The newly-released cannabis pain patch targets apparently explainable pain associated with diabetic neuropathy and fibromyalgia. It is a completely new hope for patients because it is really difficult to treat these conditions.
Cannabis Offers Hope for Better Quality of Life
Nerve pain is a common symptom of many illnesses, including multiple sclerosis, celiac disease, fibromyalgia, and diabetes. Pain associated with these diseases drastically reduces the quality of lifestyle.
Take fibromyalgia for example:
The National Institutes of Health reveals that more than 5 million Americans suffer from fibromyalgia. This disorder is characterized by a lack of sleep, depression, headaches, fatigue, and deep tissue pain. This disorder is difficult to treat because there is no known cure.
The National Pain Foundation conducted an online survey that discovered that most fibromyalgia patients think that existing prescription drugs are useless. Numerous of participants in the survey were willing to try cannabis. In the graph below are shown the results of the survey.
The survey shows that cannabis is more effective than current FDA-approved drugs.
Moreover, this survey has shown that cannabis is very effective in treating nerve pain and diabetic neuropathy.
Cannabis Pain Patch Manages Therapeutic Cannabinoids
Cannabis Science, a Californian company, developed the cannabis pain patch that is a completely new treatment for nerve pain. The Cannabis Science Company has already launched two formulations of the patch for diabetic neuropathy and fibromyalgia patients.
This new medicine comes in a form of a paste patch that is applied to the skin. The patch delivers a particular dose of high potency CBD (cannabinoid) extract through the patient’s skin. Cannabinoids then move into the bloodstream. In the end, the cannabinoids penetrate the central nervous system offering pain relief.
Cannabinoids, the second major cannabinoid in marijuana after THC, has pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory properties, but no psychoactive effects. Still, recent research shows that cannabinoids can be a very effective treatment for different kinds of pain. Inflammatory pain can also be treated effectively with cannabinoids as well and some researchers have shown that it can be even more effective at treating inflammatory pain than traditional medication.
Research continues to support the powerful therapeutic properties of cannabis. The inventors of the cannabis pain patch hope this new powerful medicine is a great option for patients that are not comfortable with the psychoactive side-effects of oral cannabis options.
The cannabis plants are the best option in treating numerous illnesses for which typical treatments remain unsatisfactory.