Medical Cannabis Services Australia

Neuropathic Pain

Have you been struggling
with pain?
Are you looking for an alternative
treatment option?

Medical Cannabis for Neuropathic Pain

Neuropathic pain (nerve pain) can affect your overall health and take control of your life if left untreated. Just because this burning pain comes and goes on its own doesn’t mean you shouldn’t treat it. Sometimes it can be chronic and unrelenting, so it is important to find relief and prevent symptoms from worsening. Otherwise, this painful condition may lead to disability or complications like depression, anxiety, and sleeping difficulty.

Living with pain is challenging. One in 20 Australians is affected by neuropathic pain. Understanding the causes and symptoms can help those people find a better treatment option and improve the quality of their life. However, nerve pain can get worse over time and it doesn’t always respond well to medications and conventional pain treatments. That’s why people suffering from neuropathic pain are urged to look for alternative options.

There’s no one-size-fits-all solution. Rather than focusing on one treatment option, you should adopt a multipronged approach. Multimodal therapy can help manage neuropathic pain by combining psychological treatment with physical therapy and medications.

What is Neuropathic Pain?

Neuropathic pain is caused by an illness, infection or injury and it can occur as a result of a nervous system disorder or nerve damage. The damage to nerves can impact nerve function not only at the place of the injury but also in surrounding areas. It may get better or worsen over time. Likewise, the pain may come and go or be constant.

While it often seems that there are no obvious causes, neuropathic pain can be associated with things like:

  • Chemotherapy
  • Amputation
  • Spine surgery
  • Facial nerve problems
  • Diabetes
  • HIV infection
  • Thyroid problems
  • Nerve compression
  • Arthritis in the spine
  • Vitamin B deficiency

What Are Common Symptoms of Neuropathic Pain?

While symptoms may be different, most people with this condition experience burning or shooting pain. Also, they usually have an increased sensitivity to cold, touch, and painful stimuli. Some people experience electric shock sensations, too. Neuropathic pain can also be accompanied by feelings like tingling sensations, numbness, or itching.

How Our Treatment Helps Manage Neuropathic Pain

Our treatment options are very popular with pain sufferers. That’s because it acts as a natural relaxant that doesn’t not only soothe chronic pain but also boosts energy and productivity. Furthermore, our treatments can regulate some body functions and improve sleep quality by increasing levels of serotonin naturally.

In the event of nerve damage, neuroreceptors send signals to the brain that something goes wrong. By reacting with neurotransmitter receptors, medical cannabis can help reduce inflammation and relieve pain. Even low doses of our treatment can reduce neuropathic pain. It is good news for people who do not respond well to conventional therapies. The effectiveness of cannabinoids in pain management is arousing the interest of a growing number of patients. 

If conventional pain-relieving therapies and medications failed, you should look for alternative treatment options.