Medical Cannabis Clinic

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According to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, people have been using marijuana, also called cannabis, for a variety of health conditions for at least 3,000 years. More recently, individual components of marijuana or similar synthetic substances have also been used for health purposes. These substances are called cannabinoids.  

In a Harvard-led study, researchers reviewed randomized clinical trials and found that in every pain-related study, patients experienced significant improvements to their symptoms. Researchers concluded that “use of marijuana for chronic pain, neuropathic pain, and spasticity due to multiple sclerosis is supported by… [research patients experiencing] significant improvements to their symptoms.” Results of a different study showed medical cannabis works by producing various compounds that connect to certain receptors in the body to treat pain and inflammation.

In summary, there is strong evidence that medical cannabis can provide relief and better quality of life for people living with chronic pain. Current research indicates this form of treatment is at least as effective, if not more, as opioid-based medicine. Furthermore, medical cannabis has far fewer side effects, health risks and addiction potential as other medications currently available.

If determined by your provider that you could benefit from medical cannabis, our office can certify patients in the New York State Medical Marijuana Program at no added cost.

Compassion is at the core of wanting to provide medical cannabis to those who will benefit most. Chronic pain and debilitating illnesses can be all consuming make living your life the way you desire seem impossible. This can easily lead to anxiety and depression. We welcome you to speak with our office to discuss how medical cannabis may be incorporated into your current pain management care.

Speak with your provider or call our office to
discuss how we can help better manage your pain!

 

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References

U.S. Pain Foundation. (2016). U.S. Pain Foundation Position Statement – Medical Marijuana. Retrieved from https://www.uspainfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Medical-Marijuana-US-Pain-Position-Statement.pdf

Trigwell, Jareth. (2017). How Medical Cannabis Can Help Treat Chronic Pain. Retrieved from https://www.canabomedicalclinic.com/medical-cannabis-can-help-treat-chronic-pain/