Neuropathy, or nerve damage, can result from a wide range of conditions. While the group of conditions is irreversible, you can take steps to help prevent neuropathy or manage it through diet, lifestyle, and treatment. The newest studies show that if treating the initial inflammatory response with CBD, pain and peripheral neuropathy are suppressed. Peripheral neuropathy is nerve damage caused by a number of conditions. Health conditions that can cause peripheral neuropathy include arthritis, diabetes, infections, tumors, trauma, etc. CBD may be a safe therapeutic to treat neuropathic pain locally as well as block the acute inflammatory flares. The nerve damage behind neuropathy can happen in a variety of ways, affecting the nerve axons (along which impulses are conducted to other cells), myelin sheath (which covers and protects the axon), or a combination of both. The character and quality of neuropathic pain tends to be pain that’s burning or electric in character. The pain will often be associated with other symptoms, such as paresthesia (a lack of normal sensation associated with pain), allodynia (a painful response to a stimulus that wouldn’t normally trigger pain signals), and hyperalgesia (a dramatic or severe pain in response to a stimulus that normally causes mild pain). Current medication used to treat chronic nerve pain pose high risk of addiction and abuse. Research has linked the inflammation-reducing characteristics of CBD, and its ability to eliminate excessive immune-related oxidative stress in order to allow the body to better heal itself, to significant symptom reduction in neuropathy patients, as well as being a safer choice of prescription medication.

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