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Animal Studies

2022 Jan 10

Reg Anesth Pain Med

Efficacy of topical cannabinoids in the management of pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis of animal studies.


Linde LD, Ogryzlo CM, Choles CM, Cairns BE, Kramer JLK
Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2022 Jan 10.
PMID: 35012994.


Cannabinoids are emerging as an alternative pain management option, preliminarily supported by preclinical and clinical studies. Unwanted side effects from oral or inhaled cannabinoids remain, however, a major barrier to widespread use. Peripherally acting cannabinoids (eg, topically applied) may circumvent these side effects while providing localized pain management.