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Chronic Non-Malignant Pain

Zen Releaf

Medical Marijuana Specialist located in Santa Rosa Beach, FL

Chronic pain affects more than 50 million Americans and is an uncomfortable sensation that can decrease your mobility and your quality of life. At Zen Releaf, Perry Hight, MD, and the team understand how pain can interfere with your relationships and daily activities. The practice works with patients in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, to find the right combination of treatments, including medical marijuana, that addresses your specific pain with the fewest side effects. Call the office or use the online scheduling tool to book an appointment and treat your chronic non-malignant pain today.

Chronic Non-Malignant Pain Q & A

What is chronic non-malignant pain?

Chronic non-malignant pain is pain unrelated to cancer or other ongoing diseases. Chronic pain is long-term pain that lasts beyond the normal course of an injury or disease. 

It’s defined as pain that lasts for at least three months and usually develops over the course of months or years. There is no known cure for chronic pain, but Zen Releaf can help you manage it.

How do you diagnose chronic non-malignant pain?

At your initial visit to Zen Releaf, the team performs a comprehensive musculoskeletal assessment and rules out any serious medical conditions that may cause of your chronic pain. 

Your doctor may order additional imaging tests like digital X-rays or MRI scans to assess any prior injury or disease that your pain started with. Once the team determines the exact cause of your pain, they develop a customized treatment plan to address your specific condition.

How do you treat chronic non-malignant pain?

Zen Releaf provides treatments to reduce the pain that prevents you from participating in daily life. The practice uses a combination of physical therapy, medication, and counseling to help you manage your pain. 

The team can provide oral medication to reduce inflammation and pain. In addition to pharmaceutical medication, the practice is a licensed provider of medical marijuana. 

Marijuana is an effective therapy for pain management. The component of marijuana called cannabidiol (CBD) is anti-inflammatory and provides pain relief without the intoxicating effects of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). With the right dosage, patients report substantial pain relief from medical marijuana.

Once your pain is manageable, the practice suggests professionally led physical therapy to learn exercises that provide pain management and rehabilitation. You work with trained physical therapists to help rebuild your muscle strength and prevent your pain from recurring.

The practice also recommends talk therapy to help you manage the psychological effects of living with constant pain, which can cause stress and depression. With a combination of medical marijuana or other medications and talk and physical therapy, you can regain control of your life. 

To get relief from your chronic non-malignant pain, call the office or use the online booking tool to schedule an appointment at Zen Releaf today.