By Dr. Alex Yazhbin, M. D.
Traditional methods of pain control including NSAID’s such as ibuprofen, other non opiate pain relievers such as acetaminophen, and opiates prove problematic from kidney problems, to liver problems to respiratory depression.
Cannabis treatment provides a relief from a range of symptoms. THC is a direct analgesic acting as an agonist at the CB1 receptor in the brain and peripheral tissue. CBD acts as an anti-inflammatory agent. Both through differing mechanisms cause pain relief. CBD is non psychoactive and may be taken during the day.
THC dominant strains should be taken in a safe place, away from heavy machinery.
Patients with neuropathic type pain from diabetes and other causes benefit from oral CBD regiments with vaporizable THC dominant strains for acute exacerbations. Medical marijuana is not limited to just these two cannabinoids. There are 113 known cannabinoids to date with THC, CBD, CBN, CBGa, and CBC all contributing to pain relief. It is important to know the role of each of these cannabinoids when choosing a pain medication. At Compassionate Care Consultants we help you obtain your Baltimore Medical Marijuana Card and treat your pain.