Chronic Pain

What is Chronic Pain and the symptoms?

Chronic pain is a pain that lasts for 3 to 6 months or more. Chronic pain can have real effects on your day-to-day life and your mental health. Sometimes chronic pain can begin without any obvious cause. But for many people, it starts after an injury or because of a health condition. Some of the leading causes include:

- Arthritis
- Back problems
- Previous injury or surgery
- Migraine
- Endometriosis
- Infections
- Fibromyalgia
- Multiple sclerosis
- Nerve damage from diabetes (diabetic neuropathy)
- Cancer

Chronic pain can range from mild to severe. It can continue day after day or come and go. The pain can feel like:

- A dull ache
- Throbbing
- Burning
- Shooting
- Squeezing
- Stinging
- Soreness
- Stiffness

Studies have shown that plant based endocannabinoid medicine can potentially improve Chronic Pain symptoms. Endocannabinoid medicine potentially has analgesic properties and attaches to and desensitises receptors that respond to heat, pain and inflammation[1].

Plant based medicine may be an effective treatment for chronic pain in adults, reducing pain and inflammation[2].

The Therapeutic Goods Administration lists chronic pain under its medical cannabis guidance documents and offers information on its evidence, recommended dosing and prescription.



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