Does Low Dose Naltrexone Help with Nerve Inflammation or Just Pain?
Does LDN actually help with nerve inflammation and not just pain, for example nerve pain? Yes it does. The Research Trust Conference talked a lot about nerve pain. Dr Marcus Norman at The Institute in New York deals with many chronic pain issues. A lot of times, we're dealing with not just muscle inflammation and pain but also nerves because the nerves innervate the muscles. The nerves travel through the muscle fiber as well.
LDN will reduce the pro-inflammatory chemicals that are cytokines that are being produced in the body when the body is trying to scavenge and heal itself but sometimes get in the way and actually trigger those nerves that cause pain. LDN can reduce the inflammation around that nerve sheath and also the surrounding tissues so that you not only have less inflammation but you're going to have less pain because a lot of times the pain is not just the trigger on that nerve but everything, all the inflammation around it actually squishing and squeezing that nerve that is leading to that painful situation.
Dr Norman was speaking specifically about a very low dose, the 0.1 milligram used once or twice, maybe even three or four times a day, and slowly increasing that dose. He has a very specific protocol that might be up on the researchtrust.org website.