Living with Chronic Pain? Here's How to Talk with Your Provider About Medical Cannabis
The Cleveland Clinic defines Chronic pain as pain that is ongoing and usually lasts longer than six months. This type of pain can continue even after the injury or illness that caused it has healed or gone away. Pain signals remain active in the nervous system for weeks, months, or years. Some people suffer chronic pain even when there is no past injury or apparent body damage.
It is not in your head and help is available. One treatment option that has been effective for many people is the use of medical cannabis. Not convinced? In New York State, medical marijuana is only permitted for selected "qualifying conditions." Chronic pain is one of them. How's that for legitimacy?
Start the Conversation
Some people find it awkward to broach the subject of medical cannabis with their doctor. Unfortunately, there is still a stigma associated with weed as a credible medical treatment. Fear not, here are two articles that offer some suggestions:
How to Talk to Your Physician About Medical Cannabis: 10 Points to Guide You
How to Talk to Your Doctor About Medical Cannabis: Advice on how to get the conversation started.
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You have choices in selecting the right medical professional to help you. Sherry Verostko-Slazak ANP-BC, has been vetted by NYS and is licensed and registered to certify qualifying patients for medical marijuana in New York State. She has been helping patients with their chronic pain, and other qualifying conditions, since it was legalized.
Not a patient of Sherry's or of Advanced Integrative Care? No worries, she has many medical cannabis only patients and is happy to work in concert with your healthcare provider. Click here to contact Advanced Integrative Care to chat with Sherry about your specific health concerns.
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