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Cannabis Wiki Women's Health 5 days ago / London, Ontario


Does weed help with period cramps?

Being a woman, there is a lot to endure, and menstrual cramps is just one of the many discomfort. Every woman experience is different, some may be plagued with excruciating pain right through their cycle, while others may have lighter discomfort, but either way, this attack on the stomach is every women's woe.

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Cannabis Wiki Pain Management 1 week ago / London, Ontario


Beginner's basics for pain management with marijuana and CBD products

Pain can be enervating and frustrating as it may hinder one's daily activities. CBD and THC are two main cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant, and there has been whispers here and there of the wonders these have on pain. Despite the whispers, these two cannabinoids have actually been researched and concluded that there are beneficial qualities in treating and managing symptoms of several pain conditions.

For the full article and more check out Cannabis wiki.

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JADEO Pain Management 4 months ago / Toronto, Ontario


{VIDEO} What Are The Do's And Don'ts Of Exercising With Chronic Pain?

Curious about the do's and don'ts of exercising with chronic pain? Watch now as Dr. Peter Blecher, Chief Medical Officer, Starseed Medicinal Inc. explains.

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JADEO Pain Management 6 months ago / Toronto, Ontario


[VIDEO] What Is The Chronic Pain Triad?

Curious about Chronic Pain? Watch Dr. Peter Blecher (Chief Medical Officer, Starseed Medicinal Inc) explain the chronic pain triad.

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JADEO Pain Management 7 months ago / Toronto, Ontario


Medical Cannabis: The True Difference Of Being Under A Doctor’s Care Versus Self-Medicating.

Thanks to the wide coverage of cannabis in Canadian news media, more citizens are waking up to the availability of the cannabis plant for their own therapeutic uses. If, like many of us, you feel overwhelmed with the new array of cannabis brands, strains and applications in today’s marketplace you aren’t alone.

With the rec. market opening up and the black market still at large, we are posed with an interesting question around having medical marijuana prescribed over self-administering the plant for therapeutic purpose. In Canada, like 29 other countries worldwide, it’s an option to use cannabis for chronic pain amongst a host of issues. With that in mind, we wanted to consider the advantages of getting a personalized authorization for medical cannabis.

When it comes to making a selection about cannabis, it’s almost as if the possibilities are endless. Even cannabis connoisseurs would tell you there is always more to learn and discover. To begin with, each strain has its own unique ratio of cannabinoids that can have dramatically different effects. Beyond the THC/CBD ratio and genetics of each strain, there are considerations of dosing and consumption methods that will impact how a patient experiences the medicine and its efficacy.

Because there is a dizzying array of options in our new legal marketplace, if you are selecting a strain of cannabis, it may not be clear which one to choose. Taking chances or asking a friend what they like is not best practice when it comes to using cannabis for medical purposes. It is quite difficult for someone who has never used cannabis, or even for a recreational user to ascertain the specific health benefits of cannabis, and how to exploit them effectively. Having a health care provider prescribe medical cannabis doesn’t just give a patient accountability, but it also provides them with recommendations based on evidence.

Having a medical professional understand the other drugs a patient might be taking is relevant to establishing a new treatment protocol. It also ensures patients receive a treatment plan that works with their lifestyle, and they receive the right balance of CBD and THC for their personal needs. In an article with the Globe and Mail, Dr. Peter Blecher, who is the chief medical officer of Starseed Medicinal, describes his experience: “The medical cannabis I prescribe is typically high CBD oil. The two most prevalent active components in cannabis are cannabidiol (CBD) and THC, which is the psychoactive component that is associated with ‘getting high. CBD is not intoxicating...’”

Because of its vast range of benefits, medical cannabis can potentially replace multiple pharmaceutical drugs for a single patient. While not all family doctors are confident with prescribing cannabis, there are cannabis clinics in Canada who specialize in assessing patient’s needs and assisting them with dosing and treatment plans. A medical professional experienced in prescribing medical cannabis can safely and accurately manage your dose and consumption leading to a more effective treatment plan. North Star Wellness has a range of clinics offering in person and telemedicine appointments, with locations in St.Catharines, Windsor, Hamilton, and Kitchener. Their clinics offer tailored cannabinoid therapy treatment plans in conjunction with other healthcare services, so they can help design an approach that works best for you.

