Half of all working Americans experience back pain, and it is the main reason for missed days at work. Pain management can be harder for working people because the effects of pain medicine interfere with their ability to complete their jobs. Medical marijuana for chronic pain combined with other regenerative medicine techniques can offer a better alternative to opiate pain medications. The ability to continue working and not miss any days along with saving money on prescriptions and doctors visits makes our pain management treatments worth considering.
Medical Marijuana for Chronic Pain
The reason medical marijuana for chronic pain works is because the body has cannabinoid receptors that attach the cannabinoids in marijuana to their cells and reduce pain naturally. It could replace opioids for pain, and patients have reported that it works as well as other medications without the nausea that some patients experience. Cannabidiols, another cannabinoid without THC, also help with pain without the side effects of THC. Whichever type of cannabinoid chosen, it is a better option for many people suffering from chronic pain who want to stay active and work.
The Importance of Pain Management
Pain management is important when dealing with chronic back pain, and different treatments are usually combined to help with pain management. For example, PRP therapy and medical marijuana for chronic pain may be used together as part of the same treatment plan to give patients options over opiate medication and surgery. The key to pain management is to openly discuss issues with our team in order to have access to the treatment plan which is best for the patient’s particular issues.
At New Concepts Medical PC in Wappingers Falls, a thorough examination is done before any type of pain management plan is put into place. Contact our office today to book an appointment and get started.