Peripheral Neuropathy

Peripheral Neuropathy new, natural treatments

When nerves in the hands, arms, feet, or legs are damages, peripheral neuropathy can develop. Most commonly caused by diabetes, peripheral neuropathy can sometimes be improved by making healthy lifestyle changes, or using prescribed neuropathic pain agents, but unfortunately these options are not successful for everyone. However, recently in the UK, natural, plant-based peripheral neuropathy options have emerged as a new potential treatment choice for patients who have been unable to find relief with these conventional approaches.

Am I eligible?

1 in 10

over the age of 55 experience peripheral neuropathy in the United Kingdom, as estimated by the NHS.

60-70%

Of people with diabetes, and around 30-40% of people with cancer are estimated to have peripheral neuropathy.

46%

Of UK adults with conditions considered suitable for plant-based treatments describe living with ‘significant distress and discomfort’.

84%

Of those who have tried natural alternatives for pain management said it was an effective treatment, reports Forbes magazine.

Symptoms

Numb hands or feet

Tingling sensation in hands or feet

Burning pains

Shooting pains

Stabbing pains

Poor balance and coordination

Muscle weakness

If you are suffering from any of these symptoms. Please speak with your GP to find out more.

Treatment options:

Because peripheral neuropathy can be caused by a number of different health conditions, typically GPs try to treat or manage this condition first or make adjustments to a patient's current treatment plan. Other options like neuropathic pain agents may be considered or prescribed, and therapies to help improve muscle strength like physiotherapy may be recommended.

Amitriptyline

Duloxetine

Pregabalin

Gabapentin

Nerve block injections

Find out if you may be eligible for peripheral neuropathy plant-based treatments here
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Can plant-based treatments help peripheral neuropathy?

In 2018, plant based products emerged as an alternative treatment option for many patients struggling to manage their symptoms with conventionally licensed approaches. And, recently, increasing numbers of those with peripheral neuropathy have started to consider these therapeutic alternatives. 

Although evidence in this area is still ongoing and emerging, current findings suggest that certain natural, plant-based treatments may be able to benefit common symptoms, and comorbidities associated with peripheral neuropathy. 

For some patients this may include reducing the perception, or sensitivity to pain signals, which may also reduce the amount of disturbances experienced when trying to sleep. This in turn can improve sleep quality and energy levels, which may also have a positive effect on mental health, mood and general wellbeing. 

While these options aren't suitable for everyone, plant-based peripheral neuropathy treatments can have impressive results for some. Our team of expert doctors are here to determine whether these options may be suitable for you, and if so, guide you through your journey with medical cannabis, tailoring your treatment plan to your specific needs.

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