Cannabis as a Treatment for Trigeminal Neuralgia
Trigeminal Neuralgia is a condition that affects the trigeminal nerve (5 th cranial nerve) in the face, which results in mild to severe facial pain often triggered by chewing, speaking or brushing the teeth. It is a chronic pain condition, and a form of neuropathic pain- pain associated with nerve injury or a nerve lesion.
Conventional pharmaceutical treatments for neuropathic pain are often not effective and cause a lot of side effects. Cannabis is an effective treatment for a variety of neuropathies. Dr. Igor Grant of the University of California compared the effectiveness of cannabis against gabapentin, anticonvulsants and SSRI’s. Cannabis was more effective than all of the above in treating neuropathic pain.
If you or someone you know is suffering from Trigeminal Neuralgia and think medical marijuana might help you, please contact Connecticut Cannabis to schedule an evaluation. We will evaluate your status and history with Trigeminal Neuralgia and help you understand what options are available for medicinal marijuana in Connecticut.