Cluster Headache and Cannabis
Cluster headache is a rare and intensely painful neurological disorder that is classified as one of trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias (TAC). It is characterized by intense, recurrent episodes of unilateral head pain, autonomic symptoms and usually occurs in “clusters”, which could last for hours or days. Cluster headache is often accompanied by restlessness, anxiety, depression and can have an emotional and mental toll.
Cannabis has been used as an effective treatment for cluster headache. Several studies have shown that inhaled cannabis products can be effective in treating the pain associated with cluster headache and can also reduce the frequency and the severity of the headaches. Cannabinoids, the active components in cannabis, are believed to interact with the endocannabinoid system to influence pain perception and modulate neurological responses. Specifically, the cannabinoid CBD has been studied for its anti-inflammatory, anti-anxiety and pain-relieving properties.
At Elios Clinics, we offer comprehensive cannabis treatment plans to our patients with cluster headache. Based on research and studies, we work with each patient to determine an optimal dosage that can best suit their condition and provide the most effective relief. We provide tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) products in the form of oils, topicals, tinctures, edibles and inhalation products. In addition, our team of healthcare professionals also provide guidance and education to our patients on the safe use and consumption of cannabis and its various products.
Our goal is to improve the quality of life of our patients and ensure that they can manage their cluster headaches with the help of cannabis and other lifestyle modifications. If you or someone you know suffers from cluster headache, please reach out to us and schedule a consultation. Our team of healthcare professionals are here to help and provide the best treatment plan to meet your needs.
Neuropathic Pain Causes
Neuropathic pain can be caused by a range of conditions, including traumatic injuries, multiple sclerosis, diabetes and vitamin deficiencies. In some cases, it can be caused by a surgical procedure or by long-term use of prescription medication, such as those taken to treat cancer.
No matter what the cause of your neuropathy, it is important to seek medical attention to ensure that all possible treatments are explored.
What Causes Cluster Headaches?
The cause of cluster headache is not known, but most experts believe it is related to disrupted functions of the autonomic nervous system, which helps to regulate processes such as breathing and digestion. Those suffering from cluster headache may have abnormally high levels of serotonin, which is an important hormone related to regulation of the autonomic nervous system. Other possible causes for cluster headaches include a history of substance abuse, head trauma, congenital problems, extreme environmental conditions and infections.
Symptoms of Cluster Headache
The typical symptoms of cluster headache include severe pain, typically on one side of the head (unilateral), behind the eye (retro-orbital) or above or below the eye. It may be described as piercing, stabbing or burning. Additional symptoms may include red or teary eyes, nasal congestion, runny nose and enlarged pupils. Symptoms usually occur in “clusters” with frequently occurring episodes.
If you or a loved one is suffering from cluster headache and interested in exploring cannabis as a treatment, contact us today and schedule a consultation with one of our doctor’s to develop a personalized cannabis therapy plan.
Cluster Headache Treatment with Medical Cannabis
Cannabis therapy is becoming increasingly popular for the treatment of cluster headaches due to its pain relieving, anti-inflammatory and anxiolytic properties. It is available in various forms including oil, tinctures, edibles and inhalation. Through careful experimentation and guidance from our cannabis healthcare professionals, the right blend of THC and CBD can help reduce the duration and severity of your cluster headaches and improve the quality of your life.
At Elios Clinics, we are dedicated to helping you find the most effective cannabis therapy to relieve your cluster headaches. Our team of healthcare professionals will work with you to create a personalized treatment plan to find the right combination of cannabinoids and strains that are best suited for your particular conditions. We are here to provide support, information and guidance as you explore cannabis as an option for your cluster headache relief.
If you or someone you know is suffering from cluster headache and interested in exploring cannabis therapy, please contact us today to get started.