Chronic Pain

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Chronic Pain and Cannabis

Cannabis is quickly becoming an accepted treatment option in the management of chronic pain. If you are currently a “Pain Management” patient seeking a way to lower your exposure to addictive narcotic prescription medications, medical marijuana may offer you hope. Many patients find that adding cannabis to their current pain management program will actually increase the effectiveness of their existing treatment program. Others have reported being able to cut back on the opiates they have been using to manage their pain. More and more we are seeing patients in the dispensary who have completely eliminated their side-effect causing, addictive medications and replaced them with cannabis products.

If you suffer from chronic pain, neuropathic pain associated with diabetes, cancer, MS, HIV or many other diseases that cause debilitating pain, cannabis may be for you! Many chronic pain patients report adverse side effects from the conventional pain relievers most commonly prescribed for pain. It’s all too common to see health decline further as a result of these side effects as well as very serious health consequences. Conventional pain medicine is often addictive, and carries the danger of accidental overdose.

As many as one in five Americans lives with chronic pain. [1] Many of these people suffer from neuropathic pain (nerve-related pain) — a condition that is associated with numerous diseases, including diabetes , cancer , multiple sclerosis , and HIV . In most cases, the use of standard […]

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At Sunflower Meds, We do not dispense medical advice. The stories and studies on our website are not meant to offer any such advice. When dealing with chronic pain, it is especially important that you consult your physician if you plan to begin using cannabis as part of your program. Do not make any changes to your current regimen without consulting with a medical professional as it can be very dangerous to do this on your own.