Conditions for Treatment

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

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 have failed to treat pain or provide relief, Cannabis based medicinal products may be prescribed by our specialist Doctors where appropriate.

Crohn’s Disease or Colitis Pain

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

Migraines

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.

Arthritis Pain

Many Arthritis sufferers experience joint pain, tenderness, stiffness and Inflammation in and around the joints. The anti-inflamatory properties of medical cannabis could also be a viable treatment option for a number of Arthritis conditions such as:

Arthritis Pain

Back and Neck Pain

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.

Fibromyalgia

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.

Bladder 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.

Cancer pain and nausea

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 and long-term Pain

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.

Multiple Sclerosis pain and muscle spasm

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 Clinic 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.