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Medical Marijuana Strains for Chronic Pain

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Medical marijuana has been shown to ease the symptoms of those who suffer with chronic pain. At Sensible Seeds we are in the process of undertaking a large amount of research into the cannabis strains and treatments that will offer the most benefits to those who suffer with chronic pain or related conditions. Sensible Seeds is committed to bringing beneficial cannabis strains and related medical marijuana information to you, and all medical marijuana patients. Keep returning to this website because we shall be updating our information as new discoveries come to light. We have sourced information from a variety of well-established medical marijuana websites and a summary of this information is laid out for you below.

What Is Chronic Pain?

Chronic pain is pain that lasts longer than six months. Some 10% of the Canadian and US population are affected and it is a condition that affects tens of millions of people around the world. Chronic pain can vary in form from mild to excruciating. Pain can be continuous or it may come and go in episodes. For some people chronic pain can be a mild inconvenience but for others it can be completely incapacitating and destroy any chance a person may have of leading a normal, happy life.

The most common sources of chronic pain include headaches, joint pain, pain from injury, and backaches. Other types of chronic pain are tendinitis, sinus pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, and pain affecting specific parts of your body including the shoulders, pelvis, and neck. Simple and generalized muscle or nerve pain can develop into a chronic pain condition.

The origins of a chronic pain condition vary by individual. A person who has suffered a trauma or an injury may develop the condition, as can someone who has had an infection. For some people there does not have to be a reason. The condition simply develops.

Chronic pain is known to make an emotional toll on sufferers too. Sufferers of chronic pain will often have symptoms of anxiety, stress, depression, anger, and fatigue which in turn can inhibit the body's production of natural painkillers and increase the level of substances that amplify sensations of pain. There is plenty of evidence that remorseless pain can suppress the immune system. Because of these links between the mind and body it is suggested that treatment for chronic pain should address psychological as well as physical aspects of the condition.


The Symptoms of Chronic Pain

·         Mild to severe pain that does not go away

·         Pain that can be described as shooting, burning, aching, or electrical

·         Discomfort, soreness, tightness, or stiffness

·         Fatigue

·         Sleeplessness

·         Less compulsion to be active

·         Weakened immune system

·         Changes in mood including hopelessness, fear, depression, irritability, anxiety, and stress


Medical marijuana and Chronic Pain

It is challenging to treat and manage chronic pain but medical marijuana may be able to provide chronic pain relief even where many conventional chronic pain medications cannot. Cannabinoids have well-documented analgesic properties that ensure that medical marijuana is an effective treatment for chronic pain syndrome. Scientific studies have shown that the majority of medical marijuana patients experience pain relief. Medical marijuana as a chronic pain management tool will decrease the pain and help to improve the general quality of life. In addition, MMJ patients note that there are no serious side effects unlike conventional pain relievers.

Medical marijuana has long been associated with pain relief. The American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Public Health Association, the American Nurses Association, and even The New England Journal of Medicine have all endorsed the use of medical marijuana in the treatment of severe chronic pain for medical marijuana patients.

Medical marijuana is a useful replacement for opioids in chronic pain treatment. In 2000, a research study demonstrated that 70-80% of medical marijuana patients experienced pain relief and is a preference to the long-term use of opioids which have short and long term side effects. In 2003, a 47-year-old woman in a case study experienced less pain with reduced doses of three opioids and a small amount of medical marijuana, when compared to conventionally large doses of opioids only.

In 1999, the Institute of Medicine noted that, "THC is significantly superior to placebo and produces dose-related analgesia peaking at around 5 hours, comparable to but out-lasting that of codeine." They found that side effects were minimal and dose-related, including slurred speech, sedation and mental clouding, blurred vision, dizziness and ataxia. By comparison, many opioids, including codeine, can have nasty side effects that include hallucination, seizures, difficulty urinating, and a rapid or irregular heartbeat. MMJ patients, sufferers of chronic pain, can manage their pain using medical marijuana and regulate their own dosage in order to avoid side effects.

In 2006, at a MedPanel summit, a group of elite pain researchers, named medical marijuana as the most promising treatment for neuropathic pain. More recently, in 2012, a Canadian survey found that 84% of medical marijuana patients indicated their preference for using marijuana for pain relief.


How medical marijuana for chronic pain works

Prodigious scientific evidence has shown that cannabinoids – the medical compounds found in marijuana – have powerful pain-relieving (analgesic) properties. Cannabinoids interact with the cannabinoid receptors of the body’s endocannabinoid system.

Cannabinoid receptors are found throughout the body, but most prominently in the brain and spinal cord. When cannabinoids bind to the receptors in nerve and brain cells, they alter the way these cells perceive the pain stimulus, and reduce the intensity of pain as interpreted by the brain. Experts believe that the endocannabinoid system acts as a biological mechanism that controls pain in the human body, which allows for unique therapeutic applications.

Recent studies have found cannabinoids to be effective for patients who suffer from pain associated with medical conditions such as HIV, cancer, MS, arthritis, fibromyalgia and migraines. Studies have found cannabinoids to be beneficial in the treatment of both acute and chronic pain. Such studies have noted that cannabinoids are of comparable effectiveness to opioids in models of acute pain. In fact they have greater effectiveness than opioids in models of chronic pain. Although opioids remain as the most widely prescribed treatment for chronic pain, cannabinoids are believed to possess a number of advantages over traditional opioid treatments.

Known side effects of opioids can include death, abuse and dependence. The opioid system is directly linked with breathing and, when taken in large doses, opioids can cause death due to lack of oxygen. Cannabinoids can prevent the development of opioid tolerance and withdrawal symptoms because they interrupt signals sent by the opioid receptor systems, and reduce both cravings for opioids and the severity of withdrawal. Experts therefore believe that medical marijuana for chronic pain and its derivatives hold the potential to both relieve suffering and reduce the risk of side effects.

It has been suggested that a combination of both forms of treatment may provide the greatest amount of relief to patients with chronic pain. A study published in 2011 by lead author Dr. Abrams found that patients who took morphine and oxycodone experienced greater pain relief after 5 days of concurrent medical marijuana treatment.


Medical marijuana for chronic pain – Sensible Seeds

The Sensible Seeds team are constantly updating the list of marijuana seeds available for sufferers of chronic pain and other medical marijuana patients. Keep checking back here with us at the Sensible Seeds website for updates on medical marijuana for chronic pain or contact us for advice and further information. We are always happy to advise medical marijuana patients.

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Spliff Seeds – Bubblegun - Regular (Silver) - 

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Spliff Seeds – BlueBerry - Regular (Silver) - 

Spliff Seeds - Blue Berry - Feminized (GOLD) - 

Ministry of Cannabis - Zensation - Feminized - 

Medicann - Trainwreck  - Regular - 

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