Chronic Pain & Medical Cannabis
Prominent health organizations acknowledge the benefits and lack of side effects of using medical cannabis for controlling chronic pain
Chronic pain is widely accepted by the medical community to signify disease itself, which can be made much worse by environmental and psychological factors. Chronic pain persists over a long period of time and is resistant to most medical treatments. Chronic pain causes severe problems for patients, especially when you have two or more co-existing chronic pain conditions like:
- Inflammatory Bowel Dises
- Interstitial Cystitis
- Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- And many more…
There is scientific evidence that cannabinoids possess pain relieving properties, and some clinical evidence to support their medical use for patients suffering from painful conditions.
Cannabis helps cancer and HIV patients and others who suffer from the most severe cases of chronic pain. While some people can't walk without experiencing severe pain, others are unable to eat regularly due to a decreased appetite from other prescribed medications.
Cannabis helps you deal with non-stop chronic pain and function better throughout the day, increasing your quality of life
If you are suffering from chronic pain, you may experience greater relief if your doctors add cannabinoids – the main ingredient in cannabis or medical marijuana – to an opiates-only treatment.
A combined therapy of opiates and cannabis could result in reduced opiate dosages.
The number of Americans who suffer from chronic pain is approaching 80 million–more people than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined, according to the National Centers for Health Statistics.
More and more influential medical associations support cannabis and its derivatives for pain management and other medical conditions because research has shown it to be effective. When examining the risks and benefits of marijuana use for pain, the benefits far outweigh the risks.
Cannabis has therapeutic properties not replicated by other available medications - and side effects of cannabis are typically less severe than ones associated with common prescription medications.
Harborside Health Center is dedicated to providing safe and legal access to medical cannabis for anyone with a recommendation from a California-based doctor. If you would like to know more about medical marijuana's use for chronic pain, feel free to contact us.
We are available to assist with all of your medical cannabis and alternative healing needs. Feel free to drop us an email whenever you have a special request for a medical cannabis product or service - we'll do our best to help!