Disease Profile: What Is Chronic Pain?

As bodies begin to heal from injury, there is often much pain involved. This pain occurs, of course, initially. However, most can find the most uncomfortable moments to come after the event occurs. Chronic pain is not a primary injury or condition. In fact, it’s defined as a frequent and intolerable symptom that can vary in frequency, time, and severity.

For some patients, these pains can last for months or even years and are often resistant to treatment of all sorts. Opiates are thought to help in the aid of chronic pain. Yet, that particular drug notoriously and customarily leads to long-term use or even abuse of the drug.

The Role Of Cannabis in Chronic Pain Management

Cannabis is an excellent option for pain treatment. Its psychoactive and non-psychoactive properties assist in the treatment of chronic body pain and work tremendously to alleviate discomfort. Due to its efficacy as an analgesic, marijuana may also help the patient by reducing the number of pharmaceutical drugs needed to treat pain.

Alternative Treatment Options for Chronic Pain

Evidence suggests that medical marijuana may be the best and strongest solution for helping nerve pain and cancer-related symptoms. The cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant relieve discomfort. Because the body itself has cannabinoid receptors, there is a place in the body where it can receive compounds in cannabis to produce relief.

Marijuana may not be the option for everyone when it comes to chronic pain management. However, cannabis may be the safer option for patients in the long run over opiates. Opiates may lead to long-term dependency and abuse.

Ask your specialist or your local dispensary about your chronic pain management options.

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