Dean Drosnes offers his perspective not only on marijuana, but regarding CBD (cannabidiol) oil, alternative pain management methods, and what this all means for treating chronic pain – especially when substance use disorder is a factor.
Medical Cannabis is legal in 33 states now despite having a 94% national support rating. Medical marijuana has helped thousands with cancer, Parkinsons, epilepsy, chronic pain, neurological disorders and so many other illnesses to be able to obtain a quality of life that was not reachable through “traditional, mainstream” treatment. Medical cannabis is also known
Kevin Kraemer, MD, chief of the Section of Treatment, Research, and Education in Addiction Medicine at UPMC, discusses the scientific evidence for using medical marijuana for chronic pain.
I am using medical cannabis to help manage my neuropathy pain. For more information on medical cannabis in the great state of Maryland: The Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission: https://mmcc.maryland.gov/Pages/home.aspx Harvest Medical: https://www.harvestmedical103.com/ Peninsula Alternative Health: https://www.peninsulamd.com/ Curio Wellness: https://curiowellness.com/
Dr. Michael Bostwick, a psychiatrist at Mayo Clinic, discusses research that looked at marijuana use during pain management therapy in adolescents.
There is currently no cure for MS and many patients are finding help and relief using medical cannabis alongside rehabilitation therapies.
In this video, I discuss why I stopped using medical marijuana to help manage my chronic pain in the past. I’ve decided to try using it again to see if cannabis can help me make more progress in my recent double spinal fusion surgery recovery.