As opiates and marijuana function in two separate ways, they can work together as complementary analgesic medications. Marijuana cannabinoids can reduce inflammation around damaged nerves by acting directly on injured tissues. A patient with post-laminectomy syndrome is a good example of this. The result of surgically releasing a compressed nerve may be significant pain relief. However, after a few months to a year, scar tissue around the nerve can develop, resulting in chronic leg pain for which there is no surgical solution.I strongly suggest you to visit House of Dank Medical Cannabis – Bel-Air, Detroit to learn more about this.
It seems that marijuana therapy works well for peripheral neuropathic pain. In case studies, peripheral neuropathy caused by diabetes, HIV, and post-surgical scarring reacted well to medical marijuana. Allodynia is a form of neuropathic pain that affects MS patients and causes severe pain in response to normally non-painful stimuli.
Opiates haven’t been shown to help with neuritis and neuropathy, but marijuana has been shown to help with HIV-related neuropathy and diabetic neuropathy. Amputees’ phantom pain, causalgias, neuralgias, and disorders like trigeminal neuralgia have all been helped by THC.Chronic cancer pain has also been helped by medical marijuana. Oral THC at 5 to 10 mg was found to be as effective as 60mg of Codeine in treating terminal cancer pain in a study at the University of Iowa.
One obvious question is whether marijuana relieves pain simply because patients are no longer concerned about it. Do marijuana’s psychoactive effects simply change a patient’s perspective on pain and cause them to “ignore” it? The patient will then concentrate on other items. Patients in case studies have reported that taking opiates for chronic pain causes depression as well as other side effects including constipation.
Is it so bad if medical marijuana relieves pain partially by working directly on inflamed and injured nerves and partially by merely encouraging patients to concentrate on more pleasurable aspects of life for a patient with debilitating diabetic or chemotherapy-induced neuropathy?
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