Many Arthritis sufferers experience joint pain, tenderness, stiffness and Inflammation in and around the joints. The anti-inflammatory properties of medical cannabis could also be a viable treatment option for a number of Arthritis conditions
Back and neck pain is an incredibly complex condition to treat, with so many impacting factors and causes of symptoms.
Medical cannabis is an alternative option to conventional medicines that many are turning to due to its effectiveness in treating pain.
Bladder pain or bladder pain syndrome (also called interstitial cystitis or painful bladder syndrome) is a chronic (long-term) pain condition that affects the bladder. Bladder pain syndrome affects more women than men.
Cannabis based medicines can be used to treat the pain and discomfort experienced through this condition.
Patients with advanced cancer often experience feeling sick (nausea) or being sick (vomiting). These can be caused by treatment with chemotherapy or radiation therapy, cancer growth, blockage of the bowel or the location of the cancer.
Nausea and pain experienced from cancer related treatments can be managed with the use of cannabis based medicines amongst other conventional pain relievers.
Chronic or persistent long-term is pain that persists for longer than 12 weeks despite medication or treatment. Many people get back to normal after pain following an injury or operation. Sometimes pain carries on for longer or comes on without any history of an injury or operation.
Where patients have already tried conventional medicines and other forms of pain relief cannabis based medicines may provide relief and better management of Chronic pain conditions.
Although cannabis based medicines do not typically cure illnesses or disability, medical cannabis treatment can help to make conditions more manageable, leading to a heightened sense of wellbeing in everyday life.
Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is often a poorly understood condition where a person experiences persistent severe and debilitating pain. Although most cases of CRPS are triggered by an injury, the resulting pain is much more severe and long-lasting than normal.
Where use of conventional medicines has failed to treat pain or provide relief, Cannabis based medicinal products may be prescribed by our specialist Doctors where appropriate.
Whilst our doctors cannot treat Gastroenterological conditions, they are able to help treat the pain experienced as a result of the condition if the patient’s full medical records can be accessed.
Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). It causes inflammation of your digestive tract, which can lead to abdominal pain, severe diarrhea, fatigue, weight loss and malnutrition.
Were some common pain relievers can exacerbate the condition, or conventional medicines may not work effectively for severe pain, medical cannabis can act as anti-inflammatory as well as effective pain relief for some Gastroenterological conditions including Irritable Bowel Syndrome Pain
EDS are a group of rare inherited conditions that affect connective tissue. Connective tissue provide support in skin, tendons, ligaments, blood vessels, internal organs and bones. Where patients have already tried conventional medicines and other forms of pain relief . Cannabis based medicines may provide relief and better management of EDS.
Endometriosis is a condition where tissue similar to the lining of the womb starts to grow in other places, such as the ovaries and fallopian tubes. Endometriosis can affect women of any age. It’s a long-term condition that can have a significant impact on your life.
Although gynecological pain is usually associated with specific disease conditions such as endometriosis, parametritis, salpingo-oophoritis, uterine leiomyoma, and ovarian cysts, the severity of the disease and the pain often do not correlate well. In fact, gynecological pain also occurs without obvious pathophysiology. Such pains can be chronic (e.g., primary dysmenorrhea, vulvodynia, chronic pelvic pain), and their severity can vary with reproductive status
Fibromyalgia is a disorder characterised by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues. The main symptom is pain experienced all over the body, Symptoms of fibromyalgia vary from person to person. There’s no cure for fibromyalgia, but treatments like painkillers, may help ease some of the symptoms.
Cannabis Based Medicines have resulted in reports of beneficial effects on certain symptoms of fibromyalgia.
IBS is a common condition that affects the digestive system. It causes symptoms like stomach cramps, bloating, diarrhoea and constipation. These tend to come and go over time, and can last for days, weeks or months at a time. It’s usually a lifelong problem.
Migraines are extremely common condition to suffer from, although each individual suffers different extremities. Migraine can cause severe throbbing pain or a pulsing sensation, usually on one side of the head. It’s often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound. Migraine attacks can last for hours to days, and the pain can be so severe that it interferes with your daily activities.
