Chronic Pain Conditions and Symptoms That May Benefit From Medical Cannabis Treatment
In recent years, medical Cannabis has become a recognized treatment option for various chronic pain conditions. Cannabis contains approximately 100 natural compounds called cannabinoids. There are two main cannabinoids used for medicinal purposes: tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). These cannabinoids offer various benefits for those with chronic pain conditions, including pain relief, reduced inflammation, nausea relief, reduced muscle spasticity, and decreased anxiety.
While medical Cannabis may not be a strong enough treatment for severe pain, such as post-surgical pain or pain from broken bones, it can be a very effective treatment for symptoms of various chronic pain conditions.
Chronic pain conditions and health conditions associated with chronic pain that may benefit from medical Cannabis treatment include, but are certainly not limited to, the following:
- Crohn’s disease
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Multiple sclerosis
- Interstitial cystitis
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Chronic migraine
- HIV or AIDS
Symptoms of chronic pain conditions that may benefit from medical Cannabis treatment include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Back or neck pain
- Pain due to accidents or injuries
- Muscle spasms
- Neuropathic pain
- Sleep issues
- Loss of appetite
It’s important to note that a health care professional should be consulted prior to adding any new treatment to a chronic pain management plan.