Marijuana use for chronic pain was discovered in 1975. It was discovered to be an affordable and effective treatment for cancer pain. It is used by over 62 percent of chronic pain patients to treat the pain. People with this pain consume marijuana either through smoking, eating or oral spraying in order to relieve pain. It improves the health life of the patients and decreases the side effects of the pain to you as a user. If you are unable to receive injections or take pills to reduce pain, you can vape it. As a user you must use it under instructions of a physician for overdosing or under-dosing of marijuana can pose great health threats
Types of chronic pain that can be relieved when you use marijuana
If you suffer from the following health conditions you can relieve the chronic pain by using marijuana
- Disorder of TMJ
- Injuries or accidents pain
- Arthritis of rheumatoid
- Pain caused by HIV/AIDS.
- Neck pain
- Cancer or chronic neuropathic pain
- Pain of the lower back
- Irritable bowel syndrome or disease
- Multiple sclerosis
- Issues caused by the dysfunction of the nervous system
- Fatigue syndrome that is chronic
Methods of consuming marijuana
Rolling joints of the leaves/ flower using the rolling papers of tobacco and smoke it
Eating cooked edibles of the plant
Taking in tablet , pills, and capsules made of marijuana
Dissolving powdered THC in water and drink
Use transdermal patches on your skin. You can remove the patch if it has side effects on you
Vaping. Heat vaporizes it without producing smoke hence consumed in vapore form.
Make a tincture by soaking its leaves/ flowers in solvent liquid like alcohol and then you drink the tincture.
Applying its topicals like gel, lotions and salves on your skin to treat muscle aches and pain.
Side effects of using Marijuana
THC is the active ingredient that relieves pain in your body. It is taken in low or moderate amounts of dosage. If taken in large/ high amounts it increases the pain in your body. By taking in the dosage it may cause the following side effect to your body
- Dry mouth
- Red eyes
- Increased appetite
- Memory loss that is short term
Marijuana strains that are used to relieve chronic pain
Marijuana has different strains that reduce pain in different levels and ways. The different strains are as mentioned below.
- Blue Dream. Causes relaxation of the whole body
- Jack Herer. Reduces nerve pain
- Grandaddy Purple.Relieves insomnia, pain, muscle spasm,s, and stress
- Window white.Relieves pain
- Afghan Kush. It is made of Indica and relieves pain generally
- ACDC. Has a large amount of THC
Marijuana relieves many types of Chronic pain if taken in the required amount, for the right purpose and as recommended by specialists.