The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that 20.4% of adults in America had chronic pain in 2019. Among these adults, 7.4% experienced high-impact chronic pain that frequently limited life or work activities.
Chronic pain is the most common reason why patients use medical marijuana. Researchers estimate that 50 million adults in the United States are dealing with chronic pain.
A study published by Health Affairs found that there were over 600,000 registered medical cannabis patients in 2016 and over 800,000 a year later in 2017.
The National Academies of Sciences? determined that adult patients with chronic pain who were treated with medical cannabis were more likely to experience a clinically noteworthy reduction in pain symptoms.
Studies and clinical trials have demonstrated that more than 80% of patients enrolled in clinical trials and/or with a medical cannabis card indicate “severe pain” as the reason for use.
According to a Harvard study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, six chronic pain patients who took medical marijuana saw a reduction in their pain levels.
Another study published in the Journal of Pain from the University of Michigan found that using medical marijuana decreased side effects of other pain medications, reduced opioid usage by 64 percent in pain patients, and improved the quality of life of subjects.
In Louisiana, the Advocate reported in January 2021 that chronic pain victims suffer more as a consequence of the pandemic. Steps are being taken to address the devastating effects of opioid misuse and abuse through non-addictive treatments for chronic pain.
The Advocate further reported that those suffering from chronic, debilitating pain desperately want safe pain management choices, so they can live, and not just endure it.
Dr. Alex Bekker of Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, an expert in pain control, said that cannabis could prove to be an effective way to help people hoping to escape opioid addiction.
Medical marijuana has been legal in Louisiana for years, but accessing it hasn’t always been easy. However, in 2016, legislators created a comprehensive medical cannabis program, and new bills in 2018 and 2020 expanded it significantly. Today, Louisiana residents experiencing a wide range of chronic and debilitating conditions can find comfort in medicinal cannabis.
Chronic pain is pain that can continue even after the injury or illness that causes it to have healed or has gone away. The pain signals remain active in the nervous system for weeks, months, even years. It is often linked to conditions such as:
Pain perception is affected by our unique biology, our mood, our social environment, and our experiences. To many, chronic pain is a heavy burden both for the patient and the caregiver.
People suffering from high-impact chronic pain have difficulty with self-care activities like getting dressed, going to the bathroom, cooking, and other self-care chores. They also miss more workdays than those without chronic pain.
Harvard Health reported that chronic pain is the most challenging condition to treat because of its complex and multidimensional experience. The typical treatments for chronic pain include therapy, nerve blocks, pain medication, and surgery.
Although there are many conventional medications to address symptoms, they often come with undesirable side effects. Thankfully, patients with chronic pain can qualify for medical marijuana.
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