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Chronic Pain

Natural Green Remedies

Medical Cannabis Physician & Wellness and Aesthetic Specialist located in Philadelphia, PA

About 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain, making it the country’s leading cause of long-term disability. The team at Natural Green Remedies helps adults in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and the surrounding New Jersey area, find relief from chronic pain with medical cannabis cards. To learn more about the benefits of using medical cannabis to treat chronic pain, call one of the office locations or schedule a consultation online today.

Chronic Pain Q & A

What is chronic pain?

Everyone experiences short-term, or acute, aches and pains from time to time. But sometimes, pain continues long after the initial injury has healed. When pain persists for three months or longer, it’s considered chronic. 

Chronic pain can seriously affect your quality of life. In addition to discomfort, chronic pain can cause mobility issues that prevent you from completing day-to-day activities, like getting dressed on your own. 

What causes chronic pain?

Chronic pain is a complex issue that can occur for many reasons. Sometimes, chronic pain is due to an underlying medical condition, such as:

  • Arthritis
  • Cancer
  • Low back pain
  • Headaches
  • Nerve damage (neuropathy)
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction

Other times, chronic pain persists without a clear, identifiable cause. This can make chronic pain especially frustrating for everyone involved. 

What’s the treatment for chronic pain?

The most common treatment for chronic pain involves prescription opioid painkillers. However, opioid medications are highly addictive and cause troublesome side effects, including nausea. For many people, taking opioid pain relievers every day for several months isn’t an option. 

The team at Natural Green Remedies has a better solution. They help adults find natural relief from chronic pain with medical cannabis. Research shows that chronic pain patients who use medical cannabis experience a reduction in pain, decreased need for opioid medications, and an improved quality of life.

How can I get medical marijuana for chronic pain?

If you’re over 21 years old and suffer from chronic pain, you may be eligible for a Pennsylvania or New Jersey medical marijuana card. The first step in getting your medical card is to schedule a consultation at Natural Green Remedies. Your doctor discusses your symptoms and explains how medical cannabis can help.

Then, they write you a certified medical marijuana recommendation that allows you to purchase products from a dispensary. If chronic pain makes it difficult for you to travel, you can designate a caregiver to obtain cannabis for you. You and your caregiver must both register with the applicable medicinal marijuana program. 

To find relief from chronic pain with medical cannabis, call Natural Green Remedies, or book an appointment online today.