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    I had such a wonderful experience at the North Star Wellness Clinic in Hamilton! It makes me feel comfortable knowing that the nurses there know what they’re talking about, and are passionate about helping you. I’d much rather speak to one of them, than my family doctor who doesn’t really invest himself in learning about the benefits of medical cannabis. We’re lucky to have clinics like this around, so we can get the questions we have answered- and trust the information we are receiving!

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JADEO Pain Management 7 months ago / Toronto, Ontario


10 Coping Tips For Managing Chronic Pain

Chronic pain can have a major impact on your day to day live. Here are 10 tips to help you better manage and cope with your chronic pain.

1. Practice Meditation Or Deep Controlled Breathing To Aid Relaxation

By focusing on natural breath and avoiding negative or detrimental thoughts, you can guide your body to a state of relaxation.

2. Ease Stress In Your Daily Life

Undesirable feelings of anxiety, depression, anger, sadness, and stress can escalate the body's pain response. By discovering new ways to better manage stress, you may experience some relief from chronic pain symptoms.

3. Find A Support Group You Enjoy

Engaging with other people who have chronic pain may help provide psychological relief and perhaps even introduce you to new coping methods or treatment options available to you.

4. Exercise To Release Natural Endorphins

Endorphins are brain chemicals that support your mood while simultaneously blocking pain signals. Individuals have experienced that exercise, when done in moderation, can help the relief of chronic pain.

5. Keep A Daily Journal Of Your Pain Level And Activities

By tracking these details, you may notice trends in your chronic pain or realize what coping mechanisms work for you. Journaling will be helpful for both you and your doctor. Your doctor will know how you’ve been managing your condition between visits and can help better treat your chronic pain symptoms. Some doctors recommend logging your pain level, activities, and treatments multiple times per day – be sure to stay consistent with your tracking as the quality of your data will yield improved insights.

6. Limit Alcohol Intake Which Can Help Improve Sleeping Habits

Since chronic pain and insomnia are intertwined, by cutting back on your alcohol intake or nixing the habit altogether, you can increase your quality of life.

7. Don't Smoke

Smoking can aggravate circulation problems and cause unnecessary pain.

8. Schedule A Massage With An Expert

Massage therapy can both lessen tension and help to reduce stress.

9. Eat A Healthy Diet

Eating a healthy diet can help reduce risk of heart disease, aid healthy digestion, improve blood sugar levels, and maintain a healthy weight.

10. Try Not To Always Focus On The Pain

We know it's harder said than done, but work to find ways to focus on positive things, or find an activity that keeps you busy so that you don’t dwell on the chronic pain. While you might not be able to fully alleviate pain, you can take control to improve your quality of life.

Source: PainScale

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JADEO Pain Management 7 months ago / Toronto, Ontario


Does CBD Stop Pain? How CBD Affects Chronic Pain (Video)

We love the way Thomas DeLauer discusses CBD and pain, and breaks down how CBD treats chronic pain.

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Burge Pain Management 7 months ago / Vancouver , British Columbia

CBD and a small amount of THC has been helping some of the lower back pain I’ve been experiencing. I can’t get a consistent dose however of CBD. Does anyone have any insights that may be helpful?

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    Are you looking for a better way to consistently dose your CBD?

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      Yes! I’m finding that I’m needing higher doses than usual to find relief. I’ve been reading up, and some say you need a high amount of CBD to work the way it’s intened.

      • From Janelle Simone

        Ahh, yes its trial an error. I can't wait for topicals and edibles to be legal so we can have soooooo many more options for accurate and controlled dosing hitting the market.

Benny Smith Pain Management 9 months ago / New York, New York


Get Benefit From Pain Management Doctor

Are you suffering from chronic pain? If yes then it is never a pleasant experience. It does and can alter your life in different manners. You cannot get pleasure from the fun things in your life and just moving to work can only take the whole thing out of you. Though you cannot get complete liberation, just getting it ease somewhat for a short period is helpful.

One with chronic pain would look for something that will ease that pain and assist them go on with life. But sadly, it is not always flourishing. So, it is very important for someone with chronic pain to search the assistance of chronic pain management doctors as early as possible.

