In trials, medical cannabis has proved effective in relieving pain for a variety of health conditions. At Natural Pain Solutions, we treat diseases such as Parkinson’s and Spinal Cord Injuries with medical cannabis in Queens, NY. Considering the US is facing a huge addiction epidemic to opiate pain killers, medical cannabis could prove an excellent alternative for pain relief.
What is medical cannabis?
Medical cannabis is a broad term to describe any treatment of health conditions or diseases using chemical compounds found in the Cannabis plant. Cannabis contains compounds called cannabinoids (which are also found naturally in our body and helps regulate inflammation and mood). THC is the primary cannabinoid found in cannabis, and as it is psychoactive, it is responsible for the ‘high’ during marijuana consumption.
Cannabidiol is among the most abundant cannabinoids found in cannabis. Also referred to as CBD, its popularity has skyrocketed in the medical industry in the past few years. You will find an exhaustive list of CBD-based products ranging from gummy bears to creams and lotions.
CBD comes from hemp plants, and because it is not psychoactive like THC, it is the least controversial of all medical cannabis products. Many people have praised the benefits of CBD for numerous health conditions and illnesses.
What diseases can you treat with medical cannabis?
There have been many research studies conducted on medical cannabis for many health-related issues, ranging from severe pain treatment to weight loss. But, the research pace has not been as fast as people would’ve wanted, due to legal restrictions in studying marijuana and its derived products.
However, despite the legal challenges, medical cannabis proved to be the most effective for pain relief. For example, studies from Israeli researchers found that medical marijuana worked for managing pain in cancer patients (based on a sample of 1,200) and reduced pain for patients with Parkinson’s Disease.
Other medical conditions where medical marijuana proved successful for pain relief include chronic pain and arthritis. It is thought the cannabinoids found in marijuana, such as CBD produce anti-inflammatory effects within the body, by interacting with our endocannabinoid system (ES).
Aside from research studies, some doctors have given anecdotal evidence for the success of medical marijuana in treating inflammatory bowel diseases and epilepsy among their patients.
We use medical cannabis in Queens, NY, to treat the following conditions:
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Huntington’s Disease
- Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
What are the legal restrictions around medical cannabis?
Medical marijuana is legal in some states, New York being one of them. In New York, medical marijuana can be prescribed by a licensed doctor or medical professional for a list of specified conditions and illnesses. All the conditions we treat fall within this legal list.
If you’re tired of all the pain killers and have a condition that makes eligible for medical cannabis, you’ve got nothing to lose by trying it! At Natural Pain Solutions, we are qualified to treat people with medical cannabis in Queens, NY.