Medical marijuana is a product made from the marijuana or cannabis plant. While recreational use of marijuana remains unlawful in certain states, New Jersey permits doctors to prescribe medical marijuana. RecoveryZone Orthopedic, Spine and Sports Medicine in Wall, New Jersey is committed to offering comprehensive pain management options to patients in Monmouth and Ocean Counties. Patients outside of Monmouth or Ocean Counties a Telemed appointment may be available, please call RZ at 732-935-800 for more information.
The full range of medical marijuana’s potential benefits is the subject of ongoing clinical research. However, it’s known to help relieve chronic pain, including pain resulting from nerve damage, and inflammation, reduce nausea, improve your quality of sleep, and relieve muscle spasms.
If you’re experiencing symptoms like these and other approaches aren’t helping, Dr Michael Palmer, the Pain Management Physician at RecoveryZone Orthopedic, Spine and Sports Medicine may recommend medical marijuana treatment.
Only certified doctors like those at RecoveryZone Orthopedic, Spine and Sports Medicine can write medical marijuana prescriptions. You also need to register with the State of New Jersey Medicinal Marijuana Program (MMP) and get an MMP ID card.
To obtain a medical marijuana prescription in New Jersey, you need to have a qualifying condition as listed by the state health department. Medical marijuana is normally only considered as a treatment option when other approaches haven’t relieved your symptoms.
If you fit the criteria and Dr Michael Palmer at RecoveryZone Orthopedic, Spine and Sports Medicine believes medical marijuana is a good option, you take your prescription and ID card to an approved dispensary to collect your medicine.
Medical marijuana is a natural product that has proven effectiveness. It’s becoming an increasingly popular substitute for potent pain-relieving medications such as opioids.
The side effects of using medical marijuana are generally minimal. This is particularly true when compared to the potential side effects you could experience when taking opioid medications. Research indicates that medical marijuana is also less harmful to your liver and kidneys.
Another issue with prescription opioid use that’s becoming a major public health problem is addiction and abuse. Medical marijuana seems to be far less addictive for patients for the long-term management of chronic pain.
RecoveryZone Orthopedic, Spine and Sports Medicine believes that for many patients, medical marijuana is a clear treatment choice when it comes to managing chronic pain. It allows patients to live with minimal discomfort and take a more rewarding, active role in their lives.
Find out more about medical marijuana by calling RecoveryZone Orthopedic, Spine and Sports Medicine today 732-935-0800 or book an appointment online.