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With stringent new regulations on prescribing opioids in the U.S., some pain doctors are looking to alternative medicines beyond pills and patches to help patients cope with their symptoms. Some doctors are focusing on prevention and early intervention, but many are still struggling to offer alternative medicines for individuals seeking relief from short-term or long-term pain.
Certain studies have demonstrated the ability of cannabis to decrease pain in some patients with a long-term symptoms or elevate the quality of life for those living with specialized painful conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis. While research is ongoing with cannabis and CBD’s effects on pain, it’s important for physicians to stay updated on research that offers patients new approaches.
With the opioid crisis on the minds of communities and governing bodies all over the United States, Dr. Boleslav Kosharskyy of PainFreeNYC recently shared how marijuana is impacting his patients and business.
How is cannabis giving those needing pain management a different voice?
“Cannabis has been known to mankind for hundreds of years, but only recent developments assured a more scientific, evidence-based approach to its use, and research continues to show various medical benefits. Most of the available medical literature on this subject was concentrated on the psychoactive component of the cannabis plant Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC); there have been fewer scientific studies on the medical use of the cannabidiol (CBD) — a non-psychoactive component of the cannabis plant.”