Recently I came across an article praising the usage of CBD Oil (Cannabidiol) for those suffering from degenerative disc disease and in general, Cervical Spondylosis Myelopathy. CSM is a little more complicated than just Cervical Spondylosis; this condition causes the nerve roots, as they become more and more compressed by degenerating discs, inflammation or irritated in general, to cause pain down the arms also known as a neuropathy or rediculaphy. These pains are not just painful but highly annoying to have weakness down the arms into the hands, pain in the arms at nerve locations (such as an upset ulnar nerve) and pins and needles in the hands at times. Some people also suffer from hands that dramatically change temperatures from hot to cold. They aren’t actually changing temperatures, it’s just due to nerves being forced to misfire.
After reading this article after I restarted my – albeit smaller – dosing of CBD oil. Dropping 2 drops AM and PM vs the recommended 3 drops until I’m more comfortable taking it with the Fentanyl. I am receiving much relief on 2 drops that this bottle should last forever. Due to me requiring such a high dose of CBD oil for any effect, I am using 1500mg Green Roads CBD Oil. This, in the past, has been the most effective for me compared to other brands. As I have 2 bottles of it, it should last 4-5 months under current dosing.
I also made a CBD Oil + aspercreme w/ lidocaine CBD massage gel to rub into the affected areas on the right side. This has also been quite effective at surface and joint pain once its fully rubbed in. Any CBD oil can be added to creams like that to achieve the same effects.
So while I am curtailing the usage of CBD at the moment, I have solutions that are working perfectly.