Endocannabinoids, Phytocannabinoids, Palmitoylethanolamide and Their Fascinating Role in Pain Management

By July 26, 2019Dr. Meletis

Chronic pain is one of the most common complaints affecting modern society with an estimated 25.3 million US adults (11.2%) suffering from this health concern.1 Furthermore, almost 40 million adults (17.6%) have severe levels of chronic pain.1 One of the most severe forms of chronic pain is neuropathic pain, which results from damage to the central or peripheral nervous systems.2 This damage can result from physical trauma such as accidents, surgery, and stroke, diseases such as diabetes, cancer, and immune disorders, and medications such as cancer chemotherapy drugs.2 Neuropathic pain is also often associated with accompanying mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety, sleep problems, and reduced social interactions.

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