There has been extensive research which suggests that certain strain can be used to treat a wide number of conditions. Attention has focused to how medicinal marijuana can help treat pain associated with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
This syndrome normally results in numbness in the hand, along with associated feels of tingling and nerve pain. There is often weakness in the affected hand, which can be debilitating, especially if the sufferer works in a profession which relies on their hand movements. People who suffer from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome are professionals who use a lot of repetitive movements, such as when using a mouse or keyword for a prolonged period of time over a period of months and years. It’s not just computer work to look out for. People who work on an assembly line for example, or even people who play sports such as tennis can be affected.
While conventional treatment options do reduce some of the symptoms that people suffer, many do not achieve any sort of relief. It can get so bad for some that they even consider going under the knife. Even if sufferers take the surgery option, there is no guarantee that it could reduce symptoms they experience. This is why some people are turning to cannabis.
How Can Cannabis Help?
The pain that a patient feels in their wrist is due in part to the inflammation of the carpal ligaments. Conventional treatment options focus on pain reduction and a doctor can prescribe steroidal drugs or opioids to help counteract this. There is a chance though that the sufferer may become dependent on these opioids, which could be deeply worrying. This is why cannabis is being touted as a replacement treatment option for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, as cannabis can reduce the pain, but is not addictive.
There have been plenty studies that point to the benefits of cannabis in pain reduction. For example, in a study conducted by the American Academy of Neurology, found that medicinal marijuana can be advantageous in the treatment and pain reduction associated with muscle spasms and the accompanying stiffness in MS sufferers.
Despite the potential addiction that opioids can cause, doctors are still able to prescribe them. If you don’t wish to “run the gauntlet” with these opioids, we’d recommend finding your nearest dispensary (use the dispensaries near me tool on Cannabis.net) and they will be able to help you select a strain that will be suitable for you to use to reduce the pain that you feel. If you have never used cannabis before, don’t worry! You don’t need to smoke it. It is possible to consume the cannabis orally, or by vaping, or even topically. We are sure you will be able to find a suitable method to use the cannabis to achieve the pain relieving benefits that medicinal marijuana provides.