Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy

Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP) is an acquired immune-mediated inflammatory disorder of the peripheral nervous system.  CIDP is where immune cells, which normally provide protection from foreign antibodies, end up attacking the nerves in the body instead. Because of this constant attack, the nerves begin to fail and respond very weakly to stimuli, causing numbnessing, tingling, pain, progressive muscle weakness, reflex loss, fatigue and abnormal sensations. CIDP has the tendency to progress over time and is very closely related to Guillain-Barré syndrome. Patients usually have a history of weakness, numbness, tingling, pain and difficulty in walking. They may additionally have fainting spells while standing up or a burning pain in extremities. Some patients may have sudden onset of back pain or neck pain radiating down the extremities, usually diagnosed as radicular pain. These symptoms are usually progressive and may be intermittent.
Medical Cannabis and Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
THC and CBD rich topical lotions are an excellent choice in treating CIDP without producing a psychoactive effect.  THCa has shown to act as a natural anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmodic and analgesic. Products higher in CBN are also very successful at treating muscle spasms, convulsions, and nerve pain. Strains high in CBD content or even CBD rich edibles, oils and tinctures are excellent at treating extreme nerve pain, calming down muscle spasms and reducing inflammation and joint stiffness. Products higher in CBN are also very successful at treating muscle spasms, convulsions, and nerve pain.  It does have a mild sedating effect which can be excellent for patients suffering from insomnia.  Additionally, CBN has antidepressant qualities and is sometimes referred to as a natural aspirin but is three times stronger. Heavier indica strains high in THC are excellent for patients who might be struggling with insomnia and they can also be excellent at treating pain, stress or anxiety.  Sativa strains high in THC are known for their energetic and uplifting properties and are excellent for patients who might be battling depression or have lost their appetite.  The benefits of using raw cannabis to treat CIDP is the presence of (E)-BCP (beta-caryophyllene). This compound could help a condition such as Chronic inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy because it activates only the CB2 receptor which plays a key role in alleviating.