Treating Neuropathic Pain

Treating neuropathic pain is much different than treating most common pains such as from a headache or a broken bone. Common pains are most often treated with medications from aspirin to opioids. Neuropathic pain does not respond to these familiar pain medications.
 
Pain signals from damaged nerves, which send real, but faulty signals to the brain, must be treated with other options. The majority of patients with neuropathy pain are currently treated with two classes of medication – anti-depressants and anti-seizure medications – either alone or in combination.  Speak to your doctor about the options, but we recommend that you first consider anti-depressants as these may have less side effects. By using anti-depressants and/or anti-seizure medications most patients experience about 85% relief and a few are lucky with 100% relief.
 
A new and upcoming treatment for neuropathic pain is medical cannabis. At this writing it is legal in 29 states. If medical marijuana is legal in your state, this is also a good option to discuss with your doctor.
 
Below you will find a number of articles that discuss these options.

Medical Cannabis for Neuropathic Pain – Part 3 of 3

There is substantial evidence cannabis is effective for the treatment of neuropathic pain

Welcome back, this is the final article of the 3 Part series on The Use of Medical Cannabis for Neuropathic Pain. While many clinical studies have examined cannabis use, the research has been hampered by FDA regulations effectively prohibiting preclinical and clinical research on the botanical product that is now […]

Medical Cannabis for Neuropathic Pain – Part 2 of 3

Medical Cannabis for Neuropathic Pain

Welcome back to Part 2 of Medical Cannabis for Neuropathic Pain, a 3 part series.  Before we begin, it is important to recognize that Nov 8, 2016 marked more than a US presidential election.   By the end of the voting, more than half of the states in the union approved […]

Medical Cannabis for Neuropathic Pain – Part 1 of 3

Treating Neuropathic Pain with Medical Marijuana

The legalization of marijuana (cannabis) for medical use in 29 states and the District of Columbia (as of the writing of this article) has fueled a growing acceptance of marijuana as a treatment option for a number of conditions. Despite criticism of the programs (whether for prescribed medical conditions or recreational), […]

When Suffering from Neuropathic Pain Biofeedback May Be an Option

When suffering from Neuropathic Pain biofeedback may be a possible option. Patients who are considering opiates, which can turn out to be more of a problem than the disease – should read Andy Griffiths’ story (of TV fame) who notes the success of Biofeedback in his story (page 96ff) in the […]

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