HOW CAN MEDICAL CANNABIS HELP WITH NEUROPATHIC PAIN?
Nerve pain can be difficult to live with. Medical cannabis can help patients by reducing the symptoms and the pain caused by nerve damage.
There are 3 types of nerves in the body: autonomic, motor and sensory nerves. Autonomic nerves are responsible for controlling involuntary or partially voluntary activities like heart rate, blood pressure, digestion and temperature. Motor nerves control the body’s movements by transmitting information between the brain and the spinal cord to the muscles. Sensory nerves transmit information from the skin and muscles to the brain and spinal cord, thus feeling pain and other sensations.
Symptoms of autonomic nerve damage may include:
- Inability to sense chest pain
- Excessive or too little sweating
- Dry eyes and mouth
- Dizziness Constipation
- Sexual dysfunction
- Bladder dysfunction
Symptoms of motor nerve damage may include:
- Muscle atrophy
- Feeling weak
Symptoms of sensory nerve damage may include:
- Tingling feeling
- Burning sensation
- Positional awareness problems
There are a variety of causes for nerve damage, including autoimmune diseases, cancer, trauma, diabetes, toxic substances, nutritional deficiencies, and infectious diseases. Nerve damage cannot be entirely cured, but it can be managed by reducing the symptoms with different treatments. Common treatments include regulating blood sugar levels for diabetic patients, correct nutrition, physical therapy, and autoimmune medication.
Managing nerve damage symptoms with medical cannabis
Medical cannabis can be an effective solution in reducing chronic nerve pain (neuropathy), by working on the areas of the brain that process sensory signals like pain. The body’s sensory receptors (endocannabinoids) are similar to the substances found in medical marijuana (cannabinoids). Cannabinoids can bind to the body’s receptors, stopping the nerve from transmitting pain signals to the brain. Although it is not considered a cure, it can help a patient manage their pain, and improving the quality of their daily life.
To know more about how medical cannabis can help with nerve damage and pain, talk to a healthcare practitioner using the below link. The healthcare practitioner will provide you a free face-to-face online consultation and can recommend a treatment plan that will work best according to your condition.