Endogenous cannabinoid signaling in the development of chronic neuropathic pain
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April 2019 -
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Neuropathic pain is a common problem among Veterans that substantially impedes their efforts to rehabilitate function following injury. Current treatments are inadequate, but our recent observations show that cannabinoids hold promise for new therapeutic approaches. Systemic administration of cannabinergic drugs has limited analgesic utility due to diverse side effects, such as unwanted psychoactive changes. However, there is growing recognition of the participation of endocannabinoids (ECs), th...