Medical Marijuana Research on Chronic Pain
Posted by Marijuana Doctors on 03/08/2011 in Medical Marijuana Research
Time after time, study after study shows that cannabis is an amazingly effective pain reliever. It’s no wonder that chronic pain is the number one reason cited for most medical marijuana patients in legal states. And no doubt people who live in states without medical marijuana laws to give them safe access to their medicine are self-medicating with cannabis for chronic pain.
We know that from arthritis, to cancer pain, to fibromyalgia, to neuropathic pain from surgery, medical marijuana helps tremendously. But we wanted to hear it straight from the source. So we turned to our 23,000 Facebook followers to see how medical marijuana helps them deal with chronic pain. Here are just a few of their responses:
“I have fibromyalgia and lupus, a disease that involves the joints, and it helps 100% better than any prescribed medication.”
“My husband deals with chronic pain for the last 6+ years… If it wasn’t for cannabis he would be on some MAJOR prescription drugs and not able to deal with life’s challenges… He still has pains but at least it is within a deal able limit and able to do things when he wants…”
“I smoke everyday and it helps with my back pain knees and my appetite”
“I have been prescribed Norco, Violin, and Percocet for my back pain. Every one of them gave me unwanted and uncomfortable side effects.. I started smoking Medical Marijuana 3 years ago, quit taking the toxic pills, and noticed the change. Not only in my pain… but almost all aspects of life.”
“I have chrons an when I first discovered this smoking was the only thing that eased the pain & honestly if I didn’t have this to take away all my crucial pain of every single day idk what I would have done”
“I have Irritable Bowel Syndrome and it helps 100% no prescriptions for me!”
“I am a 34 year old father of 5 children recently disabled by my career as a brick Mason for my whole life. Diagnosed with degenerative disc disease, I now have a reason for the pain and agony from day to day work. Medical Marijuana makes my pain manageable when before used I was barely able to wipe my own @ss. Now with the use of edibles and infused tinctures, I have greatly reduced the number of hydrocodone and eliminated the need for all oxycontin. I now live a happy active life with lowered pain.”
“I am a para with double amputee below my knees and that made my phantom pain amplified and I use cannabis but I fear that I will go to jail one of these day just cause I want pain relief that’s BULLSHIT.”
“Keeps me away from chemicals and helps with my migraines and major back pains…. I’m a mama fighter and I love extreme sports but don’t wanna be on opiates…”
“After multiple car accidents, head trauma’s, migraines, and my many other injuries, m.m. is the only thing I use to control my daily pain. Using drugs (man made) makes me tired, stupid, and an unproductive member of society. 🙂 Thank God for the herb;)”
“My son Went from over 100 dr/er visits in 10 months before medical marijuana to 3 follow up visits only in the last 5 months. Thank you medical marijuana!”
These were just some of the testimonials we received about the effectiveness of medical marijuana, but the list goes on and on. As you can see, cannabis is a life changer for patients with chronic pain. We’ll keep you posted with more testimonials soon.