Prefacing with YMMV (not trying to convert just inform)! This risk of affecting mental capabilities was the thing that stopped me from trying these products for years until my chiropractor rubbed a bit of CBD salve on my injured back. That woke me up to the relief these products can give, drove me to understand more and also gain awareness of the advances made since people got stuff from the weed man. The science these days is very precise and there are many strains bred to resolve specific symptoms - pain, appetite, sleep, anxiety, etc. I worked with a doctor and "farmacist" to explain my challenges (sleep, pain) and also to emphasize that I did not want to be high. The fact that it's all natural and easily recognized/metabolized by our bodies is a huge plus. I just don't mix with the pharmaceuticals because there just aren't enough studies about interactions.The tincture and salve have no mental-affecting capabilities
That really is the challenge, right? Also, I believe that insurance typically requires you to complete the standard recovery plan (because of that protocol, I had to fail the ever progressing treatment plans before I could get approved for TKA). If I run into issues later, insurance may not cover me if I haven't completed PT, so it's a delicate balance. I may get to the "no more PT" anyway because, truly, my most consistent progress has been when I take it easy with the exercise, walk daily and increase my ADLs slowly.Even though I knew about the BoneSmart approach my OS was all about PT and "whatever ROM you have when your scar turns silver is all the ROM you will ever have." He was the trained surgeon that has done many, many replacements, he must know what he's talking about right?
104 and 4 on Friday plus I was walking, limp free, without the cane and was able to go from sit to stand without holding on (hands folded across my chest). I think my ROM had regressed from the week before because I started work last Monday and sitting for long periods caused some swelling.What is your ROM at this point, @hawk2go ?