Cannabis and its Effects on Pain
Pain management is a complex challenge that often requires a multi-faceted approach. At our clinic in Harley Street London, we offer medicinal cannabis as an effective treatment option for various types of pain. This article will explore how cannabis interacts with the body to provide pain relief.
The Science of Pain and Cannabis
Pain signals are transmitted through nerves to the brain. Cannabinoids like THC and CBD interact with the endocannabinoid system, modulating these signals and thereby reducing the perception of pain.
Types of Pain Treated
Chronic Pain: Long-lasting pain that persists for months.
Acute Pain: Short-term pain usually resulting from an injury.
Neuropathic Pain: Pain resulting from nerve damage.
Cannabis has shown promise in treating all these types of pain, providing a comprehensive solution for pain management.
Depending on the type and location of the pain, different methods of cannabis administration may be more effective:
Oral: For systemic pain relief.
Topical: For localised pain like arthritis.
Benefits Over Traditional Painkillers
Medicinal cannabis offers a safer alternative to opioids, with fewer side effects and a lower risk of dependency.
While generally safe, it’s crucial to consult a healthcare provider for a tailored treatment plan, especially if you’re already on other medications.
What to do next?
Pain can be debilitating, but it doesn’t have to control your life. Medicinal cannabis offers a scientifically-backed, safer alternative for pain management. At The London Cannabis Clinic, we are here to guide you through your pain relief journey with personalised care plans.