The Utility of Cannabis-Based Medicine in Chronic Pain Management: A Case Report.
Chronic pain is a common diagnosis that patients may face, resulting in increased morbidity and mortality and affecting the overall quality of life. In addition to established multidisciplinary pain management, medical cannabis may offer an approach to improving pain outcomes and functionality. This case involves a 72-year-old female patient, with chronic neck, lower back, and diffuse arthritic pain due to comorbid osteoarthritis (OA), scleroderma, and scoliosis. Medical cannabis therapy was certified based on the goals of improving pain control and simultaneously reducing the patient's chronic opioid medication dose. Using potential opioid alternatives, such as medical cannabis, may prove beneficial to clinicians looking to improve pain management and reduce opioid therapy in patients.
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Maurer, G. E., Imperato, N. S., Juybari, C. M., Kincaid, H., & Koons, A. (2022). The Utility of Cannabis-Based Medicine in Chronic Pain Management: A Case Report. Cureus, 14(11), e31555. https://doi.org/10.7759/cureus.31555
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Emergency Medicine, USF-LVHN SELECT Program, USF-LVHN SELECT Program Students, USF-LVHN SELECT Program Faculty, Network Office of Research and Innovation, Department of Emergency Medicine Faculty