When chronic pain affects the neck, back, hands, feet or hips, difficulties arise when trying to get through even the most menial daily tasks. The surrounding muscles begin to tighten as they try to overcompensate for the pain and protect the injured area. These tight muscles can create tension headaches, impaired mobility, and limitations on range of motion.
Chronic Pain can lead to depression, addictions, anxiety, stress, isolation, and even suicide. Finding relief from pain is critical to having the quality life you deserve. Avoiding surgery and being over medicated should be at the forefront of most people’s minds when dealing with chronic pain. However, many of these individuals would do almost anything to relieve their agony.
Over 116 million people suffer from various types of chronic pain disorders ranging from fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, neuropathy, back, hip and neck pain just to name a few. Whether trauma or degenerative diseases have caused your pain, the consensus is usually the same; people want their pain to go away. But how do you know that the options you’ve been given are right for you?
The most common treatment for chronic pain is to mask it with narcotic prescription pain medications. Narcotics like Opioids are highly addictive, and our state is currently leading the country in abusing the drug and overdose episodes.
The CDC reports that nearly half of all opioid-related deaths are due to the narcotic being prescribed for pain related circumstances such as lower back pain, nerve, and joint disorders, arthritis and spinal injury. They also estimate that 42,249 deaths annually are related to opioid overdose, and that number is on the rise.
A Better Alternative for Treating Chronic Pain
Medical Marijuana has significantly helped countless individuals with chronic pain. Our brain and nerve cells have cannabinoid receptors, so our bodies naturally react to cannabis (medical marijuana). The structure of cannabis interacts directly with our cells. Our natural endocannabinoid system works synergistically with medical marijuana (MM), creating a multitude of beneficial reactions in the body. The endocannabinoid cells have tiny receptors that take in chemicals and produce responses. This natural system in our bodies regulates things like pain-reception, mood, sleeping, immunity, pleasure, memory and much more.
Medical marijuana is made up of THC, CBD, and terpenes. The CBD is known to bind to receptors and is thought to regenerate cells and brain function, while THC helps to relax and alleviate the physical symptoms of pain and apprehension, and terpenes have healthy healing properties There are different levels of MM, some with higher THC, some with very low THC depending on the disease being treated.
The advantage of MM in treating a wide array of conditions from multiple disorders is hard to dispute. Many patients who have suffered for years with chronic pain and have become dependent on narcotics have not only had improvement in their pain but have also been able to stop narcotic use altogether.
Many states where medical marijuana was legalized, report upwards of 1,800 fewer pain medications being prescribed each year.
The Healing Center Medical Clinic provides professional and confidential medical cannabis evaluations and provides patient education.
It is their goal to create a comfortable and stress-free environment for patients that wish to acquire their Medical Marijuana Card in the State of Florida. They are able to answer questions and extend their knowledge to inquiring patients, however, it is important to understand that the Doctors are consulting and evaluating solely about their qualification for medicinal cannabis.
Please call The Healing Center Medical Clinic today at 239-887-3887 for your evaluation and medical marijuana card.
The Healing Center Medical Clinic
5240 Bank Street, Suite 1 & 2
Fort Myers FL 33907
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