Nearly 50 million Americans suffer from severe chronic pain. Every day there are medicines bought and remedies practiced in the United States in an effort to help Americans relieve discomfort. An effective treatment used to alleviate pain is medical cannabis. Medicinal marijuana has been proven to reduce inflammation, control side effects of cancer medicines, and as well as some other positive effects. If you are interested in learning more about medical cannabis in Suffolk County, contact Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation of Long Island for more information as it is a treatment option we offer at our practice.

What Is Medical Cannabis?

Medical cannabis is composed of either a marijuana plant or derived components of the plant to treat an array of conditions and diseases. The chemicals that make up the marijuana plant are referred to as cannabinoids. Each cannabinoid has a different effect on different parts of the human body. The main chemicals are delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD.)

How Can Medical Cannabis Help?

Medical cannabis can help in managing symptoms of a variety of different conditions such as:

    • Muscle Spasms
    • Multiple Sclerosis
    • Glaucoma
    • Epilepsy
    • Crohn’s Disease
    • Alzheimer’s Disease
    • Appetite Loss
    • Cancer
    • Mental health conditions like PTSD
    • Anxiety
    • Nausea

Benefits of medicinal marijuana can be seen in a patient’s immune system, emotions and moods, and vascular and digestive performance.

How To Be Prescribed Medical Cannabis:

Currently, in America, there are only 33 states that have legalized the use of medicinal marijuana, including New York. If you are interested in seeking medical cannabis in Suffolk County, contact us today at Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation of Long Island. You must be prescribed medical cannabis by a licensed doctor in a legalized state to partake in such remedies. Every state has a unique list of qualifying conditions. If you believe with your symptoms or condition you can benefit from medical cannabis, we encourage you to schedule a consultation to see if medicinal marijuana is right for you.

Medical Cannabis in Suffolk County

Every patient’s condition is unique, therefore, your treatment will be very individualized including the amount and way in which one receives their dosage. If you are seeking medical cannabis in Suffolk County, contact Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation of Long Island today!