Cannabis for Neuropathic Pain
Neuropathy is a term used to describe a range of chronic conditions resulting from damage to nerves. Neuropathic pain, then, is the type of pain that results from this damage. Characterized by numbness and shooting, burning, jabbing, and tingling sensations, it can be very painful and debilitating.
Unfortunately, traditional treatments such as opioids, anti-inflammatories and anticonvulsants have had limited success in treating neuropathic pain. As a result, more and more people are now turning to medical cannabis for relief.
At Elios Clinics, we specialize in providing medical cannabis as a treatment for neuropathic pain. We believe that cannabis has unique abilities to modulate pain sensation and works by targeting specific manipulations of the central nervous system receptor systems.
Cannabis has also been shown to reduce inflammation, which is thought to play a major role in neuropathic pain. By reducing inflammation, cannabis can effectively aid in reducing symptoms of neuropathic pain.
Finally, cannabis has been shown to work well in conjunction with traditional therapies to help manage pain and provide greater relief than traditional therapies alone.
At Elios Clinics, we strive to help our patients find relief from neuropathic pain and provide personalized, compassionate care. Our goal is to help our patients find a safe and effective treatment for their symptoms.
If you are suffering from neuropathic pain, please contact us and find out if medical cannabis treatment may be the right option for you.
Neuropathic Pain Causes
Neuropathic pain can be caused by a range of conditions, including traumatic injuries, multiple sclerosis, diabetes and vitamin deficiencies. In some cases, it can be caused by a surgical procedure or by long-term use of prescription medication, such as those taken to treat cancer.
No matter what the cause of your neuropathy, it is important to seek medical attention to ensure that all possible treatments are explored.
Symptoms of Neuropathic Pain
Neuropathic pain is often characterized by burning and shooting sensations that can range from mild to severe. It can be very uncomfortable and even debilitating in some cases. Other symptoms may include numbness, tingling, electric sensations, and hypersensitivity to the touch.
Allodynia is a common symptom of neuropathic pain, which is the experience of pain from stimuli that would normally not be painful, such as light touch. Allodynia can be particularly difficult to treat and can be an indication of a more advanced form of neuropathy.
Paresthesia is another common symptom of neuropathy, which is the experience of electric-like shocks that travel through the body. These sensations can travel from the affected area to other parts of the body and can be very uncomfortable.
Hyperalgesia is also a common symptom of neuropathy, which is the experience of excessive pain from stimuli that would normally be mildly or moderately painful. This can make simple movements such as everyday tasks very difficult to perform.
Medical Cannabis as a Treatment for Neuropathy
Medical cannabis is increasingly being recognized as a safe and effective treatment for neuropathy, as well as a viable alternative to traditional treatments.
Cannabis has been found to have powerful pain-relieving effects, and its use has been widely studied and accepted among the medical community. This is due in part to its ability to target specific manipulations of the central nervous system receptor systems, modulating pain sensation.
In addition, cannabis has powerful anti-inflammatory properties, which can help to reduce inflammation and pain associated with neuropathy. Finally, cannabis has been shown to work well in conjunction with other treatments for managing pain, providing relief beyond traditional therapies.
At Elios Clinics, we understand how difficult it can be to live with neuropathy and chronic pain. That’s why we specialize in providing medical cannabis as a treatment for neuropathy. We believe it is our responsibility to help people find relief from their symptoms and get back to living their lives.