Neuropathy, or nerve damage, can cause intrusive symptoms like electrical pain, numbness, and tingling. At Relief Clinic, with offices in Auburn, Maine, and Summerfield, Florida, the team of premier medical marijuana specialists offers comprehensive exams to help you get the treatment you need. To learn more about the medicinal benefits of medical marijuana, call the office in your state or click the provided online scheduler now.
Neuropathy is nerve damage. This damage can occur in many areas, but peripheral neuropathy is the most common form. This type of neuropathy, which has more than 100 subtypes, affects the peripheral nerves in your arms, hands, feet, and legs (most often, the legs and feet).
The symptoms of peripheral neuropathy can include pain in your extremities (arms, hands, legs, feet). The pain can vary in frequency and intensity, but many patients describe the pain as stabbing, burning, throbbing, or ice pick-like. Along with the pain, you may also experience other issues due to nerve damage, such as:
Peripheral neuropathy can start with occasional pain and twinges but often worsens over time until you’re living with severe nerve pain on a near-daily basis. If you have a condition that causes peripheral neuropathy (for example, diabetes), you may also have other frustrating medical issues that affect your quality of life.
Recent studies show that medical marijuana can have impressive effects in people with neuropathy, including pain relief, insomnia relief, and improved day-to-day physical function. These beneficial effects were noted even in people who didn’t get good results with traditional medical approaches.
Medical experts believe that the cannabinoids in medical marijuana bind to specific cannabinoid receptors in your brain and nervous system. This, in turn, eases your pain and other disruptive neuropathy symptoms.
Relief Clinic has offices in two states, Florida and Maine. The knowledgeable and dedicated team includes experts in the medical marijuana laws of both states who can perform a comprehensive evaluation and make a diagnosis to determine whether you qualify.
Both states have clauses in their medical marijuana laws allowing qualified medical professionals like those at Relief Clinic to evaluate medical needs and issue prescriptions based on that. So, many conditions that cause chronic pain or other debilitating symptoms qualify.
In addition, your treatment approach may involve both medical marijuana and other alternative approaches.
To learn more about how to get your medical marijuana card in Florida or Maine, call Relief Clinic or click on the online booking tool now.