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What is Neuropathy?
Neuropathy is when the nerves within your body, specifically the nerves outside of your spinal cord and brain, are damaged. This damage often leads to pretty significant systems. The nerves which are damaged are typically responsible for sending info between your nervous system within the brain and spinal cord to the rest of your body. As a result, damage to these nerves often leads to great discomfort, pain, and weakness. Fortunately, the state of Florida recognizes neuropathy as a qualifying condition for medical marijuana. If you or a loved one are interested in consulting with a Florida medical marijuana doctor about treating neuropathy with cannabis, take our qualifying survey today!
Symptoms of Neuropathy
Symptoms of Neuropathy can include, but are not limited to:
- Pins and needles sensation
- Extreme sensitivity to touch
- Burning sensation
- Sharp pain
- Difficulty with balance
- Muscle weakness
- Muscle paralysis
- Excessive sweating
- Trouble controlling bowels
- Increased heart rate
Neuropathy and Medical Marijuana
The endocannabinoid system plays an important role in treating neuropathy, by maintaining the homeostasis of the body and plays a direct role in symptoms of neuropathy, such as inflammation and pain. The use of cannabis and the resulting cannabinoids, CBD and THC, have shown significant promise in treating neuropathic pain.
Side Effects of Cannabis for Neuropathy
Side effects of marijuana use can include changes in:
- Reaction Time
Read what others say about Medical Marijuana and Neuropathy
Neuropathy is the name for a group of disorders that cause pain, numbness and other abnormal feelings. With a range of painful and uncomfortable symptoms, living with neuropathy can be unsettling. Luckily, the state of Florida recognizes neuropathy as a qualifying condition for medical marijuana, which may significantly reduce its symptoms and...
Margaret, 89Summerfield Medical Marijuana Doctor– 2 months on medical cannabis– Severe and chronic pain, arthritisI have suffered terribly with post-herpetic neuropathy (after-shingles nerve damage), causing pain at night that is easily a 9/10 on a scale of 10, plus severe arthritis, back and leg pain. Since taking CBD tincture for two months, I...
T.M., 53St. Petersburg Medical Marijuana Doctor– 5 months on medical cannabis– Neuropathy, blood disorder, panic disorder, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes– Previously treated with opiatesI sought pain relief from opiates for more 12 years, per my neurologist. They were doing no good for my pain nor my health, more...
Elizabeth, 42Tallahassee medical marijuana doctor– 3 months on medical cannabis– Epilepsy, Neuropathy, Migraines, AnxietyI can’t give enough positive feedback for people in my [medical cannabis] experience. I’m not being treated solely for epilepsy, I am being treated for multiple conditions, from neuropathy to migraines, anxiety, and...
R.G., 67Summerfield Medical Marijuana Doctor– 1 1/2 months on medical cannabis– Neuropathy, Severe Osteoarthritis– Previously treated with OTC pain relieversSevere osteoarthritis is the reason I have had a partial knee replacement, a total hip replacement and a lumbar laminectomy and fusion to relieve a pinched nerve. The nerve has...