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Chronic Pain

An oz. of Wellness Healthcare

Medical Marijuana Certifying Doctors & Alternative Medicine Physician located in Boca Raton, FL

It’s estimated that as many as 40% of people in the United States suffer from chronic pain, which affects physical and mental health and may lead to a dependence on opioids. But there are alternative treatments that can help you get relief from your pain. An oz. of Wellness Healthcare, with offices in Boca Raton, Orlando, and Palm Bay, Florida, is an integrative wellness practice and medical marijuana treatment center (MMTC) that offers alternative treatments for chronic pain. To schedule a consultation, call the office or book online today.

Chronic Pain Q & A

What is chronic pain?

Chronic pain refers to pain that lasts for several weeks or several years. Pain is a natural response initiated by your nervous system that indicates an injury. For most people, the pain decreases as the injury heals.

However, if you suffer from chronic pain, your nerves continue to transmit pain signals to your brain even though the initial injury has healed. Chronic pain is medically defined as pain that lasts 12 weeks or more. 

The pain you experience can vary and may include:

  • Dull ache
  • Burning sensation
  • Sharp, shooting pain
  • Numbness or tingling

In addition to the toll chronic pain takes on your physical health, it may also affect your mental health and lead to conditions such as depression and anxiety.

What conditions can cause chronic pain?

Chronic pain can affect any part of your body, and there are many conditions that cause ongoing pain. Some of the most common include:

  • Headaches
  • Migraines
  • Arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Cancer pain
  • Low-back pain

Chronic pain may develop after an acute injury or from an underlying illness or degenerative condition. 

What are the treatments for chronic pain?

Treatment for chronic pain depends on the cause of your pain and overall health. Traditionally, treatment may include various over-the-counter or prescription medications, as well as therapies such as physical therapy or psychotherapy. 

The team at An oz. of Wellness Healthcare understands how frustrating it can be to find an effective treatment for your chronic pain and offers alternative treatments, including recommendations for medical cannabis and hemp-produced products. 

How can medical marijuana alleviate my pain?

Cannabis plants, which include marijuana and hemp, contain compounds called cannabinoids. Your body also produces these compounds, which are used by the endocannabinoid system (ECS). Your ECS plays a role in regulating many body functions, including mood, appetite, pain, sleep, and stress.

The cannabinoids in marijuana and hemp act on the cannabinoid receptors found throughout your ECS to inhibit the pain response. The cannabinoids may also reduce neural inflammation. 

The team at An oz. of Wellness Healthcare can talk to you about the use of medical marijuana and medical-grade full-spectrum CBD oil as treatment options for your chronic pain. An oz. of Wellness Healthcare is staffed with medical marijuana-qualified ordering physicians who can assist you in getting your medical marijuana identification card. The wellness practice isn’t a medical marijuana dispensary.

For a consultation, call the office or book online today.