The simple answer is YES! At the Long Island Compassionate Medical Center in Holbrook, founder Dr. Jahan Chaudhry is certified to prescribe medical cannabis for pain relief. His patients have enjoyed pain-free days and the opportunities to get back to their jobs, families and lives without being in chronic, debilitating pain all the time.
If you are in pain, it’s a sign that something is not right with your body. It could be because of an accident or, perhaps, illness. In the case of cancer, it may be because of the side effects of treatment! Regardless, there are many causes for pain. But all pain has one thing in common! It’s uncomfortable and often so bad that it inhibits your ability to live your life.
Scientists have discovered that marijuana does, in fact, have pain-relieving properties. Of course, many people over the ages have discovered this all-natural, safe and effective “medicine” for pain relief all by themselves.
“It has since been used to treat a wide variety of painful conditions, from headache to the pain of childbirth,” according to research published by the National Center for Biotechnology Information. “Many of the medical marijuana advocates…among them cancer and AIDS patients, migraine sufferers, and people with spastic and movement disorders describe how marijuana helped relieve their painful symptoms.”
In fact, the same paper revealed doctors “determined that marijuana appears to be a promising source of analgesic medications.”
In the State of New York, people suffering in pain must find a doctor — like Dr. Chaudhry — who is licensed to prescribe medical cannabis. You can learn more about New York’s medical cannabis program