Pot Chronic Pain Neuropathic Relief Study Reviews Marijuana
Published: Sep 7, 2010
Pot chronic pain patients say marijuana eases neuropathic nerve damage.
Pot chronic pain neuropathic relief study reviews marijuana. Pot may ease chronic neuropathic pain, according to a new study. Chronic neuropathic pain is due to nerve damage where pot could used to east pain using medical marijuana.
Chronic neuropathic pain can be caused by physical damage to nerves when they do not regrow correctly. It is especially difficult to treat with traditional methods. During the study, they confirmed the apparent medicinal properties of pot, also known as Marijuana.
Neuropathic discomfort can be very painful. However, a the new study conducted by McGill University in Montreal included 21 people who suffered from this condition. These subjects were treated with different strengths of cannabis over a 3 month period. The study found, “A single inhalation of 25 mg of 9.4 percent tetrahydrocannabinol herbal cannabis three times daily for five days reduced the intensity of pain, improved sleep and was well tolerated.”
The highest strength used in this study was 9.4 percent. In addition, 6 percent and 2.5 percent were used and showed little effect. “This is the first time anyone has done a trial of smoked cannabis on an outpatient basis,” Mark Ware, stated the lead researcher, said in a statement. “They were not experienced marijuana users,” Ware said. “They came because they had severe pain that was not responding to any conventional treatment.”
Pain that is too great to fight using medications are leading to new a legalization of marijuana movement across the United States. There are 14 states where medical marijuana is legal. Researchers are hopeful that states where medical marijuana is legal, will increase the prescription of pot for chronic relief.