CAN MEDICAL CANNABIS PROVIDE RELIEF FROM CHRONIC PAIN?
Chronic pain is a very common phenomenon that affects around 1 in 5 Canadians over the age of 18. Medical marijuana is becoming increasingly a popular alternative treatment option to traditional medicines in relieving chronic pain.
Chronic pain can be described as any pain that lasts for a long time, usually more than 12 weeks. Chronic pain can range from mild pain that can be treated with benign medication, to debilitating throbbing pain which might require prescription opiates, which can be addictive. Chronic pain is a common symptom of other health conditions.
The most common types of chronic pain are:
Chronic pain can also cause other symptoms like headaches, muscle spasms, insomnia, and irritable bowel movement. These health issues can majorly interfere in a patient’s quality of life and can cause depression.
How can medical cannabis help patients with chronic pain symptoms?
Medical cannabis can help reduce pain by stimulating the body’s endocannabinoid system, which is responsible for how pain is experienced. It works by controlling the body’s awareness of pain, inflammation, and body temperature. It also decreases the inflammation which is causing the pain, and eventually provides relief and a better quality of life through better sleep, and less muscle stiffness and spasticity. Medical cannabis can be a positive alternative to opioids medication and has the ability to provide pain relief.
If chronic pain is affecting your daily life, and you would like to know more about how medical cannabis can help relieve your symptoms, contact a healthcare practitioner through a one-on-one convenient online consultation.You will then be issued a Medical Document to purchase the authorized medical cannabis from a licensed producer.