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  • September 05, 2022 5 min read

    CBD for Pelvic Pain, Sciatica & More: How Rectal Suppositories Could Help

    CBD products are familiar to many, but CBD rectal suppositories are emerging to tackle low abdomen pains such as pelvic and sciatica. The article explains how CBD helps handle pelvic pain and sciatica conditions by highlighting CBD, pelvic pain, sciatica, and rectal suppositories. Furthermore, the article explains how CBD interacts with the body to relieve pelvic and sciatica pains, CBD suppositories for pelvic and sciatica pain, other forms of CBD for the pains, and more benefits of CBD.

    CBD products have expanded marketing from normal CBD topicals, gummies, tinctures, and oils to infused suppositories with CBD. It has gained momentum in the health field since it can relieve conditions such as chronic pain, anxiety, sciatica pain, and inflammation formed in the body. Most people, especially ladies, are now aware of the growing trend of placing CBD-infused suppositories where the sun never shines. CBD has analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties that relieve chronic pain, such as pelvic pain, sciatica pain, muscle pain, ulcers ache, and other pain imbalances in the system.

    Understanding CBD, Pelvic Pain, Sciatica, And Rectal Suppositories

    CBD is an active chemical compound existing naturally in the cannabis plant. It is extracted mostly from the leaves and flowers of the hemp plant since the plant contains a higher concentration of CBD and a lower concentration of THC. Moreover, THC is another famous compound of cannabis that is associated with the "high" sensation experienced after using cannabis.

    CBD, unlike THC, has no psychoactive properties, but it portrays health properties such as analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anti-depressant, anti-oxidative, and anti-dependency properties. All these properties make it best suited for tackling chronic conditions such as pelvic pain or sciatica.

    Pelvic pain occurs mostly in the regions surrounding the lady's reproductive organs. Furthermore, it rarely occurs in men. It can be caused by various factors, mainly an infection around the organ, pain in the pelvic bone, or non-reproductive organs like the colon or urine bladder. In women, it can be caused by a miscarriage, an STD, menstrual cramps, ovulation, PID (pelvic inflammatory disease), and ectopic pregnancy. In rare cases in men, it can be caused by prostatitis, kidney infections, and testicular disorders.

    Sciatica refers to chronic pain that occurs along the path of the sciatic nerve, which is located in your lower abdomen, mostly around the hips and buttocks. It is mainly caused by the spinal disorder, which compresses the nerves resulting in inflammation and pain. These create ways for other infections to attack if not treated.

    Havaldar et al. (2015) stated that rectal suppositories are medication inserted through the buttocks to the rectum. They have different shapes and sizes. Additionally, they are infused with various medications depending on the problem.

    How CBD Interacts with the Body for Pelvic and Sciatica Pains

    According to Watkins & Abeline (2019), upon ingestion or rectal intake of CBD, it interacts with lower abdomen proteins and the central nervous system mandated for pain relief. Pelvic and sciatica pain causes inflammation around the lower body parts, resulting in impulses transmitted to the brain and the endocannabinoid system (ECS).

    The ECS is responsible for maintaining internal body balance (homeostasis) by alleviating inflammation, pain, and anxiety. Sometimes, the body cannot efficiently maintain homeostasis at a chronic stage like pelvic and sciatica inflammation. Therefore, CBD interacts with CB2 receptors responsible for pain relief by increasing the production of body endocannabinoids. The endocannabinoids bind with the receptors to tackle the imbalance. After that, it blocks the dissolving of the body's endocannabinoids by enzymes resulting in more time to relieve pelvic pain.

    CBD also interacts with brain neurons, reducing pain signaling from the lower abdomen, thus regulating how the brain perceives pelvic and sciatica pain. This causes a calm and relaxing feeling for the patient.

    CBD Rectal Suppositories for Pelvic and Sciatica Pains

    CBD can be infused in many products such as oils, lotions, creams, and even medical suppositories. Grove et al. (2020) explained that CBD oil is obtained from the cannabis plant at lower temperatures and added to suppositories ingredients during extraction. This mixture hardens, thus forming CBD rectal suppositories. The product is created at low heat since CBD is an active compound, thus sensitive to direct heat. Furthermore, higher temperatures degrade the composition of the compound, thus reducing its efficacy.

    Most older people use CBD rectal suppositories to treat pelvic and sciatica pains; they may have complications in swallowing medications. Some people prefer it to bypass the natural, earthy oil flavor associated with CBD oil and other cannabinoids. In addition, medication delivered with a suppository works instantly. Hence the CBD product is inserted in the rectum, it melts very fast inside the body due to body heat, and CBD compounds are absorbed directly into the bloodstream. Within a few minutes, the pelvic and sciatica pain is reduced.

    Other CBD Forms for Pelvic and Sciatica Pain

    Some people are uncomfortable using rectal suppositories for pain relief in the lower abdomen. Therefore, there are other ways to administer CBD for pelvic and sciatica pain. Although they may not be as quick and effective as CBD suppositories, the results may be similar

    • CBD oil and tinctures are taken sublingually, thus bypassing the digestive tract. A few drops of oil are placed under the tongue for 60 seconds, allowing CBD to quickly be absorbed through the mucous membrane of the mouth to the bloodstream.
    • CBD topicals include lotions and creams, which are infused with CBD and are applied directly to the skin around the pelvic bone, reproduction organs, and for sciatica pains in the buttocks, spinal cord, and around the thighs. It takes around 90 minutes for the effects to kick in since the compound takes time to be absorbed by skin tissues and then interact with pelvic pain receptors.
    • CBD edibles, such as gummies, foods, and drinks, allow you to take CBD with a delicious flavor, masking the unpleasant flavor associated with cannabis. It takes time for the effects to be felt because the compound has to be gut-processed before being absorbed into the bloodstream.
    • CBD capsules and soft gels are pills with a gelatin casing that masks in CBD powder and oil. Like edibles, they take time before effects take place; 2-3 hours.

    More Benefits of CBD

    Crossland & Brett. (2022) noted that CBD is not only known for alleviating chronic pain but is also known for controlling symptoms associated with conditions such as cancer treatment, Parkinson's disease, GAD (generalized anxiety disorder), PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), arthritis, insomnia, acne, IBD (Inflammation Bowel disease), diabetes, and cardiac inflammation. It can control these problems by providing the following:

    • Reducing anxiety and depression.
    • Lowering blood pressure.
    • Increasing insulin body level.
    • Improving sleep quality.
    • Boosting the body's immune system.
    • Acts as neuroprotective.
    • Boost brain memory.
    • It is not a dependent medication.


    Many forms of CBD-infused products are available in many dispensaries and convenience stores. CBD rectal suppositories are popular for relieving pelvic pain, mostly in women with pelvic bone and reproductive organ complications. Furthermore, it is quick and effective in relieving chronic pains caused by pelvic and sciatica complications. However, if you are uncomfortable with rectal intake, other forms of CBD are suited to tackle the pain disorders, such as CBD oils, CBD topicals, CBD-infused gummies and foods, and CBD capsules. CBD interacts with body receptors, especially the ECS, to alleviate the pain imbalance in the lower abdomen to alleviate these pains.


    Havaldar, V. D., Yadav, A. V., Dias, R. J., Mali, K. K., Ghorpade, V. S., & Salunkhe, N. H. (2015). A rectal suppository is an effective alternative for oral administration. Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology, 8(6), 759-766.


    Watkins, A. R. (2019). Cannabinoid interactions with ion channels and receptors. Channels, 13(1), 162-167.

    Crossland, B. (2022). The effects of cannabidiol on performance measures following eccentric exercise (Doctoral dissertation).