Peripheral neuropathy is a condition that affects the peripheral nervous system’s ability to transmit sensory information from the various parts of the body to the brain and back. This system is responsible for transmitting many of the body’s signals for pain, danger, and environmental conditions, warning us of impending danger or a persistent threat. When this system is damaged, the condition is known as peripheral neuropathy.
Peripheral neuropathy may be caused by several factors including tumors, autoimmune disorders, genetic factors, alcoholism, and more. People with peripheral neuropathy may also be unable to digest food properly, and experience pain, tingling, and overall weakness. In more advanced cases, the patient may loss muscle mass, experience organ failure, and even become paralyzed.
Marijuana my able beneficial for helping peripheral neuropathy patients deal with the pain of the condition, in some cases, marijuana may also help improve the patient’s state-of-mind and provide a more positive outlook.