Researchers at the University of Sydney have secured state government funding to determine whether CBD can reduce neuropathic pain in spinal cord injury patients.

The research team plan to conduct a clinical trial in which cannabidiol is given to patients with spinal cord injury-induced chronic pain to determine if it can have a positive impact on their condition. The first part of the study will compare brain images of individuals who develop chronic pain after spinal cord injury to those who do not to determine underlying brain changes responsible for chronic neuropathic pain.

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