Rheumatology and Pain
The Clinic Network’s Treatment Options
Patients who are dealing with arthritis, fibromyalgia, an autoimmune disorder, or rheumatic disease can receive relief from chronic pain through medical marijuana therapies. Treatment for rheumatology is available through The Clinic Network. After you qualify for legal, medical cannabis use, our team of professionals will direct you to a licensed provider (LP) and assist with your continued treatment. Alleviate your suffering and inflammation today.
Thousands of Canadians treat their symptoms with medical marijuana. More research is necessary to more definitively establish cannabis’ benefits for chronic pain and other ailments. However, the anecdotal evidence is strong enough to show that patient health improves with its use, and the Canadian Government agrees.
When you meet with the medical professionals at The Clinic Network, we’ll work with you on a physician-approved treatment plan. It’s possible that you will use CBD oil (Cannabidiol oil), which is devoid of THC (the marijuana compound that makes a person “high”). Scientific research establishes that the effects of CBD oil are promising for those with joint pain and inflammation. Side effects are mild or non-existent, and many patients report experiencing better sleep.
Some additional conditions that benefit from medical cannabis therapy include:
- Crohn’s disease
- Emotional challenges
- Muscle spasms
- Nausea from chemotherapy treatments
- Parkinson’s Disease
- …and other ailments
You can purchase CBD oil in both capsule and liquid forms, and ingest the capsule by mouth or take the oil with food or water. Some patients like to apply the oil topically by mixing it with lotion, which can relieve achy, stiff joints.
Your doctor will help you determine the best dosage for your needs. You’ll likely start with smaller doses and determine your body’s reaction. If there are no noticeable side effects, the dosage can be slowly increased. Talk to the caring professionals at The Clinic Network and create an individualized plan to address your rheumatic issues.
While CBD oil does affect the activity of the brain, it’s different from the way THC has psychoactive results. The oil has interaction with the CB1 and CB2 receptors, and is known to lower pain and inflammation. CB2 also influences the immune system, particularly for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients, whose joint tissue is affected by their condition. It’s possible that CBD can slow or stop RA’s progression, which can eventually permanently damage joints. It’s also helpful in the reduction of inflammation-related symptoms, including fever and fatigue.
Medical cannabis or marijuana (in its available, legal form) is not considered to be addictive. If you have a former history of prescription drug abuse (e.g Oxycodone or Vicodin), our guidance can be of service. Take our referral form to your General Physician (GP) or family doctor and discuss your options.
If you are a Canadian Military Veteran, there is no charge for treatment for your medical cannabis treatment for rheumatology at our clinics.
Call The Clinic Network today to begin a path to pain relief and a therapeutic approach to arthritis and rheumatic disease. We want to connect you with a physician who will explain medical cannabis therapies. Our associations with reputable, licensed providers put your health in responsible hands. Start living a better life now.