I have heard many anecdotal stories form my mesh pain patients that smoking marijuana alleviates their pain. Recent research is beginning to explain why. It is no longer just the fringe that is supporting this.

Throughout our central and peripheral nervous system we have nerves which synapse with other nerves and send signals. At the synapses where one nerve sends its signal to the next nerve there are receptors that control the transmission of the signal to the next nerve. All of our drugs that we use to treat pain work by activating or blocking receptors. In the human central nervous system there are endocannabiniod receptors which modulate pain signals in key areas of the brain, mid brain, brain stem and spinal cord.

Cannabidiol(CBD) is a cannabinoid found in marijuana. It is different than THC in that it is not psychoactive but it has the same pain benefit.

I would like to know if any meshpain patients have positive experiences with marijuana or CBD.

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