Holistic Medicine for Chronic Pain
Integrative Medicine and Medical Marijuana
As anyone dealing with chronic pain can tell you, it can completely disrupt your life. It doesn’t much matter what the cause of pain is – if it’s ongoing, or severe, it can be debilitating. Often, it leaves you unable to carry out daily activities and can make it hard to think straight.
This goes for pain associated with cancer or its treatment, digestive disorders like Crohn's disease or inflammatory bowel disease (IBS), or degenerative diseases such as multiple sclerosis (MS) or Parkinson's disease. In Ohio, there are 21 medical conditions that can be treated with medical marijuana. Chronic pain is one of them – and it is the most common reason people turn to medical marijuana.
Chronic pain is typically understood as pain that persists for 3 months or longer. Its many causes may include migraine headaches, arthritis, back or neck injuries, a previous surgery, or other health concerns.
If you're in pain but afraid of long-term use of opioid painkillers, there’s a good reason for your fears. The risk of opioid addiction is high, and overdose and death are a very real threat. Medical marijuana, on the other hand, especially when combined with other evidence-based complementary therapies, can be a powerful foe against your pain. It may even help reduce your use of prescription painkillers like opioids.
Because the dosage, form, and strain of medical marijuana used can all make a difference in its ability to alleviate your pain, you'll want to turn to a medical doctor certified to make medical marijuana evaluations and recommendations – someone like Dr. David Zainey at InteCare Medical Clinic.
Holistic Doctor in Fairborn, Ohio
Do you suffer from chronic pain or severe intractable pain? Why not look into evidence-based complementary therapies such as medical marijuana? Dr. Zainey at InteCare Medical Clinic can create a treatment plan that’s right for you. Call (937) 874-5766 to schedule an appointment, or you can request an appointment online.