CBD As A Pain Reliever – CBD is one of the major active cannabinoids in cannabis, but unlike THC, it has NO psychoactive effects. It has proven over time that it can be an effective pain reliever, particularly for inflammatory pain. Inflammatory pain can affect those suffering from either fibromyalgia or peripheral neuropathy. Fibromyalgia, according to the Mayo Clinic, is “characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues.” Peripheral neuropathy happens when your peripheral nerves are damaged and often causes weakness, numbness and chronic pain, mostly in the hands and feet.
Both diseases are typically painful, but studies have shown CBD can be an effective pain-relief treatment for either disorder, mostly due to its anti-inflammatory effects.