Cannabis Pain Patch For Fibromyalgia And Nerve Pain relief

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The pain from fibromyalgia can be debilitating. For those who suffer from the illness, it can seem like nothing will help alleviate the symptoms. However, cannabis has been shown to reduce inflammation, target specific areas of pain and, due to the reduction in symptoms, allow for more mobility than previously possible. With much of the country able to gain legal access to medical cannabis, soon, many sufferers will be given a new option for medical treatment.

Anyone suffering from fibromyalgia will tell you it can be devastating. On some days, simple chores like doing laundry or making breakfast can be exhausting, if not downright impossible. Just ask Teri Robnett, a Denver-based medical marijuana patient’s rights advocate who runs the Rx MaryJane blog:

“There used to be days that I didn’t feel like I could get through the day. I just wanted to cry and go back to bed.”

Robnett is not alone in her experience. The National Pain Foundationconducted a survey in 2014 of over 1,300 patients. Remarkably, nearly a third — 30 percent of respondents — reported having used medical cannabis.

Of the more than 390 survey participants who had used cannabis, compared to FDA-approved pharmaceuticals, far more people reported cannabis as being effective:

–> 62% reported cannabis as “very effective” in treating their symptoms
–> 33% reported that cannabis “helped a little”
–> Only 5% said it did not help at all

Contrast these results to FDA-approved medications:

–> A mere 8 – 10% reported Cymbalta, Lyrica, or Savella as “very effective”
–> 60 – 68% responded those drugs “[did] not help at all”

No wonder “big pharma” is scared of cannabis! In the hierarchy of evidence, a survey is not weighted the same as a random-controlled trial (RCT). However, given the relative safety profile of cannabis and absence of adverse side effects compared to the FDA-approved medications, the data clearly suggests more research is warranted.

A company that specialises in the use of cannabis as a form of medication have come up with a revolutionary pain patch that can be used to treat diabetic nerve pain and symptoms of fibromyalgia. This could change the way cannabis is viewed in the medical world forever.

Cannabis has been used as an all-purpose homeopathic remedy for centuries. Over time, evidence suggests that the plant was an herbal remedy for psycho-neurological disorders, breast cancer, rheumatism,  sexual disorders, and painful complications related to childbirth. Now, this ancient tool has a new, modern application. A cannabis patch is now available for patients with fibromyalgia and diabetic nerve pain.

The new medications are designed to be administered as transdermal patches, which are basically adhesive patches that are stuck to the skin and release certain chemicals over time to help combat neurological nerve pain associated with diabetes and fibromyalgia. Using this medium means a controlled dose of the medication can be administered on a daily basis, with no negative side effects discovered so far.

In this day and age, most people are aware of the powerful medicinal benefits of Cannabis. Cannabis is being studied in almost every aspect for its benefits against cancer. But this new method of cannabis treatment is some serious medical technology.

Cannabis for fibromyalgia & nerve pain

Fibromyalgia and diabetic neuropathy have a couple of things in common. Both conditions involve seemingly unexplainable pain, tingling, and can drastically reduce your quality of life.

Early research suggests that cannabis may have powerful therapeutic effects for both conditions, and this new pain patch offers a novel new approach for conditions that are incredibly difficult to treat.

A 2014 survey from the National Pain Foundations found that cannabis was considered the most effective pain medication by fibromyalgia patients who were willing to experiment with the herb.

Not all survey respondents had consumed cannabis. However, those that had suggested that the herb worked better at managing pain than the leading prescriptions for fibromyalgia, including Savella, Cymbalta, and Lyrica.

Small human trials of cannabis for diabetic neuropathy have also been successful. A study of 16 patients with diabetic neuropathy of the feet found the herb successfully reduced pain symptoms in a dose-dependant manner. The cannabis plant has successfully reduced nerve pain associated with conditions like multiple sclerosis as well.

While expensive cannabis-based pharmaceuticals are already available in some countries for the treatment of nervous disorders, most canna-curious patients are stuck with topical creams and oral cannabis options, which can be a little strong for the daytime.

Now, one innovative company, Cannabis Science, has released a revolutionary new topical application of cannabis medicines.

Cannabis Science designs an infused pain patch

Cannabis Science, Inc. is a pharmaceutical research company that works to develop innovative new cannabis medicines. In November of 2016, they announced their most recent project, a transdermal patch that delivers powerful pain-fighting medicine through the skin and into the bloodstream.

The company has two new patches in mind, one for fibromyalgia and one for diabetic neuropathy. While both of these patches will contain cannabinoids, each formulation and delivery method will be designed to most effectively manage symptoms of the respective illness.

In a press release announcing the new pain patch, Cannabis Science CEO Raymond Dabney explains, The development of these two new pharmaceutical medicinal applications are just the tip of the iceberg for what we see as the future for Cannabis Science.

While we strive to increase our land capacity for growth and facilities to produce our own product to supply our scientists with proprietary materials to make these formulations, we are also busy researching more potential needs for Cannabis related medical applications and developing the methods for delivery of these medications.
Earlier in 2016, Cannabis Science began recruiting for a study on inhaled cannabis preparations for patients with asthma and lung diseases like COPD.

Cannabis Science is also not the first company to look into the transdermal applications of cannabis. Mary’s Medicinals got there first, offering cannabis-infused pain patches to medical cannabis patients in Colorado, Arizona, Nevada, Washington, Michigan, and Oregon. The company also hopes to offer their patches in California soon.

Related Article:

–> 5 Facts about CBD oil and fibromyalgia

–> Marijuana-Infused Gum For Fibromyalgia Pain Relief

Cannabis is Legal in the following 26 US States

Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode island, Vermont, Washington​ And Washington DC. All have either medical or recreational laws on the books.

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