Caring For Patients with Nonmalignant Chronic Pain

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One of the most common reasons people in the United States go to the doctor is for pain. For a majority of the people, the pain is short-lived and goes away relatively quickly after treatment. Unfortunately, for others, it turns into chronic unrelenting suffering.

Understanding Non-Malignant Chronic Pain

Non-malignant chronic pain is described as persistent pain that lasts for more than three months and isn’t related to any cancerous growth in the body. Over 50 million people in the United States have chronic pain, which is estimated to cost the American public $85-95 billion every year!

While there’s no particular cause for non-malignant chronic pain, there are several contributing factors that might trigger the condition. These include:

  • Spine curvature
  • Postsurgical pain
  • Post-trauma pain
  • Lower back pain
  • Arthritic pain
  • Pain resulting from nerve damage
  • Psychogenic pain
  • Inflammation of the digestive tract
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Endometriosis
  • Poor posture
  • Improper lifting
  • Sleeping on low-quality mattresses
  • Obesity
  • Wearing high heels

Treating Non-Malignant Chronic Pain

The first thing doctors recommend for patients with non-malignant chronic pain is pain management. The end-goal is a complete elimination of pain through a multidisciplinary approach of patient education, medication, and physical therapy.

Usually, physicians prescribe opiates as they’re more effective at eliminating pain and discomfort. However, with the recent increase in opiate use, there has been a substantial increase in the unregulated use of the drugs due to its propensity to cause addiction.

Prescription drug overdoses have now become one of the leading causes of accidental deaths in the USA.

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Medical Marijuana for Chronic Pain Management

As an alternative, doctors are now looking into medical marijuana to treat their patients with non-malignant chronic pain. Several research papers indicate the effectiveness of cannabis in reducing pain while improving the quality of life for people with several medical conditions including chronic pain.

The therapy is becoming increasingly popular mainly due to fewer side-effects compared to opiates and the non-existential risk of addiction.

Additionally, medical marijuana has also proven to be quite effective at treating the physiological problems that often occur as a result of living with chronic pain for years.

Patients with chronic pain are prone to depressive episodes, mood swings, lethargy, and even suicidal thoughts in extreme cases.

Medical marijuana can have uplifting and mood-enhancing effects, which can help people deal with chronic pain more effectively.

Obtain Medical Marijuana Certification

It has become easier than ever for people living in Florida to obtain medical marijuana certificationMidori Med offers the services of experienced medical staff to evaluate your condition and get you approved for a medical marijuana prescription. We also provide access to licensed medical marijuana dispensaries all over the country.

Fill out of patient form online or call at 754-777-8283 to learn more about chronic pain treatment through medical marijuana and obtaining your medical marijuana card.