Usually, pain happens as a result of injury or illness - for example, when you stub your toe your nervous system sends a message to the brain telling your toe to feel pain. The difference between how we normally experience pain and neuropathic pain is that with neuropathic pain there isn't an identifiable cause, the body sends the message to feel pain unprompted.
Neuropathic Pain can physically manifest in a range of ways, including:
Neuropathic Pain can be categorised under the following subcategories:
According to meta-analysis, there is a 30% - 50% reduction in overall pain and pain intensity in patients used medicinal cannabis as a treatment for chronic pain. As a result, cannabis can be identified as a beneficial treatment for those suffering from neuropathic pain, and can significantly improve their quality of life.
Some of the cannabis products that have shown to be beneficial treatments to Neuropathic Pain sufferers include:
They can be consumed as an oil, vape liquid, sprays and wafers.
If you or a loved one are suffering from Neuropathic Pain and are considering medicinal cannabis as a potential treatment, please speak to your GP or to one of our SAS accredited doctors here.