Patients with Chronic Pain Qualify for Medical Marijuana in Ohio
With medical marijuana now legal in Ohio, individuals living with chronic or intractable pain are eligible for treatment with medical marijuana. Chronic pain is described as pain that is either chronic and severe or intractable. This means that anyone suffering from recurring pain, be it headaches, migraines, IBS, any form of arthritis or inflammation, or any other ailment that yields high pain, will be able to qualify for medical marijuana treatment in Ohio. This, of course, is provided that the patient has documented evidence of previous treatment for chronic pain.
This is also great news as medical marijuana provides Ohio residents access to a safe alternative to opiate-based treatment. Since the opioid crisis has hit Ohioans pretty hard, finding alternatives to opioid treatment is key to reducing the number of overdoses and deaths throughout the state.
What Is Chronic Pain?
It seems that everyone deals with pain at one time or another. The pain that someone experiences often fall in one of two general categories, “chronic” or “acute” pain. Chronic pain, which is the type that is eligible for medical marijuana in Ohio, is defined as pain lasting for more than 12 weeks.
Living in pain for this amount of time is debilitating and negatively impacts quality of life. Oftentimes, the most basic of activities can become challenging, whether that be getting out of bed, or putting on a shirt. This type of pain and stress not only takes a physical toll on your body, but it is often draining on an emotional level. As a result, many sufferers of chronic pain often find themselves depressed or lacking motivation to complete their daily routine.
Treatment Options for Chronic Pain
Due to the nature of chronic pain, it is often difficult to treat. In recent years, many doctors and patients have ended up using powerful opioid based pain medications to alleviate symptoms. This has been disastrous, as these medications are highly addictive and have fueled the U.S. opioid epidemic.
Medical cannabis is a promising alternative for treating chronic pain. Research has shown that THC is an effective pain reliever for cancer patients and they also found that it lacked the toxic side effects found in many traditional medicines. Patients have reported relief from a wide-variety of types of pain, in particular, individuals with pain related to the nervous system have seen significant benefits. With opiate addiction ruining lives and devastating communities across the country, cannabis has grown into a trusted alternative for individuals suffering from pain on a daily basis.
Medical Marijuana For Treating Chronic Pain
You might find significant relief from medical marijuana if you are living with any of the following:
3 Easy Steps
Schedule an appointment with one of our friendly marijuana doctors at any location throughout the State!
Visit our office for your
in-person evaluation with a state-certified medical marijuana doctor.
With the doctor's approval, you'll receive your card via email from the Ohio Board of Pharmacy.
Get Approved for Medical Marijuana Through Telemed
You can now get approved for medical marijuana treatment right in the comfort and safety of your own home! Ohio Marijuana Card offers medical marijuana evaluations through telemedicine where you will virtually meet with one of our doctors through your computer or mobile phone. This provides an easy and convenient way for patients to be evaluated.
Medical Marijuana Doctors Treating Chronic Pain Patients
Ohio Marijuana Card has office locations in all major Ohio cities, and at every location, we have compassionate doctors certified to recommend and friendly support staff to help you through the entire process. We understand that this process can be confusing, so we take all of the guesswork out of it for our patients. We'll take care of everything, from helping you collect your medical records before your appointment, to submitting your recommendation to the State Board of Pharmacy after the appointment.
Give us a call today if you have any questions, or to schedule an appointment.