Marijuana Compound May Help Treat Pain Linked To Sickle Cell Disease

Marijuana Compound May Help Treat Pain Linked To Sickle Cell Disease

Results of a recent University of Minnesota Medical School study suggest that a marijuana compound may be an alternative treatment option for patients suffering from the chronic pain associated with sickle cell disease.

Using an animal model, lead investigator Kalpna Gupta and his colleagues monitored the neural pathways of subjects that were experiencing musculoskeletal pain and temperature sensitivity, two of the more prominent symptoms often experienced by sickle cell disease patients.

The research team then treated the animals with opioids

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