Relief From Neuropathic Pain Using Cannabis


More patients than ever are trying cannabis for neuropathic pain and meeting with successful relief of painful symptoms. Neuropathy is a disease or injury to the nerves. It results in a state of chronic neuropathic pain that affects every aspect of an individual’s way of life. It’s often called “nerve pain” because the condition stems from actual nerve damage. This is often the result of other conditions such as cancer, multiple sclerosis, or diabetes. Unfortunately, a study in Pain (2013) [1]Hecke, O. van, et al. “Neuropathic Pain in the General Population: A Systematic Review of Epidemiological Studies.” PAIN®, No Longer Published by Elsevier, 26 Nov. … Continue reading jQuery(‘#footnote_plugin_tooltip_5029718_2_1’).tooltip({ tip: ‘#footnote_plugin_tooltip_text_5029718_2_1’, tipClass: ‘footnote_tooltip’, effect: ‘fade’, predelay: 0, fadeInSpeed: 200, delay: 400, fadeOutSpeed: 200, position: ‘top center’, relative: true, offset: [-7, 0], }); found that as many as ten percent of Americans suffer from neuropathic pain. In 2021 researchers reported that 20.2% of Americans suffer chronic pain, of which neuropathic pain is one type.   Neuropathic Pain Caused by Injury The most common cause of nerve pain is physical injury. Damage to a nerve resulting from an injury can leave it crushed or compressed, causing pain in the area of the injury and radiating to elsewhere. Even after the injury itself has healed, nerve damage can be long lasting. It can take months, or even years, for the nerve to be fully repaired.   Basically any injury that causes a nerve pathway to narrow or compress could become neuropathic. Some common causes of neuropathic pain are: Broken or dislocated bones Injury to tissue, muscles, or joints Slipped discs Neuropathic Pain Caused by Disease Arthritis, and other conditions can cause neuropathy. However, one of the most prevalent causes of neuropathy in the United States is diabetes. The disease often causes mild to severe nerve…

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