"I have suffered spinal cord damage which has caused chronic pain and weakness in both legs. I’m currently taking tramadol and gabapentin, but I am wanting a change, if possible. If there is any info I can get, I would appreciate it! "
Cannabis helps thousands of people deal with neuropathic pain. However, the research regarding CBD and neuropathic pain is sparse. Although, in a study published in the British Journal of Pharmacology, researchers found that chronic administration of CBD prevented paclitaxel-induced neuropathy (PAC) (paclitaxel is a common chemotherapy agent which often causes neuropathic pain). Interestingly, they found that the cannabinoid receptors CB1 and CB2 were not involved in preventing the pain from developing. Rather, they concluded that CBD is protective against PAC-induced neurotoxicity mediated in part by the serotonin receptor system. Modulation of the serotonin receptor system is also the method that antidepressant drugs are thought to affect neuropathic pain.
However, there is a significant amount of research showing that Sativex — an oromucosal spray with 1CBD:1THC — effectively reduces neuropathic pain. In 2005, Sativex was approved in Canada for the treatment of central neuropathic pain in multiple sclerosis, and in 2007 for intractable cancer pain. Numerous randomized clinical trials have demonstrated safety and efficacy for Sativex in central and peripheral neuropathic pain, rheumatoid arthritis and cancer pain.
While I can’t testify to which CBD oil is best, I can advise on what to look for: 1. CO2 extraction 2. Whole plant philosophy 3. Organic hemp or cannabis 4. Clearly labeled
I hope this helps!
These CBD oils check the above boxes: