In an effort to offer alternatives to opioids for pain relief, our team at Ospina Medical provides many other effective, interventional pain management treatments. One option available for some of our patients is medical marijuana. For certain chronic pain conditions, medical marijuana can be prescribed to reduce inflammation and pain at our clinic in Midtown Manhattan.
There are compounds within medical marijuana that can help with chronic pain conditions. Marijuana has cannabinoids that minimize inflammation, nerve pain, anxiety and nausea. Synthetic compounds have been created to mimic the effects of different cannabinoids due to their effectiveness in treating certain symptoms experienced by those suffering from chronic pain. Medical marijuana offers the natural combination of these substances, offering relief for patients with certain types of chronic or severe pain. In New York, medical marijuana is available at dispensaries in liquids, oils, sprays and pills for those who have a prescription from a registered physician.
Conditions Treated with Medical Marijuana
In New York City, medical marijuana must be prescribed by a physician who is registered and approved by the New York State Health Department. Our physicians can prescribe this medication for approved conditions to control pain and other symptoms. Some of the conditions that may qualify for medical marijuana treatment include:
- Neuropathy (diabetic)
- Crohn’s disease
- Other chronic pain conditions
If you have been living with chronic pain, anxiety or nausea, medical marijuana could offer a safer alternative to opioids for symptom and pain relief. Our interventional pain specialists at Ospina Medical offer a wide variety of effective pain management treatments at our clinic in New York City, including medical marijuana. Contact us today to schedule a consultation to discuss treatment for your chronic pain condition. Medical marijuana may be recommended as part of your pain treatment plan by our experienced physicians.