Medical Marijuana for Chronic Pain in South Carolina
Patients with Chronic Pain Qualify for Medical Marijuana in South Carolina
Once medical marijuana is legal in South Carolina, individuals living with chronic or intractable pain should be eligible for treatment with medical marijuana. Chronic pain is described as pain that is either chronic and severe or intractable. This means that anyone suffering from recurring pain, be it headaches, migraines, IBS, any form of arthritis or inflammation, or any other ailment that yields high pain, should be able to qualify for medical marijuana treatment in South Carolina. This, of course, is provided that the patient has documented evidence of previous treatment for chronic pain.
This is also great news as medical marijuana provides South Carolina residents access to a safe alternative to opiate-based treatment. Since the opioid crisis has hit this country pretty hard, finding alternatives to opioid treatment is key to reducing the number of overdoses and deaths throughout the state.
What Is Chronic Pain?
It seems that everyone deals with pain at one time or another. The pain that someone experiences often fall into one of two general categories, “chronic” or “acute” pain. Chronic pain, which is the type that should be eligible for medical marijuana in South Carolina, is defined as pain lasting for more than 12 weeks.
Living in pain for this amount of time is debilitating and negatively impacts one's quality of life. Oftentimes, the most basic of activities can become challenging, whether that be getting out of bed, or putting on a shirt. This type of pain and stress not only takes a physical toll on your body but is often draining on an emotional level. As a result, many sufferers of chronic pain often find themselves depressed or lacking the motivation to complete their daily routine.
Treatment Options for Chronic Pain
Due to the nature of chronic pain, it is often difficult to treat. In recent years, many doctors and patients have ended up using powerful opioid-based pain medications to alleviate symptoms. This has been disastrous, as these medications are highly addictive and have fueled the U.S. opioid epidemic.
Medical cannabis is a promising alternative for treating chronic pain. Research has shown that THC is an effective pain reliever for cancer patients and they also found that it lacked the toxic side effects found in many traditional medicines. Patients have reported relief from a wide variety of types of pain, in particular, individuals with pain related to the nervous system have seen significant benefits. With opiate addiction ruining lives and devastating communities across the country, cannabis has grown into a trusted alternative for individuals suffering from pain on a daily basis.
Medical Marijuana For Treating Chronic Pain
You might find significant relief from medical marijuana if you are living with any of the following:
Lower back pain
Get Approved for Medical Marijuana Through Telemed
Once approved, you will be able to get approved for medical marijuana treatment right in the comfort and safety of your own home! South Carolina Marijuana Card offers medical marijuana evaluations through telemedicine where you will virtually meet with one of our doctors through your computer or mobile phone. This provides an easy and convenient way for patients to be evaluated.
Medical Marijuana Doctors Treating Chronic Pain Patients
South Carolina Marijuana Card will have office locations in all major South Carolina cities, and at every location, we will have compassionate doctors certified to recommend and friendly support staff to help you through the entire process. We understand that this process can be confusing, so we take all of the guesswork out of it for our patients. We'll take care of everything, from helping you collect your medical records before your appointment, to submitting your recommendation to the State Board of Pharmacy after the appointment.