Since Florida has legalized medical marijuana, more people are discovering how marijuana treats chronic and debilitating pain. Although hemorrhoids are not on the approved list of conditions that allow you to get medical marijuana in Florida, you may still be able to qualify if you have chronic hemorrhoids that cause chronic and debilitating pain. Here’s why you may be able to qualify and how marijuana can help you.
The nerve signals that our brains interpret as pain originate with receptor-bearing cells that are activated by temperature, touch, movement, or chemical changes. When you have chronic pain from hemorrhoids, the receptor bearing cells and nerves in the anus trigger nerve signals interpreted by the brain. The key to controlling chronic and debilitating pain lies in influencing these receptor-bearing cells and nerves.
What Marijuana Does for Pain
The same receptor-bearing cells and nerve bundles that send signals to the brain also have endocannabinoid receptors. Research studies are finding that when the endocannabinoid receptors are activated with cannabis, it can negate the pain signals that the nerves and receptor-bearing cells are sending to the brain. This effectively alleviates pain, at least for a time after using medical marijuana.
What You Can Do
Our office is now registered and qualified to recommend medical marijuana for chronic and debilitating pain. Contact us today for more information or to schedule your appointment. After a complete examination, we will determine the appropriate treatment plan and prescribe medical marijuana if we believe it will be beneficial. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.