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Pain Management Therapist

Our goal at 1800MedicalMarijuana.com is to implement and support treatments that can help alleviate pain. For years, traditional treatments have primarily included medication; however physical therapy is another proven option. Sometimes psychotherapy is recommended in conjunction to these treatments for our patients to learn coping skills for dealing with chronic pain in addition to using medical marijuana.

We at 1-800 Medical Marijuana are focused on the management of all types of pain, which can develop for many reasons. We have learned through research how your body reacts to pain, which medications work to dull or eliminate pain and how other alternative treatments such as acupuncture and medicinal use of marijuana can be used in tandem on painful conditions.

There are two types of pain – acute and chronic. Acute pain occurs as the result of injury, surgery or medical illness. In most cases, this type of pain can be treated immediately and will improve in a short time. Chronic pain is defined by pain that lingers after the healing process should be over. Either one of our pain management therapists or our knowledgeable and qualified staff can recommend treatments that will help keep your pain level at a minimum while working towards healing.

In the case of a serious illness, management of this pain is very important. Patients diagnosed with AIDS, sickle cell disease or cancer are especially affected. Cancer pain can be caused from a tumor, surgery or other treatments such as radiation or chemotherapy. Our highly capable staff will work in conjunction with our physicians during your cancer treatment to help manage the resulting pain.

Depending on your level and type of pain, medication alone may not be effective. When combined with other treatment options, some medicines are more effective. In some cases, some patients’ pain conditions may respond to treatment rather than medication. Treatments such as medical cannabis can prove to be more effective than medication and can either reduce or replace the need for taking any pain medication over time.

Common treatments include:

  • Injections of local anesthetics (like Novocain) with or without cortisone medicines into the affected area. These injections can help to reduce swelling as well.
  • Nerve blocks administered to numb groups of nerves called a plexus or ganglion via local anesthetics.
  • Electrical stimulation from a TENS (Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) which is a small, battery operated device that works to alleviate pain via stimulation of the nerve fibers through the skin.
  • Aquatic and/or physical therapy is used to increase the functionality of your body while working to reduce pain. They can be administered through whirlpool therapy, deep tissue massage or ultrasound.
  • Acupuncture is becoming more common as western medicine is beginning to recognize the benefits of eastern medicine. It uses thin needles placed at specific points on your skin to treat disease and painful conditions.
  • Surgery is recommended after all other treatment options have been thoroughly exhausted. Surgery can be done on the nerves to provide some pain relief and resume daily activities in a nearly normal manner.
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