For years, cannabis carried a social stigma of lackadaisical potheads clothed in patchwork ponchos, ‘mingling with Mary’ solely for the sake of getting stoned. However, this stereotype is no longer the case. Millions turn to medical marijuana for various health issues, primarily chronic pain sufferers.
Medical marijuana can help make life tolerable and enjoyable for patients with chronic pain. The objective is to improve the quality of life and not necessarily escape life or get high. One of the top benefits of cannabis for chronic pain is that there is no risk of addiction and no nasty side effects. You will never hear about someone overdosing on marijuana, but thousands upon thousands die every year from opioids. These are just a few of the many reasons why cannabis is quickly replacing opioids as the preferred method of pain management.
The possibilities are truly endless. There has never been a better time to get your get your medical marijuana card and find the natural option that works best for your pain. If you are curious about how cannabis can help chronic pain, you have come to the right place.
How Does Cannabis Help Chronic Pain?
Whether you have been hurt in a car accident or have underlying health issues causing your chronic pain, you are undoubtedly suffering in more ways than one.
Chronic pain can go far beyond a physical feeling. It can lead to depression, anxiety, poor sleep quality, increased heart rate, increased blood pressure, decreased immunity, and more. In addition, it puts the body into fight-or-flight mode, which is a constant state of elevated stress that affects every part of you.
Cannabis (or marijuana) contains compounds called “cannabinoids” that stimulate the brain’s cannabinoid receptors. Both CBD and THC in marijuana interact with your pain receptors to exert anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving effects. CBD does this without causing a psychoactive “high,” while THC provides a feeling of euphoria or a buzz.
What Type Of Medical Marijuana Should You Take For Chronic Pain?
You can choose a take Sativa, Indica, or a hybrid for chronic pain. You can also take CBD if you don’t want the psychoactive effects of THC.
Sativa is best for morning or daytime use or when you have things you need to get done. Indica is best for winding down or before you go to bed. Hybrids are a little more complicated. It is best to choose your hybrid strain based on which phenotype (Indica or Sativa) is more predominant. As for CBD, it is suitable for any time of day, as there will be no high or effect on your ability to focus.
Talk to your doctor today about what types of medical marijuana may help you. There is a product for everyone, regardless of lifestyle or intake preferences. For example, I love using Fluent’s Elara Topical Cream when neck and back pain strikes. This topical allows me to address my pain instantly without taking a break from handling work or responsibilities. You can find the Elara Topical Cream in the Products section of the website.
You can walk in, new to the process, and leave feeling informed and empowered (and part of the Fluent family). Learning about the variety of products is a significant perk of visiting a Fluent dispensary or ordering delivery.
In conclusion, don’t wait to get relief from your chronic pain. Life is happening now, and there is no time like the present to take your health back into your hands. You will be surprised and satisfied knowing that an entire team of passionate professionals is waiting to help you feel better today. You can also call 833-735-8368 now for even faster service.