Overview of Causalgia
Although the initial cause of the condition is not known, it can often arise as a result of an overactive sympathetic nervous system. Upper extremeties, in particular one's hands are most commonly affected. Initial traumatic or painful events to the limbs or immobilization for long periods of time can also be causes for the condition.
Findings: Effects of Cannabis on Causalgia
Treatment options which currently exist for this condition are biofeedback, acupuncture, forms of physical therapy, mirror box therapy, transcutaneous nerve stimulation, anti anxiety medications and sympathetic nerve block.
Cannabidiol treatment is particularly effective for treating Causalgia because it can work to significantly reduce associated stresses, depression and anxieties that come with the condition. Additionally, it can work to assist patients in treating their chronic pain, and reducing their inflammation.