A top rated pain management doctor will not just have a medical history, but they would even have knowledge in searching the pain source. And when the pain source has been found, searching a way to relieve the pain is simpler.

Everyone and anyone will at some level in their life feel physical pain. There are those people that will feel a very lower level of pain and some others that would feel higher levels of pain. Tolerance capacity of pain of each person is different, but still it is throbbing for them. In spite of the tolerance level, it is crucial to see the assistance of Best pain management doctors in case you are not able to search relief.

What A Doctor Will Do

There are pain care physicians that would prescribe medication at the very starting, but just after they have gathered all your details. That detail would include your medical record, medical history of your family and more. They would need to get a wonderful idea of your existing health as well. It may need that you have blood work executed, possible MRI, CAT scan, and/or X-rays.

The pain management doctor can prescribe some other kinds of treatment in its place of or with the medication. Those other kinds of treatment can include chiropractic, occupational, massage, or some other kinds of treatment that are available. It is crucial to listen to the pain management doctor and ask some possible questions. Confirm you know their analysis and the treatment plan they are discussing about.

It Can Be More Than You Experience

When you are feeling chronic pain and have tested the very basic methods to no gain, the incident of a doctor can be a life-saving knowledge. By life-saving, we indicate you are capable to move on with your life and get pleasure from each and every day as it is planned.

What you can suppose of as just being an easy backache or stiff neck can really be the pointer of something more serious. An expert like this is the greatest person to help decide these kinds of situations.

Generally a severe pain in the neck, back or any other body part can be a sign of nerve problem or a tumor. These are some important things that should not be lightly taken.

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    Great article Benny. What is your opinion on cannabis as an addition to help curb pain? I’ve found a lot of relief from CBD for my chronic back pain.

Mike Robinson Health & Wellness 9 months ago / Santa Barbara, Alberta


Judge That Jailed People Over Cannabis Is Now A Patient In Need

By: Mike Robinson

Retired Judge Admits “Throwing People In Jail” For Cannabis Haunts Him After It Saved His Life:

Now here’s a new twist. The very same judge, Doug Bench, who used to put away those with minor marijuana offence without any qualms, came forward about how Cannabis saved his life in order to help the people of Florida and beyond learn the truth about prohibition. The success stories regarding cannabis are seemingly endless, and the medicinal properties of this plant when properly administered have proven to to have a tremendously positive effect on our health, so much that the healthcare and pharmaceutical industry could eventually be partially replaced – especially many of our prescription drugs. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing with knowledge we’ve all gained on both prescription drugs, which experts say in studies kill more than 100,000 people annually in the US alone, and the conventional treatments for Cancer and other illnesses that seem to make many of us even sicker than we were – or worse. When this former Judge found out that he could benefit from what he used to demonize? His mind changed quickly when his own life was on the line and that led to being a huge voice in the Florida push for approval of use of the whole plant without extensive restrictions.

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This whole recovery and this judge who has came forward in such a positive manner is a great example of a change in perspective, and in his case, a major paradigm shift. Something he once believed to be true was no longer true because of his own experience in dealing with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. In the video below, he admits to throwing hundreds of people in jail for using this plant because “At the time I thought it was the right thing to do.”

When Bench was diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, or COPD, which can result in a slow and painful death, his life was saved after realizing the benefits of cannabis in treating his disease. Now, Bench has made it his life’s work to wake people up to the “70 years of lies” the US government has told the citizens about marijuana.

With so many fighting for their freedom across the country this is an amazing thing to see, and it doesn’t stop here – many others are reporting on Judge Doug Bench. Cannabis Health Radio did a special on this in mid 2017 in the push for the State’s full legalization of Cannabis.

Watch two videos on this here:

As A Judge He Put People In Jail For Cannabis, Now He Needs It and Talks on YouTube

The Judge Talks On Video

Prior to this 2018, the state of Florida was regarded as one of the worst possible states to be caught in possession of cannabis. According to a 2009 analysis by former NORML Director Jon Gettman, no state in this country punished people more severely for minor marijuana offenses than Florida. However, thanks in part to a former Florida judge, all this is gradually changing,

The huge American cannabis crop makes the growth Industry only 2nd to corn. That’s a huge move in such a short time. With former judges, athletes, Hollywood stars, and even lawmakers stepping forward for Cannabis – it seems the momentum just won’t stop. For us patients that’s a must. We need every last person like Former Judge Doug Bench to come forward and speak.

