To qualify for medical marijuana in PA, you must be diagnosed by a qualified professional. If you suffer from chronic pain, we can help.
Pain is a sensation, an irritating signal your body gives when something is wrong. Pain has many faces. It can be consistent and throbbing. It can be sharp and sudden or prickling, pinching, and stabbing. Depending on the cause of your pain, it can at times be unbearable.
We understand your pain and we are here to help.
Most common types of chronic pain:
- headache and/or migraines
- pain caused by surgery
- physical injury
- lower back pain
- neurogenic pain (pain caused by nerve damage)
- psychogenic pain (pain that isn’t caused by disease, injury, or nerve damage)
What causes chronic pain?
In order for pain to be considered chronic, you must experience the inflammation for atleast 12 weeks. An astounding 1.5 billion people suffer from chronic pain worldwide. It can be consistent or intermittent, giving no warning or apparent reason. So, what causes this often intense bodily reaction?
Pain is a part of the human experience. It is something we learn from as children and despise as adults. Chronic pain is often the result of an injury. You may have a broken bone, back injury, or pulled muscle causing damage to the surrounding nerves. This said nerve damage can cause pain to be long lasting and more intense.
Unfortunately, as we all know, pain is more complicated than just a simple injury. Sometimes, trauma is not the cause at all.
Chronic pain not resulting from injury:
- chronic fatigue syndrome: characterized by extreme, prolonged weariness that’s often accompanied by pain
- endometriosis: a disorder causing debilitating pain due to uterine lining growth outside of the uterus
- interstitial cystitis: a chronic disorder marked by bladder pressure and pain
- vulvodynia: a chronic vulva pain with no obvious cause
- fibromyalgia: widespread pain in the bones and muscles
- inflammatory bowel disease: a group of disorders related to chronic inflammation in the digestive tract
- temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ): a condition that causes painful clicking, popping, or locking of the jaw
Medical marijuana for pain relief
- Atleast 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. experience chronic pain.
- Chronic pain is the number 1 cause of disability.
- 84% of patients with high-impact chronic pain are unable to work outside of the home.
The medical marijuana program is designed to relieve patients with little to no side effect. It is a natural alternative to opioids that will give you back the life you deserve.
Medical marijuana with the correct levels of THC and CBD can help to relieve all types of pain from multiple underlying causes. As the endocannibinoid system resets to balance your body, you can set yourself free from the debilitating pain that has overridden your life.
How do I get my medical marijuana card for pain?
In order to qualify for medical marijuana for pain in PA you must first be diagnosed by a qualified professional such as your PCP or specialist.
If you have not yet been diagnosed, but think you may qualify, we can refer you to the right place to receive the correct assessment and documentation. Just CALL US and we will assist you!