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Benefits of Medical Marijuana for Peripheral Neuropathy


More than 20 million Americans suffer from peripheral neuropathy, and that’s just confirmed cases. About 25-30% of Americans will suffer from neuropathy at some point in their lives, making this a pretty common condition.


Peripheral neuropathy is caused by damage to the nerves located outside of the brain and spinal cord. It can also result from traumatic injuries, inherited disorders, diabetes, infections, exposure to toxins, or metabolic problems.


Symptoms


A few of the symptoms associated with peripheral neuropathy include numbness or tingling in hands and feet, throbbing pain, sensitivity to touch, lack of coordination, and muscle weakness.


Many neuropathy patients report the feeling of wearing socks or shoes when they aren’t and pain in their feet when they walk or stand.


If the autonomic nerves are affected, symptoms can also include heat intolerance, excessive sweating or not being able to sweat, digestive problems, and drops in blood pressure, causing dizziness.


Peripheral neuropathy can be an extremely hindering condition to many people, making it much more difficult to complete their normal daily tasks. As you can imagine, pain while walking or standing can be extremely inhibiting.


Treatments


Peripheral neuropathy patients can improve their overall nerve health to ease their symptoms. The best way to do this is to adopt a healthy lifestyle.


Eating a balanced diet full of fruits and vegetables is a great way to boost your nerve health. Whole grains and lean protein are also great for your nerves.


Taking B-12 is another way to boost nerve health, as well as making sure you are getting enough exercise. Most doctors recommend spending between 30 minutes to an hour 3 times a week on exercise.


Medical Marijuana and Peripheral Neuropathy


Cannabis can also be a big help to patients with this condition. Marijuana can help alleviate painful symptoms by acting on the body’s endocannabinoid system.


THC and CBD are known for their anti-inflammatory properties which aid neuropathy patients by reducing inflammation, cramping, and stiffness.


Anxiety or depression may sometimes go hand-in-hand with neuropathy. Not being able to complete daily tasks without pain can be very hard on a person’s ego, and many people may start to feel helpless and ineffective.


Medical marijuana has been proven to help with anxiety and depression as well as sleep deprivation due to pain and other sleep disorders that neuropathy patients may experience.


Best Marijuana Strains for Peripheral Neuropathy


Peripheral neuropathy patients have some favorites when it comes to the best strains for their symptoms.


Some of the best strains include White Widow, AC/DC, Harlequin, Pennywise, and Sour Tsunami.


The reason these strains are effective specifically for peripheral neuropathy is due to their high CBD content.


Try It Today!


Ohio’s medical marijuana program is up and running! If you have any of the conditions approved by the state, what are you waiting for? You can book your evaluation with one of our physicians today.


If you reserve today, enjoy $25 off the cost of your appointment and start getting the relief you deserve. You can even do it from the comfort of your own home with our telemedicine option!


We’ll even refund the total appointment cost if you and your doctor conclude that medical marijuana isn’t right for you. You have nothing to lose, and a world of potential health benefits to gain!



 

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Here at Ohio Marijuana Card, our goal is to help everyone achieve wellness safely and conveniently through increased access to medical marijuana. Our focus on education, inclusion, and acceptance will reduce the stigma for our patients by providing equal access to timely information and compassionate care.


If you have any questions, call us at (866) 457-5559, or simply book a medical marijuana evaluation to start getting the relief you can trust today!


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