Some people find medical cannabis helpful for chronic pain, especially in the short-term, but there are questions about long-term effectiveness and safety. Cannabis wasn’t recommended by Mayo Clinic when I attended their Pain Rehabilitation Center in 2018 nor is it recommend by the International Association for the Study of Pain.
I have found I don’t need medicine or supplements to manage my chronic pain. Of course, your experience may differ. I know mine did earlier in my pain journey. My relief came by changing how I think about, feel about, and behaving around my pain with pain rehabilitation using self-management.
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Tom Bowen is a chronic pain patient who turned into an advocate, educator, and collaborator.