Approximately 10 million people in the United States are affected by TMJ and the condition appears to be more common in women than men. Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) is characterize by pain and compromised movement of the jaw joint and the surrounding muscles.
TMJ is caused by teeth clenching, grinding, habitual gum chewing, misaligned teeth or trauma. Treatment for TMJ include physical therapy, bite guards and prescribed medications. Medications used to treat Temporomandibular joint disorder include Naproxen, Acetaminophen, Doxepin, Metaxalone and Diazepam.
Each prescribed medication contains negative side effects that include abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting,headache, dizziness, bruising, skin rash, swelling, ringing in the ears, loss of appetite, blurred vision, anemia, muscle weakness and tremors. CBD is a non-psychoactive compound derived from the hemp plant known for its potential therapeutic effects.
Studies show that CBD may help alleviate symptoms of TMJ without the negative side effects of prescribed medications. The endocannabinoid system is a network in the body composed of cannabinoids, which are cell receptors that primarily impact a person’s brain and central nervous system.
Endocannabinoids are chemical messengers that help maintain balance in your body. So, when you have an issue such as TMJ that’s marked by an increased pain and inflammation response, there may be some irregularities present in the endocannabinoid system that need to be adjusted.
Fortunately, CBD is an option that can help get your endocannabinoids back on track to promote a sense of relief. CBD’s anti-inflammatory effects suggest it could help relieve pain, and its anti-anxiety potential may help reduce jaw clenching, which can worsen TMJ.
Our AHS 1500mg CBD Tincture can be taken sublingually along with our AHS CBD custom cream that can be applied topically to help alleviate symptoms of Temporomandibular joint disorder. Always consult your primary care physician before starting a new treatment.
Our team of specialists are always available to provide you with education and answer any questions regarding CBD.