There are various causes of nerve damage. Some conditions like cancer, diabetes, autoimmune diseases and motor neuron disease are just a few examples of the types of diseases that can cause nerve damage. Treatment for nerve damage often also depends on the type of nerve damage. Some forms of treatment might include opioid pain relievers, antidepressants, acupuncture, meditation, physical therapy, regulating blood sugar levels and certain anti-seizure drugs.
Best Method of Ingestion for This Condition
While it is important to treat the cause of nerve damage to actually cure it in patients, it is also important to note the benefits of medical marijuana in treating various symptoms of nerve damage that other medications do not do or have difficult side effects. Research has shown that marijuana provides effective relief for the pain associated with nerve damage. One recent study found that three puffs a day of marijuana will help relieve nerve pain and help people with nerve damage sleep better. Other symptoms people with nerve damage experience that marijuana has shown to be effective for include depression, spasticity and insomnia.
Since research is still limited, there is debate about the best method of consumption. Many patients report getting the most relief from smoking or vaporizing. This also provides them with the most immediate relief. However, other patients felt more relief after ingesting an edible. Edibles will affect the body more, and effects will last for longer than smoking or vaporizing. Some patients will prefer to smoke if they experience a lot of pain or discomfort and eat an edible to help combat the pain throughout the day.
Disclaimer: Nerve damage is a condition characterized by severe and chronic pain. Severe pain is a condition approved for medical marijuana treatment in Nevada. See a list of all state-approved medical marijuana conditions. (8/29/16)