Medical cannabis, also referred to as medical marijuana, is a plant-based treatment primarily consumed via lozenges, lotion, capsules, spray, oil, or cream, as well as by vaporizing or smoking dried plant buds. Cannabis technically refers to the species of plants that include hemp and marijuana — both of these contain varying amounts of the cannabinoids THC and CBD, which are naturally occurring compounds that can provide medical benefits. Nevertheless, more than 85 compounds comprise the cannabis plant, each of which offers distinct forms of relief to patients by interacting with the patient's nervous system.
Medical marijuana is typically prescribed for pain purposes, helping manage conditions like nerve damage and multiple sclerosis (M.S.). Still, it can also help patients deal with syndromes like Parkison's disease and other painful disorders. Additionally, medical cannabis can help treat symptoms stemming from Lou Gehrig's disease (ALS), movement disorders, chronic pain, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), epilepsy, glaucoma, seizures, and muscular dystrophy.
We carefully review all patients' medical histories and discuss symptoms and goals before prescribing an individualized treatment plan. All patients must have a certain condition that warrants the prescription of medicinal cannabis before we go forward with suggesting that specific form of pain medication.
Furthermore, patients must meet specific criteria of chronic pain before qualifying for medical marijuana. These criteria entail that the patient must currently suffer from discomfort, and that reasonable attempts to address the condition have failed.
If you encounter any of the following side effects, or if you experience depressed, suicidal, or psychotic thoughts, please contact the nearest emergency room. Side effects of medical marijuana include respiratory issues, altered sleeping habits, prolonged fatigue, increased irritability, elevated heart rate, diminished concentration and retention capabilities, slower reaction time, increased appetite, and the possibility of becoming addicted.
Skill, professionalism and empathy are what define us. We are experts in pain, it affects the mind, body and soul. With us you can trust that your overall well-being is our goal. You will feel pain relief and overall life improvement.