Eight in 10 Migraine Sufferers Report Cannabis Helped Beat Back Pain Levels: Study

Article by Angela Stelmakowich, Growth Op

WELLNESS Eight in 10 migraine sufferers report cannabis helped beat back pain levels: study Thirty per cent of U.S. app users have turned to cannabis for relief. By Angela Stelmakowich Upset stressed young african american man coping with strong headache concept, upset exhausted black guy feeling frustrated depressed tired touching forehead suffer from migraine, close up side view / Photo: fizkes / iStock / Getty Images Plus Almost a third of polled migraine sufferers in the U.S. have turned to medical marijuana for relief and the vast majority of those who did report that cannabis and cannabinoids have helped to reduce related pain levels.

Almost a third of polled migraine sufferers in the U.S. have turned to medical marijuana for relief and the vast majority of those who did report that cannabis and cannabinoids have helped to reduce related pain levels.

The findings reflect data gathered from the Migraine Buddy app — a global app that allows users to record data about migraine duration, frequency and intensity, medication use and details about sleep, dietary and weather-related triggers — and is produced by U.S.-based Healint. In all, information is based on 9,885 app users in the U.S. and Canada.

In all, 82 per cent of respondents who use medicinal marijuana found it useful to reduce the intensity of migraine pain levels, while 30 per cent of migraine patients in the U.S. have used cannabis to relieve pain symptoms.

“Nearly 40 million Americans, including 28 million women, suffer from disabling migraine attacks,” notes a press release from Healint, which makes healthcare technology for chronic pain management. “As medical cannabis continues to be legalized in most [U.S.] states, migraineurs are finding that cannabis can decrease the intensity of migraine attacks,” it states.

“Research about the benefits of cannabis use among migraine patients is slowly emerging, but more must be done to properly inform individuals about the use and dosage of medical marijuana to treat migraines,” says Healint CEO and co-founder Francois Cadiou.

study published last year found that inhaling cannabis helped to slash the severity of headaches and migraines by about 50 per cent. That said, men reported larger reductions in headache after cannabis use than did women.

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