A Pain Management Doctor Shares What Impact Cannabis Has On His Patients

Article by Kate-Madonna Hindes, The Fresh Toast via Growth Op

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Open more share options Breadcrumb Trail Links World News Wellness Medical Life Legalization Health A pain management doctor shares what impact cannabis has on his patients 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. Author of the article:Kate-Madonna Hindes • The Fresh Toast “Chronic pain management faces significant challenges. The most important one is the ongoing opioid epidemic.” / PHOTO BY ASTRID860 / ISTOCK / GETTY IMAGES PLUS

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.

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