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Medical Marijuana and Chronic Migraine

What Is Chronic Migraine?

A neurological syndrome characterized by altered body perceptions, severe headaches and nausea.

Medical Marijuana and Chronic Migraine

Migraine headaches afflict 28 million Americans, yet they remain largely undertreated and underdiagnosed. Less than half the sufferers are diagnosed by their doctors. Migraine headaches can be extremely severe and debilitating, and can cause significant pain and other side effects for hours or even days.

Some migraines are preceded or accompanied by sensory warning symptoms or signs (auras), such as flashes of light, blind spots or tingling in your arm or leg. A migraine is often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound. Migraines can also be a financial burden for those suffering from the disease. According to a study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, Direct annual costs associated with migraine are estimated to be in excess of $2.4 billion, and indirect costs associated with migraine are anticipated to exceed $30 billion each year.

Although there is no cure for migraine headaches, medications can help reduce the frequency and severity of migraines. Many of the medications currently used for migraine headaches have significant side effects and often do not prevent or relieve all of the symptoms. But medical marijuana has been found by many patients to prevent or lessen the intolerable pain and other symptoms of this condition. Additionally, recent research has shown that THC, the main chemical component in marijuana, can help alleviate pain, nausea and vomiting associated with migraine headaches. THC can also inhibit the release of serotonin during an acute migraine attack, which reduces symptoms of pain.

If you suffer from migraine headaches and would like to learn how medical marijuana can help your condition, can help. We can connect you with hundreds of quality marijuana doctors across the country in all legal marijuana states and ensure you are in compliance with your state laws. Book an appointment today and let us help improve your quality of life!



This information is not provided by medical professionals and is intended only to complement, and not to replace or contradict, any health or medical advice or information provided by healthcare professionals.  If you have any questions, please contact your doctor or other healthcare professional.


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