Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and Cannabidiol (CBD) may be controversial to some in the sports medicine world — but their applications in injury rehabilitation and prevention are endless.
Dr. Benjamin Cowin (DC, MS, ATC, ICSC, CAFS) is a worldwide leader in the use of THC and CBD in the practice of sports medicine. Dr. Cowin has served the Mile High City for nearly a decade, though he has been practicing for more than 20 years.
Dr. Cowin proudly practices at Action Spine & Sports Medicine in the heart of Denver, Colorado, on the edge of the River North Art District (RiNo).
What is THC?
Tetrahydrocannabinol (abbreviated THC) in the psychoactive compound found in the Cannabis plant. THC is helpful with certain sports-related injuries for a multitude of reasons, not just because of its psychological calming effects.
6 of the most common health benefits of THC:
- Pain relief
- Quality sleep
- Neuroprotection (brain health & protection)
- Antispasmodic – decreases muscle spasms
What is CBD?
Cannabidiol (abbreviated CBD) is the non-psychoactive compound found in the Cannabis plant. While CBD is not a miracle drug, it’s ability to truly impact the body without significant side effects does make it seem like it! Only with the science to support it.
12 of the most common health benefits of CBD:
- Pain relief
- Brain health
- Heart health
- Gut health
- Diabetes prevention
Dr. Cowin uses CBD and THC to treat and prevent injuries in his patients. He looks forward to CBD and THC’s widespread use in sports medicine in the not-so-far future.