Cannabis based medicines can be used to help treat he pain experienced from migraines and provide relief.
Neuropathic pain is caused by MS nerve damage in the brain and spinal cord. Nerve damage might cause a range of sensations, from minor irritations to intense sharp or burning pains. Musculoskeletal pain is the pain in muscles and joints that comes from living with the stresses and strains MS places on the body.
Spasticity is one of the more common symptoms of MS. Spasticity may be as mild as the feeling of tightness of muscles or may be so severe as to produce painful, uncontrollable spasms of extremities, usually of the legs. Spasticity may also produce feelings of pain or tightness in and around joints and can cause lower back pain.
Although there is no cure for Multiple Sclerosis, Doctors at Intergo believe that through the right pain management, patients are able to experience a better quality of life.
Cannabis based medicines can help treat the common symptoms of muscle stiffness and spams, along with reducing pain suffered.
Palliative care is specialized medical care for people living with a serious potentially life-threatening illness. This type of care is focused on providing relief from the symptoms and stress of the illness. The goal is to improve quality of life for both the patient and the family. Palliative care is provided by a specially-trained team of doctors, nurses and other specialists who work together with a patient’s other doctors to provide an extra layer of support. Palliative care is based on the needs of the patient, not on the patient’s prognosis. It is appropriate at any age and at any stage in a serious illness, and it can be provided along with curative treatment.
Parkinson’s disease is a progressive nervous system disorder that affects movement. Symptoms start gradually, sometimes starting with a barely noticeable tremor in just one hand. Tremors are common, but the disorder also commonly causes stiffness or slowing of movement. In the early stages of Parkinson’s disease, your face may show little or no expression. Your arms may not swing when you walk. Your speech may become soft or slurred. Parkinson’s disease symptoms worsen as your condition progresses over time. Although Parkinson’s disease can’t be cured, medications might significantly improve your symptoms.
PTSD is a mental health condition caused by a traumatic experience. Symptoms of PTSD include flashbacks, nightmares, feeling very anxious and difficult sleeping. Where patients have already tried conventional medicines and other forms of pain relief, cannabis based medicines may provide relief and better management of PTSD.
The menopause is a natural part of the ageing process where a woman stops having periods. It usually happens between the ages of 45 and 55 years old but can vary from person to person.
Cannabis medication has been found effective in addressing some of the symptoms of the menopause.
Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is a type of nerve pain where stabbing or burning pains can be experienced down the side of the face, usually only one side is affected. The pain may last only a few seconds or minutes but can repeat over and over again, during an attack. For some people, this pain is experienced at all times and is extremely painful.
Agoraphobia is a fear of being in situations where escape might be difficult or that help wouldn’t be available if things go wrong. Many people assume agoraphobia is simply a fear of open spaces, but it’s actually a more complex condition. Someone with agoraphobia may be scared of: travelling on public transport.
Anxiety is a feeling of unease such as worry or fear, that could be mild , medium or severe. Whilst everyone has feelings of anxiety at some point in their life some people find it hard to control their worries and anxiety levels. Where patients have already tried conventional medicines and other forms of pain relief, cannabis based medicines may provide relief and better management of anxiety.
ADHD is a condition that affects people’s behaviour. People with ADHD can seem restless, may have trouble concentrating and may act on impulse . Symptoms of ADHD tend to be noticed at an early age. The symptoms of ADHD usually improve with age, but many adults who were diagnosed with the condition at a young age continue to experience problems.
People with ADHD may also have additional problems, such as sleep and anxiety disorders.
Depression is a low mood that can last for weeks or months and can have a significant impact on your daily life. There are multiple causes of depression such as stressful events, personality, family history and giving birth. Where patients have already tried conventional medicines and other forms of pain relief, cannabis based medicines may provide relief and better management of depression.
Insomnia is difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep. Symptoms include finding it hard to fall asleep, waking up several times during the night and feeling tired during the day. Where patients have already tried conventional medicines and other forms of pain relief cannabis based medicines may provide relief and better management of Insomnia.
OCD is a common mental health condition where a person has obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviours.OCD can be distressing and significantly interfere with your life, but treatment can help you keep it under control.