Marijuana for Pain
For patients with chronic pain-related disorders, medical cannabis could indicate remedy for persistent, life-altering conditions. Whether clients are experiencing chronic disorders like fibromyalgia or have symptoms related to the treatment of another illness like cancer, medicinal marijuana can assist improve clients’ quality of life by easing typical causes of discomfort like swelling.
Marijuana and CBD have been used regularly for chronic and acute pain, offering relief in different ways.
- Anti-inflammatory – Reduces swelling
- Anti-anxiety – reduces stress and tension that contributes to it
- Activates the human endocannabinoid system
It’s also far less addictive with fewer side effects than opioid treatments.
While the FDA hasn’t approved any cannabis products for the treatement of pain, it’s been shown through anecdotal outcomes and reports from users and patients that indicate medical marijuana has been an effective treatement option. It not only eases tension and relaxes the mind and body, it also reduces inflammation, all of which contribute to the increase in pain and associated symptoms.
Always check with your health care provider when adding or changing your treatment regimen, and review any possibility of interactions with other medications you may be taking.
Individuals respond differently to the chemicals within the products, and there are different strains that may work for your specific needs.