Medical cannabis is an increasingly popular alternative to traditional pain-relieving medications, including opioids. Cannabis may ease certain types of chronic pain, including pain resulting from nerve damage and inflammation. The two main compounds that are responsible for the effect marijuana produces are CBD and THC. CBD, also known as cannabidiol, does not produce a psychoactive effect when it is ingested. It may make the user feel calmer and less anxious, but it does not make them feel intoxicated or disoriented in any way. It affects pain by reducing inflammation at the site of injury, which makes the area around injuries less swollen. It does this by forcing your repair cells to switch from causing inflammation to reducing inflammation. This makes injuries less painful and makes it easier to keep an injury mobile. It also reduces pain by dampening the signal to the brain that causes you to feel pain.

It does this by producing a compound called anandamide, which helps regulate the feelings of pain in the brain. THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, is the chemical compound that causes the psychoactive effects of marijuana. It also has potent anti-inflammatory properties, which help reduce pain. It also triggers the activation of CB1 and CB2 receptors, which directly affect how the body experiences pain. There is even some evidence that THC indirectly activates opioid receptors as well, which also helps the body regulate pain.

According to some research, Medical Cannabis  is as effective as opioids, which are among the most potent pain-relieving drugs.

The side effects of cannabis use are usually minimal, especially in comparison with opioid side effects. In addition to pain management there’s a few additional ailments that marijuana could assist with such as Alzheimer’s disease, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), HIV/AIDS, Crohn’s disease, Epilepsy and seizures, Glaucoma, Multiple sclerosis and muscle spasms, as well as Severe nausea or vomiting caused by cancer treatment. There’s an ending to your pain. Our physicians are readily available to help guide you. Medical cannabis could be the natural pain-relieving medication that you’ve been searching for. 

Did you know? In addition to medication-assisted treatment, psychedelic therapy or Ketamine infusion therapy is now being used to help treat chronic pain? Ketamine infusions are being prescribed to those patient who find that other forms of therapy and or medication management are not effective. Please ask one of our Ketamine doctors if Ketamine therapy is right for you. Ketamine therapy for depression, anxiety, mental health related issues i.e PTSD and pain. Ketamine infusion therapy centers are now becoming mainstream and widely accepted among Ketamine therapy doctors.


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