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This story has moved around a bit with not too much attention by the media and I’ve yet to blog on it. I thought it was very worthy after reviewing it today and thinking of all the people I know that have had to go to jail over the plant. Sitting here pondering the countless times in the past we did this or did that running compassion programs and so much more – it’s a wonder many of us didn’t end up in more trouble and sentenced by a Judge, who like Doug Bench, would someday need the very plant they saw as evil and put someone behind bars for.

I’m thankful for Doug Bench and hope more like him step up to the plate and admit they were wrong. Admit that the people are right and that we’ve been dealt with unjustly by a government that seems to do no wrong while it’s people die needing a plant that they have a patent on. There’s no smooth way to go around that fact.

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Many are learning the truth and the more we hear from patients like ourselves and people that support us, the better off we are.

Mike Robinson, Medicinal Cannabis Patient and Former Director, The American Academy of Cannabinoid Medicine. Founder, Global Cannabinoid Research Center

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JADEO Pain Management 10 months ago / Toronto, Ontario


[VIDEO] Treating Dementia and Alzheimer's with CBD

Could CBD be used to treat dementia and Alzheimer's? 

Owner of Calyx Wellness Danielle Blair sits down with Sandy who shares the emotional story of her mother's dementia diagnosis and how CBD played an integral role in improving her mother's quality of life. Watch below and grab some tissues. Trust us, you'll need them.


If you enjoyed this interview, there's more where that came from. Take a look at this clip from The Doctor's where they discuss the increased interest in cannabis amongst seniors.

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    That’s so wonderful, thank you for sharing!

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JADEO Pain Management 11 months ago / Toronto, Ontario


Joints For Joints: Cannabis And Joint Pain

Chronic joint pain is a widespread problem with many potential sources. While it isn't always easy to tell what exactly causes chronic joint pain, the Mayo Clinic suggests that the two most common causes are arthritis and arthralgia. For some, this chronic pain is manifested as a dull, aching pain that lasts for long periods of time, creating much annoyance and discomfort. For others, chronic pain can be absolutely debilitating, interfering with the ability to work or carry on with day-to-day activities.

A 2011 study conducted by the University of Alberta found that roughly 19% of Canadians reported suffering from chronic pain, with arthritis cited as the most prominent reason. Because there is no cure for arthritis, or for chronic joint pain in general, people who suffer from these pains are limited in treatment options.

In some cases, over the counter medications like acetaminophen and ibuprofen tend to help, but in more severe cases, prescription painkillers may be the only way to alleviate pain. These narcotics, such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, and codeine, are generally helpful for chronic pain patients who use the medications correctly. However, they are not natural substances; they are synthesized medications. As such, many patients are wary of using these prescription painkillers due to the risk of dependence and addiction to chemicals.
 

The Public Health Agency reported that, in 2017, there were at least 2,923 deaths related to opioid overdose. In many cases, people begin taking their prescribed painkillers as directed. Over time, however, their bodies build up tolerances to the drugs, requiring more to achieve the same effect. This is a slippery slope; as people take more narcotics, they become dependent on the drugs and could experience full physical addiction, needing the drugs to function or experiencing dangerous withdrawal symptoms without them.

Cannabis: A Natural Alternative

People have used cannabis medicinally for thousands of years, particularly in the treatment and management of chronic pain. Cannabis is a natural substance, rather than the synthesized chemical compounds present in prescription painkillers that can lead to opioid dependence, addiction, overdose, and death.
 

The primary active compounds in cannabis are tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). To put it simply, THC is the compound most responsible for the "high" that accompanies cannabis use, while CBD tends to provide similar medicinal uses without the euphoria. Some strains of cannabis are higher in THC content, while others are contain more CBD.

Both THC and CBD have been used successfully in the treatment of chronic pain. However, some people are more sensitive to THC and may find the euphoric high uncomfortable, or may experience side effects like paranoia and restlessness. Because CBD is a non-psychoactive compound, it still provides the same medical benefits without the high.

