As we hear more and more about problems with opioid treatments for pain, many patients with chronic pain are wondering if marijuana is a better option.
Research shows it can be effective at treating certain types of pain, although it’s not a perfect solution for all patients.
New guidelines in Canadian Family Physician, based on an in-depth review of clinical trials involving medical cannabis, say there is solid research to support using cannabis to treat four conditions:Chronic neuropathic pain Palliative cancer pain Nausea and vomiting from chemotherapy Spasticity from multiple sclerosis or a spinal cord injury
There can be side effects, however, such as sedation, dizziness, and confusion. The group didn’t find... Read more