Any Success With CBD?

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IanCLE
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Injury Description, Date, extent, surgical intervention etc: June 17, 2011 Motorcycle Accident
Left Brachial Plexus Total Root Avulsion

Any Success With CBD?

Post by IanCLE » Wed Jul 13, 2016 1:01 pm

It has been suggested that I try CBD orally or topically to suppress the left arm pain. Has anyone had any success with it and if so, which have you found to be best?

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Christopher
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Joined: Wed Jun 18, 2003 10:09 pm
Injury Description, Date, extent, surgical intervention etc: Date of Injury: 12/15/02

Level of Injury:
-dominant side C5, C6, & C7 avulsed. C8 & T1 stretched & crushed

BPI Related Surgeries:
-2 Intercostal nerves grafted to Biceps muscle,
-Free-Gracilis muscle transfer to Biceps Region innervated with 2 Intercostal nerves grafts.
-2 Sural nerves harvested from both Calves for nerve grafting.
-Partial Ulnar nerve grafted to Long Triceps.
-Uninjured C7 Hemi-Contralateral cross-over to Deltoid muscle.
-Wrist flexor tendon transfer to middle, ring, & pinky finger extensors.

Surgical medical facility:
Brachial Plexus Clinic at The Mayo Clinic, Rochester MN
(all surgeries successful)

"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are."
~Theodore Roosevelt
Location: Los Angeles, California USA

Re: Any Success With CBD?

Post by Christopher » Mon Jul 18, 2016 9:38 pm

The same was suggested here, but I haven't tried it yet and will soon.

I'm going to try the oral ingestion since I'd assume applying topically would not be effective on area specific sensations (burning focused in hand) as my nerves where avulsed (torn out of spine) and the neuropain is being generated at the areas of avulsion on the spinal cord and brain's perception of a nonfunctioning limb.

Years ago I did try ketamine ointment topically to no real benefit. I wore a glove over the ointment so the ketamine would penetrate more fully. The idea was that I would build up a low level of ketamine in the bloodstream and it would effect me systemically instead of locally at the area of application.

Here are a list of studies using CBD for neuropain.
https://www.projectcbd.org/neuropathic-pain

Good luck and keep us posted and I'll do the same.

Chris

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