Cannabis: Powerful Anti-inflammatory and Pain-reliever
MEDICAL MARIJUANA AND ARTHRITIS
The Institutes of Medicine claim the impressive anti-inflammatory properties of cannabinoids may reduce or prevent the pain caused by arthritis.
Arthritis Pain is a Personal Struggle
Your ReThink-Rx™ Doctor Will Help
According to the Arthritis Foundation, arthritis is one of the most prevalent chronic health problems and the leading cause of disability in the U.S. A 2006 report estimated that 46 million Americans—nearly 1 in 5 adults—live with chronic joint pain and arthritis. Many patients and doctors report that cannabis is an effective treatment for rheumatoid arthritis.
The use of cannabis as a treatment for musculoskeletal pain in Western medicine dates to the 1700s. Modern research now confirms that cannabis can relieve the pain associated with arthritis and the other rheumatic and degenerative hip, joint, and connective tissue disorders.
Not only is cannabis an effective pain reliever and anti-inflammatory, but it also has the potential to enhance the effectiveness of other painkillers, including opiates, NSAIDs, and muscle relaxers, allowing for better pain relief at lower dosages of these problematic medicines.
The Institutes of Medicine specifically noted that the impressive anti-inflammatory properties of cannabinoids may reduce or prevent the pain caused by swelling and inflammation in arthritis.
Importantly, research has shown that these powerful properties of cannabis may actually treat chronic inflammatory diseases like arthritis directly. Specifically, cannabis has a demonstrated ability to improve mobility and reduce morning stiffness and inflammation.
If you are suffering from the pain and distress of arthritis, talk to one of our doctors to find out how cannabis may help you. Understanding the therapeutic principles of cannabis and arthritis will help greatly. Your ReThink-Rx doctor will explain just how this works and will help you develop a strategy that works best for you.
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