Cannabis & Chronic Pain Management: Just the Facts
As of October 2021, Missouri has over 197,910 registered medical marijuana patients according to the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services. Many of those patients suffer from chronic pain.
What Does Science Say About Cannabis & Chronic Pain?
Chronic Pain Management & Medical Cannabis
With limits on cannabis research due to federal laws, studies are beginning to seek the answers to medical marijuana’s possibilities as a treatment for ailments. The U.S. Center for Disease Control estimated over 20% of U.S. adults suffer from chronic pain. That’s over 51,600,000 Americans suffering daily.
Can Cannabis Help Treat Chronic Pain?
Studies suggest a variety of results for the treatment of chronic pain with medical cannabis. In the PubMed Journal, June 2015, “Cannabinoids for Medical Use: A Systematic Review & Meta-Analysis” offers clues for medical marijuana patients.
The studies included 79 trials with 6462 participants.
The systematic review discovered and concluded the following: a 37% report of reduction in pain.
“Conclusions and Relevance: There was moderate-quality evidence to support the use of cannabinoids for the treatment of chronic pain and spasticity. There was low-quality evidence suggesting that cannabinoids were associated with improvement.” Source - National Library of Medicine
If you have questions or would like to share your experience with medical cannabis and your pain management, please visit fresh.green dispensaries in Kansas City and Lee’s Summit, Missouri. Our staff is delighted to help answer your questions and refer you to medical marijuana doctors if requested.
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