A new study by the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at NYU Grossman School of Medicine had revealed how a newly developed, orally absorbed tablet containing CBD has, effectively reduces shoulder pain after surgery, with no side effects such as anxiety and liver toxicity.
The tablet, named ORAVEXX, was found to safely manage pain after invasive rotator cuff surgery, in a study involving 99 participants between the ages of 18 and 75.
Out of the two groups, the group receiving the orally-absorbed CBD experienced on average 23% less pain as measured by the visual analog scale, when compared to the control group (the group that received a placebo). The group taking the CBD were required to take the pill three times a day for fourteen days after the surgery.
“It could be a new, inexpensive approach for delivering pain relief, and without the side effects of anti-inflammatory drugs like NSAIDs and addiction risks linked to opiates. Additionally, CBD has the benefit of pain relief without the psychotropic effects associated with THC or marijuana.” says lead investigator Michael J. Alaia, associate professor in the orthopedic surgery department at New York University.
Those who took the oral CBD tablet also reported lower pain and higher satisfaction with pain control when compared to those who received the placebo.
Moving forward, the researchers have already launched a second study to analyse the effectiveness of ORAVEXX on other chronic pain conditions and pain management issues, as well as looking how CBD can effect inflammation.
*Note* Lead investigator Michael J. Alaia has cautioned consumers against seeking out commercialized CBD products. “Our study is examining a well-designed, carefully scrutinized product under an investigational new drug application sanctioned by the FDA. This is currently still experimental medicine and is not yet available for prescription,” he adds.