Can I Use CBD To Help With Nerve Damage?

CBD has become increasingly popular in recent years with a lot of the buzz being based on the fact cannabidiol is said to have beneficial healing properties. CBD or cannabidiol as it is known, is a chemical compound that is extracted from the Hemp plant. Many people tend to mistake Hemp for Cannabis which is illegal. Hemp is perfectly legal so long as it contains trace amounts of THC.

Plenty of people want to know, can CBD help with nerve damage? Well, research suggests that products containing CBD may be able to help in relieving pain from nerve damage, chronic neuropathic pain and peripheral neuropathic pain.


What is nerve damage?

When nerves in the body are damaged, this can cause a person to develop peripheral neuropathy. Peripheral neuropathy can either affect 1 nerve, several nerves or all the nerves in the body. This condition affects almost 1 in 10 people over the age of 55 in the UK and symptoms depend on which nerves are affected.

In the UK diabetes is the most common cause of peripheral neuropathy however, it can also be the result of physical injury to the nerves, viral infection or it can be the effect from certain medicines or drinking too much alcohol.

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What are the symptoms of nerve damage?

Nerve damage are characterised by the symptoms below. These symptoms are usually constant however they may come and go.
  • Numbness in the hands or feet
  • Tingling in the hands or feet
  • Loss of balance and coordination
  • Burning, stabbing or shooting pain in affected areas
  • Muscle weakness, especially in the feet
  • Shaking or inability to control your movements

What can cause Nerve Damage?

Nerve damage can occur for various different reasons but the main causes include accident and injury. Physical injury such as a sports injury, car accident, or falling can damage sensitive nerves in the body.

Nerve damage can also occur because of substance abuse such as alcoholism. Excessive use of drugs can damage internal nerves and this can manifest as shaking and being unable to control your motor skills.

Finally, illness is a common cause of nerve damage. Sufferers of MS or other musculo-skeletal issues can experience nerve damage. Unfortunately for sufferers of these kinds of illnesses it can be very hard to recover from nerve damage but you can take things which will dampen the worse effects and help you lead a bit a more comfortable life.

CBD for Nerve Damage FAQs

Due to the fact that use of CBD for health purposes is a relatively new topic, research on the topic is limited. Expectedly, many people have questions about CBD and the different issues it can help with. A common question is ‘can CBD help with nerve damage’. Although there is research that suggests CBD can be used to help reduce inflammation, nerve damage is a pain condition that affects the nervous system.

CBD research linked to neuropathy is limited although there are some that suggest that CBD can help with relieving pain from nerve damage, more specifically helping with neuropathy pain.

One animal study found that CBD could possibly provide neuroprotective benefits by reducing inflammation in the brain. Research also suggests that CBD may be able to reduce how many immune cells build up in the spinal column which can reduce inflammation as well as pain.

Determining the long term effects of using CBD cannot be fully understood yet as more research into CBD and neuropathy is required however, many people use CBD daily without having any negative side effects.

You should always check with a medical professional before taking CBD whether you take it for relieving pain from nerve damage or other reasons.

CBD skin care such as creams and lotions are becoming increasingly popular. Although it is unlikely that any type of cream will be able to reach deep enough through the skin to fix nerve damage, creams may help in numbling or alleviating the pain that comes along with nerve damage.

Taking CBD Oils for Nerve Damage

CBD oils are also a popular form of CBD. These oils can be dropped into food and ingested or dropped directly onto the skin in the affected area.

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