Month: October 2021

Medical Cannabis for the Treatment of Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is one of the most common chronic pain syndromes. It is characterized by diffuse musculoskeletal pain, in addition to extreme fatigue and mood and sleep disturbances. The pathogenesis of fibromyalgia is not clear. It usually affects women more than men and has a genetic preponderance. Its prevalence in the general population is estimated to be approximately …

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Medical Cannabis Treatment in Autism: A Systematic Review

There has been a dramatic increase in the number of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) worldwide, and with that, anecdotal evidence of possible therapeutic effects of cannabis products has emerged as well. The aim of this article is to characterize the epidemiology of ASD patients receiving medical cannabis treatment and to describe its …

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Medical Cannabis for Neuropathic Pain

Many cultures throughout history have used cannabis to treat a variety of painful ailments. Neuropathic pain is a complicated condition that is challenging to treat with our current medications. Recent scientific discovery has elucidated the intricate role of the endocannabinoid system in the pathophysiology of neuropathic pain. As societal perceptions change, and legislation on medical …

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