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Medical Marijuana’s Benefits for Chronic Pain

Most people experience acute pain in their lives.  We inadvertently hit the hand on a door or get involved in a car accident or a fall.  It goes away in a short duration of minutes to hours but sometimes in a few days.  When the pain lingers for months and years, it is considered Chronic.  It may have different names based on the location of pain in the body such as endometriosis, fibromyalgia, inflammatory bowel disease, interstitial cystitis, temporomandibular joint dysfunction, migraines and vulvodynia.  

Pain can be classified as Somatic (meaning body), Visceral (inside the torso) and Neuropathic (peripheral nervous system) or Central (central nervous system).  The pathophysiology is often different for all these types of pain.  A sprain of the back or knee injury is a somatic pain.  Twisted intestine may cause visceral pain.  Causalgia or Reflex sympathetic dystrophy is a type of neuropathic pain.  Stroke in Thalamus (a structure that serves as a manager) of brain can cause persistent central pain.

Treatment of Chronic pain always begins with a detailed clinical assessment to determine the origin of pain.  Tests may be needed.  Treatment can be medicinal, physical or psychological.  These treatments are often combined. Physical treatments include acupuncture, local electrical stimulation, and brain stimulation and surgery. Medications used are simple over the counter pain relievers and anti-inflammatories, muscle relaxers and prescription opiates.  The last option is considered a dangerous entity for Chronic non-cancerous pain as people can get addicted and lose their lives.  Opioid epidemic has taken too many lives of Americans in the past two decades.

Medical Marijuana provides a safe alternative to patients in chronic pain.  It seems to relieve all kinds of pain mentioned above.  It can be used to abort and prevent a migraine.  Many patients report its efficacy for migraine.  Applied to the neckline it seems to get absorbed quickly and aborts migraines quickly.

Oral routes of marijuana such as capsules, drops and edibles offer long duration of action than vaping or smoking.

There have been no known reports of loss of life from marijuana use as opposed to opioid use.

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