Patients with Peripheral Neuropathy Qualify for Medical Marijuana in Georgia
Peripheral neuropathy is a severe form of nerve damage that can cause debilitating pain, but medical marijuana provides relief for many Georgia patients. By disrupting the way your nervous system processes pain, medical marijuana can restore freedom to neuropathy patients’ lives. Medical marijuana is legal in Georgia, and access to new products is sure to expand as the program grows.
When you obtain a Georgia medical marijuana card, you can legally possess up to 20 ounces of low delta 9 THC cannabis oil, and you’ll be on the frontline of receiving the fruits of future reform efforts.
In addition to providing immense pain relief, medical marijuana has been used as an alternative to prescription opiates, which cause almost two-thirds of overdose deaths in Georgia.
The go-to treatment for peripheral neuropathy in Georgia, opiates are only 50 percent effective in relieving pain due to nerve damage. Side effects, including addictions, can also be catastrophic. Meanwhile, medical marijuana can significantly improve your physical health and quality of life.
How Does Georgia Define Peripheral Neuropathy That Qualifies for Treatment With Medical Marijuana?
In Georgia, peripheral neuropathy must be “severe” prior to doctors recommending medical marijuana as treatment. However, each patient has a different threshold for pain.
If neuropathy is interfering with your ability to perform daily tasks and enjoy your life, Georgia Marijuana Card can connect you with physicians who will compassionately review your case and help you access the help you need.
3 Easy Steps
Schedule an appointment with one of our friendly marijuana doctors at any location throughout the State!
Attend a virtual evaluation with a state-certified medical marijuana doctor.
With the doctor's approval, you'll receive your card via email from the Georgia Board of Pharmacy.
What Causes Peripheral Neuropathy?
Peripheral neuropathy most often results from injuries, medical conditions, and their treatments. In some cases, the conditions associated with peripheral neuropathy also benefit from treatment with medical marijuana.
When you schedule an evaluation with Georgia Marijuana Card, our expert physicians will advise you on how cannabis can enhance the whole of your health, not just relieve the symptoms of neuropathy.
Some conditions commonly associated with peripheral neuropathy include:
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What are Signs and Symptoms of Peripheral Neuropathy?
Having an injury or underlying condition is a sign that it’s time to become proactive about treating neuropathy. Unfortunately, sometimes the treatments for these underlying conditions can actually make neuropathy worse.
Neuropathy might be progressing if you notice burning and tingling sensations in your hands or feet. Additional symptoms of peripheral neuropathy include:
A sensation of wearing an invisible “glove” or “sock”
Sharp, jabbing, shooting, or electric-like pain
Extreme sensitivity to touch
Difficulty sleeping because of feet and leg pain
Loss of balance and coordination
Difficulty walking or moving the arms
Abnormal blood pressure or pulse
Medical marijuana has the potential to alleviate many of these symptoms, increasing the neuropathy patient’s ability to function at work and at home.
Why is Medical Marijuana a Good Treatment Option for Peripheral Neuropathy?
Prescription opiates currently dominate neuropathy care. However, they are only 50 percent effective at treating neuropathy-related pain. They can also lead to cloudy thinking and impaired motor skills, making it even more difficult to drive and operate machinery.
Medical marijuana often poses fewer risks than the traditional treatments for severe peripheral neuropathy. It is often even more effective than opiates, and it can have the synergistic effect of alleviating underlying conditions related to neuropathy.
How Does Medical Marijuana Treat Peripheral Neuropathy?
Medical Marijuana combats peripheral neuropathy by intercepting signals moving from the brain to areas where nerve damage is present.
In most neuropathy patients, the brain repeatedly sends pain signals to areas of the body that are not able to properly receive them. As a result of this constant signaling, peripheral neuropathy patients are overwhelmed with pain and have a difficult time using their hands and feet.
Meanwhile, the cannabinoids found in medical marijuana intercept the brain’s pain signals and make it seem as though they were properly received. While nerve damage is still present, the effects of it are radically reduced by medical marijuana.
How Can I Get Approved for a Marijuana Card?
At Georgia Marijuana Card, our compassionate team of experts removes the confusion and the stigma from the process of receiving a medical marijuana card for peripheral neuropathy.
We assist you with every step of the process, including:
Setting up an initial consultation.
Filing your documents with the Georgia health department..
Receiving your Georgia marijuana card.
Renewing your Georgia marijuana card.
Obtaining long-term support as you learn to use medical marijuana to treat your peripheral neuropathy.
You can also think of us as your go-to resource for information about the latest in marijuana law reform.
Contact us today, and take your first step toward becoming an official Georgia medical marijuana cardholder.