Medicinal Cannabis for Chronic Pain
Chronic pain is a complex medical condition, often caused by a wide range of medical conditions or injuries. It is characterised by persistent pain lasting more than three months and is usually accompanied by a wide range of physical and psychological symptoms. Because of this, chronic pain can significantly reduce a patient’s quality of life and leave them looking for options to manage their symptoms.
The evidence supporting medicinal cannabis as an effective treatment for chronic pain is growing. In studies, medicinal cannabis has been found to reduce the intensity of pain, reduce the duration of pain, and reduce anxiety symptoms often associated with chronic pain.
In addition to pain relief, medicinal cannabis can also provide other benefits, such as muscle relaxation and improved sleep quality, which help to improve overall functioning for people with chronic pain.
At Elios Clinics, we believe in treating the whole patient, not just their symptoms. Our team of experts are trained to assess and manage a range of chronic pain conditions, including arthritis, fibromyalgia, and nerve pain. We use a combination of conventional and integrative treatments, including medicinal cannabis, to help patients achieve the best possible outcomes.
All our treatments are tailored to the individual patient and their unique needs. That’s why it’s important for us to get to know each person – to find out their background and lifestyle and understand how their pain affects them on a daily basis.
If you’d like to find out more about medicinal cannabis as a treatment for chronic pain, get in touch with a member of our team today. We can answer any questions you have and help you find the best treatment plan for you.
Chronic Pain Conditions
At Elios Clinics, we are experienced in assessing and treating a wide range of chronic pain conditions, including:
- Neurogenic pain
- Musculoskeletal pain
- Low back pain
- Headache pain
We understand that living with chronic pain can be difficult, and our aim is to help you manage your pain more effectively so that you can live life to the fullest.
In the case of arthritis pain, therapeutic cannabis provides a valuable option for those affected. Medicinal cannabis can help to reduce inflammation and associated pain, as well as provide improved quality of life measures such as better mood, relaxation, and improved sleep.
Our experts are experienced in treating a variety of arthritis conditions using cannabis-based medicines. We will work closely with you to identify the most effective treatment plan, ensuring you make the most of your medical cannabis experience.
For those suffering from nerve pain (neuropathy), medicinal cannabis can provide significant relief from the persistent pain they experience. Studies have shown that cannabis-based medicines can help to reduce neuropathy-related pain, as well as provide additional symptoms such as improved sleep, mood and relaxation.
Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain condition characterised by widespread pain and fatigue, as well as issues with sleep, mood and cognitive functioning. Research has found that medicinal cannabis can help to reduce the pain and intensity of fibromyalgia symptoms, as well as manage the associated symptoms such as anxiety and insomnia.
Neuropathy is a type of nerve damage which can cause a range of symptoms, including pain, numbness, and tingling. A growing number of studies suggest that cannabis-based medicines can help to reduce neuropathy-related pain, as well as provide additional benefits such as improved mood, relaxation and improved sleep.
Musculoskeletal pain can arise for a variety of reasons, including overuse, trauma and disease. While conventional treatments such as painkillers and physiotherapy can help to reduce the pain and improve functioning, recent research suggests that medicinal cannabis can also be beneficial in managing musculoskeletal pain, as well as providing additional benefits such as improved sleep and relaxation.
Low Back Pain
Low back pain affects many people at some point in their lives and can significantly affect their quality of life. While physiotherapy, massage and other therapies can help to reduce the pain, medicinal cannabis can provide an additional form of relief, as well as improved sleep and mood. Research shows that cannabis-based medicines can help to reduce pain intensity, reduce pain duration and improve overall functioning.
Headache chronic pain is a condition that can cause intense and persistent headaches. These headaches often manifest as a dull ache, throbbing sensation, or pressure-like pain that can last for days, weeks, or even months at a time. In many cases, the pain is associated with underlying medical conditions such as migraine, tension-type headaches, or cervical spondylosis.