Medical Marijuana vs. Opioids for Pain Relief
America is a nation is wracked with pain! Studies show we take up to 8 times as many painkillers as the Europeans, yet Americans suffer chronic pain at roughly the same rate. Unless you live under a rock, the news about opioid painkillers is that they are extremely potent, unhealthy and very addictive. We’re in an opioid crisis with hundreds of overdoses occuring every single day! This is a sobering statistic and it seems illogical and incredible that marijuana, with a far lower rate of addition still remains federally illegal. Thankfully, medical marijuana is now legal in 33 states. If you’re one of the millions of people suffering from chronic pain a Cannabis doctor in Boca Raton could be your solution to providing pain management and relief.
Studies on Cannabis Increasing
With the push from the American Medical Association and research institutions around the world more funding is finally becoming available. This means that the Feds are finally getting involved in marijuana research.
The feds have put the damper on marijuana studies for decades but at long last they are trying to gain insight into exactly how marijuana works. Specifically for pain management as an alternative to opioid based painkillers.
Cannabis for Fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia is a pain disorder that was once not recognized. It affects up to 12 million Americans and the majority are female. Studies performed in Israeli looked at the impact of cannabis on patients with fibromyalgia symptoms for 11 months.
The researchers discovered that marijuana had a significant favorable effect on patients with fibromyalgia with few adverse side effects.
A second study also reported improved sleep quality, less depression and reduced anxiety levels. The patients also were able to reduce or eliminate their use of prescription medications.
If you are suffering from pain due to fibromyalgia and would like to take less of your current pharmaceuticals due to unwanted side effects your CBD doctor can provide you with improved pain relief.
THC Makes Neuropathic Pain Better
People experience pain in a huge number of ways. Neuropathic pain causes pain signals to attack the brain and can significantly impact an individual’s quality of life negatively.
Presently Gabapentin is a commonly prescribed medication for people with neuropathy or nerve pain. It happens to come with enormous side effects that are unpleasant for many people.
A Cannabis doctor in Boca Raton can find a way of combining treatment strategies to enhance pain relief and potentially reduce the overall side effects.
Cannabis and Pain Relief in Boca Raton
It would be wonderful if we lived in a world with no pain and suffering. The next best thing is to be able to have access to products that provide us with safe and natural relief rather than dangerous, addictive painkillers.
It’s good to know a CBD doctor can provide you with several different options depending on the type of qualifying condition you have.
Marijuana is used to treat a wide array of symptoms, but the main reason most people use medical marijuana is to treat chronic pain.
The studies showing the analgesic effects of cannabis are becoming easier now as new research is conducted daily.
Contact our office to schedule an evaluation to minimize your suffering and restore your quality of life today.