Neuropathic Pain

For patients suffering from neuropathic pain or nerve pain, medical marijuana has been found to be an effective method of relief.8 It can make nerve pain lessen which in turn helps patients to sleep better.9 Medical marijuana has been found to have fewer side effects than opioids including the possibility of physical dependence and death by overdose.10 “The pain conditions in which cannabinoids have been shown to be most effective are those caused by damage to the nervous system, either peripheral or central. That can include diabetic neuropathy, post-traumatic pain after surgery and HIV-associated neuropathy in the case of the peripheral system, and multiple sclerosis or a spinal cord injury for the central system.”11

8 Morrow, D. Treating Neuropathic Pain with Medical Marijuana. (n.d.) Treating Neuropathic Pain with Medical Marijuana. The Neuropathy Journal. Retrieved From: https://www.neuropathyjournal.org/neuropathic-pain-medical-marijuana/
9 Zamon, R. (2015, Sept 30). Medical Marijuana Can Be A Huge Help For People In Pain -- With A Few Stipulations. The Huffington Post. Retrieved From: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2015/09/30/medical-marijuana-for-pain_n_8015852.html
10 Morrow, D. Treating Neuropathic Pain with Medical Marijuana. (n.d.) Treating Neuropathic Pain with Medical Marijuana. The Neuropathy Journal. Retrieved From: https://www.neuropathyjournal.org/neuropathic-pain-medical-marijuana/
11 Zamon, R. (2015, Sept 30). Medical Marijuana Can Be A Huge Help For People In Pain -- With A Few Stipulations. The Huffington Post. Retrieved From: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2015/09/30/medical-marijuana-for-pain_n_8015852.html

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