Cannabis patches are now being used to treat fibromyalgia and reduce diabetic nerve pain. Fibromyalgia and diabetes often produce painful tingling sensations, and in a 2014 survey from the National Pain Foundation, cannabis was reported as the most effective analgesic for fibromyalgia patients who were willing to try medical cannabis. The patients who tried medical marijuana reported it as being more effective than traditional medications like Savella, Cymbalta, and Lyrica. A human trial involving 16 diabetic patients with foot neuropathy found medical marijuana provided dose-dependent relief for pain. Similar results have been noticed with in those who suffer from multiple sclerosis.
Patients already have access to cannabis pharmaceuticals, topical creams, and oral options, but now companies like Cannabis Science, Inc. are developing pain patches to deliver transdermal therapy that enters the bloodstream through the skin. They are currently creating different patches targeting both diabetic neuropathy and fibromyalgia. Mary's Medicinals also offer patches containing variations in cannabinoids.
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