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Neuropathy

Treating Neuropathy with Medical Marijuana

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!

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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
  • Twitching
  • Cramps
  • Excessive sweating
  • Trouble controlling bowels
  • Increased heart rate
  • Dizziness
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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. 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30526755

 

Side Effects of Cannabis for Neuropathy

Side effects of marijuana use can include changes in:

  • Sleep
  • Fatigue
  • Memory
  • Appetite
  • Mood
  • Reaction Time
  • Paranoia

Medical Marijuana Doctor Near Me

If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with Neuropathy in Florida and are interested in how medical marijuana may be able to help you, take our qualification survey and schedule an appointment today!

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Read what others say about Medical Marijuana and Neuropathy

Margaret, 89, Summerfield

Margaret, 89
Summerfield Medical Marijuana Doctor

– 2 months on medical cannabis
– Severe and chronic pain, arthritis

I 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 have NO shingles pain during the night and, for the first time in almost 5 years, I’m getting a full night’s sleep! I also have days where I feel better all over than I have in the past 20 years! I find the results miraculous and the answer to a prayer. My quality of life has totally changed for the good.

T.M., 53, St. Petersburg

T.M., 53
St. Petersburg Medical Marijuana Doctor

– 5 months on medical cannabis
– Neuropathy‎, blood disorder, panic disorder, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes
– Previously treated with opiates

I sought pain relief from opiates for more 12 years, per my neurologist. They were doing no good for my pain nor my health, more habit than relief. I have multiple disorders and am completely disabled, unable to work. I began to realize the pain killers were killing me, not the pain, and slowing me down.

I have long believed in the medical uses of marijuana. If only our state government and federal government would just stay out of it. I learned to listen to body and it tells me what works for what hurts, and pills only kill people, it only delays the pain and harms the body where natural herbal treatment has helped from day ONE! No side effects, I am still working on finding the right levels for me, but that will come in time, for now it is working better than any pill ever did.

I found it disheartening to have lost my younger brother in 2001 to opiates at his age of 31, after his abuse and overdose I began to wonder if Florida was ever going to see the truth of natural remedies for pain are much better and effective at controlling the pain. I haven’t ever heard of overdosing on pot. In my opinion it’s more than just good for pain, but does not affect the bodily functions as do many other drugs. It has only helped through and through, finally relief I can believe in.

Thank you. No more opiates. I have a blood disorder, panic disorder, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. My day starts with pain and my activity is limited, yet I’m lucky to still be here, at least I’ve found something good in natural medicine rather than poppy seed derivatives or worse. I worked in field service for 16 years after five years of communications electronics working on the bench to component level design and test. I needed movement in my day! Now I’m lucky to to still be able to walk. I do have diabetes, and the neuropathy came from massive blood clot pulmonary, COPD, etc. Cannabis is certainly been the best treatment for my condition so far without a doubt.

 

Elizabeth, 42, Tallahassee medical marijuana clinic

Elizabeth, 42
Tallahassee medical marijuana doctor

– 3 months on medical cannabis
– Epilepsy, Neuropathy, Migraines, Anxiety

I 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 many others. My anxiety and all have been controlled since I started using cannabis. I was confined to my house at times due to the anxiety being so high that I couldn’t go out and function with society. Now due to a vape pen I go out anytime with my service animal. I thank God and these people for the help. I ask that you don’t jump to judgement, for when there comes a time that nothing works on your body or your mind any more, can you turn somewhere else? Somewhere positive. That somewhere was here! Thank you thank you thank you! I cannot recommend the vape pens enough if you deal with extreme pain or extreme anxiety. I cannot recommend these people enough. Give them a chance. What a prayer answered, thank you Jesus! Thank you to Dr. Dorn and all the people that work and deliver. God bless you all!