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Can Medical Marijuana Help Chronic Pain? Here’s What You Need to Know!


The number one medical condition that people turn to medical marijuana for is chronic pain. This is not only because of how common this condition is but also because it just works!


Unfortunately, chronic pain is exactly what it sounds like. It is chronic, meaning that it does not go away. Because of this, those living with chronic pain have to learn how to manage their symptoms.


Patients with chronic pain can still live great, fulfilling lives. They just need to know the best way to treat their condition. At Mississippi Marijuana Card, we are certain that medical marijuana can help you if you are struggling with chronic pain!


While there isn’t a fully functioning medical marijuana program yet in Mississippi, we can use this down time to get you educated on what chronic pain is, what the symptoms are and what the research says about the effectiveness of medical marijuana. That way you are confident in using us as your medical marijuana card provider!


The Basics of Chronic Pain:

What sets chronic pain apart from regular pain is that it lasts much longer. If you experience an injury or illness, you usually experience pain but then it leaves. With chronic pain, it doesn’t go away. If your pain lasts longer than 3-6 months, you could be diagnosed with chronic pain.


Those with chronic pain have every aspect of their lives affected by this condition. Simple, everyday tasks such as getting groceries or tying your shoes can become difficult. This takes an extreme mental and emotional toll on someone that is already experiencing an intense physical toll.


Chronic pain happens when the brain sends pain signals throughout the body. These signals are normal after an injury or an illness. It is a warning sign that you are hurt. When you have chronic pain, these signals fire after healing time has passed or even for no reason at all. They can continue for months or even years. Below are some of the most common symptoms that those with chronic pain can be dealing with:

  • Aching

  • A burning sensation

  • Muscle stiffness or soreness

  • Mood changes

  • Loss of appetite

  • General weakness

  • Lethargy

  • Anxiety

  • Depression


Medical Marijuana Can Help Chronic Pain!

Medical marijuana has a well established reputation for being a treatment for chronic pain! If you are dealing with chronic pain you are in luck because there is a plethora of research on medical marijuana and chronic pain. Although there is plenty of anecdotal evidence, it is always nice to have it backed by research!


One major study at Harvard Medical School reviewed 28 different research studies to see if medical marijuana was a good treatment for chronic pain. The results revealed that medical marijuana is an effective treatment for chronic and neuropathic pain and is backed up by high quality research!


Another research study from the University of Michigan, published in the Journal of Pain, found that marijuana improved quality of life, reduced the use of opioids by an average of 64% and decreased the side effects of other medications!


Thinking of Using Medical Marijuana?

Are you thinking that medical marijuana treatment may be right for you and your chronic pain? You’re in the right place!


Even though Mississippi doesn’t have a developed medical marijuana program yet, you can still be ahead of the game by reserving an appointment with us. That way you are ready once evaluations are available for patients in the state.


You deserve relief and you can find it here!


 

Doctors Who Care. Relief You Can Trust.


Mississippi Marijuana Card’s mission is to help everyone achieve wellness safely and conveniently through increased access to medical marijuana. Our focus on education, inclusion, and acceptance will reduce stigma for our patients by providing equal access to timely information and compassionate care.


If you have any questions, call us at (833) 781-6635, or simply reserve an appointment to start getting relief you can trust today!


Check out Mississippi Marijuana Card’s Blog to keep up to date on the latest medical marijuana news, tips, and information!


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