Friday, 18 March 2016

Cannabis Oil Remains An Option For Neuropathy Patients

Today's post from (see link below) adds to the growing pile of serious information, study results and proof that medical cannabis can be a friend to the neuropathy sufferer. By using the search button to the right of this blog, you will find many other articles about the effectiveness or not, of cannabis in relation to nerve pain. After that, you need to make your own decision. Most modern-thinking doctors will confirm that cannabis is a serious option and a good alternative to chemical drugs but local laws and availability may make it difficult to obtain, even with a prescription. Always do your research before making up your mind on this issue but if all else has failed to dampen your neuropathy symptoms, you may feel that you've little to lose by trying it.

Study: Cannabis Effectively Treats Neuropathic Pain 
Posted on March 13, 2014 by

A new study from researchers at the University of Glasgow in the UK shows what many medical cannabis patients have already discovered: Cannabis oil helps with neuropathy.

THC/CBD spray was administered to 128 patients, and a placebo was given to 118 people in the control group. The patients who used the cannabis spray reported improved sleep and significant improvement in pain levels. Overall, the treatment showed a statistically significant change in comparison to the

control group.

“These findings demonstrate that, in a meaningful proportion of otherwise treatment- resistant patients, clinically important improvements in pain, sleep quality and SGIC (Subject Global Impression of Change) of the severity of their condition are obtained with THC/CBD spray,” the researchers concluded. “THC/CBD spray was well tolerated and no new safety concerns were identified.”

This study focused on patients with allodynia, but cannabis has been shown to help with neuropathic pain associated other ailments, too. Here are just a few of the studies on the effect of cannabis on neuropathic pain:
A 2011 study of the effects of smoked cannabis on HIV neuropathy found statistically significant improvement in pain, as well as mood and daily functioning.
According to a 2010 study, post-traumatic and postsurgical neuropathic pain can be effectively treated by smoking cannabis.
In 2011, researchers found that vaporized cannabis, even in low doses, helped with general and peripheral neuropathy in patients who didn’t find relief from traditional treatment.
A 2004 study found a clinically relevant analgesic effect from THC pills on neuropathy associated with multiple sclerosis.

It’s clear from these studies that cannabis, however it’s administered, can significantly improve the lives of people suffering neuropathy, whatever the cause. It’s clear that we need wider access to medical cannabis, so everyone who suffers neuropathic pain can find the relief that only cannabis provides.

For more information on THC/CBD sprays, contact United Patients Group at

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