Treating Muscle Pain with Medical Cannabis

One of the most common forms of chronic pain is myofascial, better known as muscle pain. Medical cannabis patients are often prescribed cannabis specifically to treat intense and persistent muscle pain.

In fact, 89% of LiUNA labourers who are prescribed medical cannabis use it specifically for pain relief. And there are plenty of studies that support cannabis, as opposed to opioids, as a treatment of pain disorders!

Is cannabis effective for pain relief?

The use of medical cannabis to treat muscle pain has been heavily studied among chronic pain sufferers. Research in the journal Pain points to cannabis as an effective treatment for muscle pain in chronic, non-cancer, pain patients.

When it comes to patients with HIV, cannabis also provides pain relief. A study in the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management indicates that 94% of patients experienced significant myofascial pain relief, along with other positive effects, such as decreased nerve pain.

Cannabis and your sore muscles

If you are dealing with muscle pain and want to learn more about your options when it comes to pain relief, talk to your doctor or click here to learn more about booking an appointment with a LiUNA-dedicated nurse-practitioner.