Is Cannabis Effective for Treating Joint Pain?

Research published in 2008 in the Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management journal analyzed numerous studies conducted between the late 1980s and 2007. From these studies, the researchers concluded that CBD is extremely effective for treating chronic, difficult-to-treat pain. Researchers also determined that the use of CBD in pain management does not create the adverse side effects that occasionally accompany the use of prescription painkillers.
 

A study published in the June 1, 2017 edition of Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research found that cannabis is extremely effective in the treatment of chronic pain. 2,897 medical cannabis patients were interviewed for the research. According to the study, "81% [of respondents] 'strongly agreed/agreed' that taking cannabis by itself was more effective at treating their condition than taking cannabis with opioids." The patients in this study also overwhelmingly reported that cannabis alone was just as effective, if not more effective, than the use of prescription painkillers to manage pain, without the adverse effects.
 

On June 21, 2018, the Senate passed Bill C-45, also known as the Cannabis Act, and the full legalization of cannabis in Canada went into effect on October 17, 2018. For many, this offers the option to try cannabis as a safer, potentially more effective option in treating and managing their chronic joint pain.


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Cannabis Wiki Women's Health 5 days ago / London, Ontario


Does weed help with period cramps?

Being a woman, there is a lot to endure, and menstrual cramps is just one of the many discomfort. Every woman experience is different, some may be plagued with excruciating pain right through their cycle, while others may have lighter discomfort, but either way, this attack on the stomach is every women's woe.

For the full article and more check out Cannabis wiki.

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Cannabis Wiki Pain Management 1 week ago / London, Ontario


Beginner's basics for pain management with marijuana and CBD products

Pain can be enervating and frustrating as it may hinder one's daily activities. CBD and THC are two main cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant, and there has been whispers here and there of the wonders these have on pain. Despite the whispers, these two cannabinoids have actually been researched and concluded that there are beneficial qualities in treating and managing symptoms of several pain conditions.

For the full article and more check out Cannabis wiki.

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JADEO Pain Management 4 months ago / Toronto, Ontario


{VIDEO} What Are The Do's And Don'ts Of Exercising With Chronic Pain?

Curious about the do's and don'ts of exercising with chronic pain? Watch now as Dr. Peter Blecher, Chief Medical Officer, Starseed Medicinal Inc. explains.

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JADEO Pain Management 6 months ago / Toronto, Ontario


[VIDEO] What Is The Chronic Pain Triad?

Curious about Chronic Pain? Watch Dr. Peter Blecher (Chief Medical Officer, Starseed Medicinal Inc) explain the chronic pain triad.

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JADEO makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability or suitability with respect to any content contained within the video.

JADEO urges you to consult with a qualified physician for consultation, diagnosis and/or treatment plans with respect to your medical condition(s) and/or wellness goals.

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JADEO Pain Management 7 months ago / Toronto, Ontario


Medical Cannabis: The True Difference Of Being Under A Doctor’s Care Versus Self-Medicating.

Thanks to the wide coverage of cannabis in Canadian news media, more citizens are waking up to the availability of the cannabis plant for their own therapeutic uses. If, like many of us, you feel overwhelmed with the new array of cannabis brands, strains and applications in today’s marketplace you aren’t alone.

With the rec. market opening up and the black market still at large, we are posed with an interesting question around having medical marijuana prescribed over self-administering the plant for therapeutic purpose. In Canada, like 29 other countries worldwide, it’s an option to use cannabis for chronic pain amongst a host of issues. With that in mind, we wanted to consider the advantages of getting a personalized authorization for medical cannabis.

When it comes to making a selection about cannabis, it’s almost as if the possibilities are endless. Even cannabis connoisseurs would tell you there is always more to learn and discover. To begin with, each strain has its own unique ratio of cannabinoids that can have dramatically different effects. Beyond the THC/CBD ratio and genetics of each strain, there are considerations of dosing and consumption methods that will impact how a patient experiences the medicine and its efficacy.

Because there is a dizzying array of options in our new legal marketplace, if you are selecting a strain of cannabis, it may not be clear which one to choose. Taking chances or asking a friend what they like is not best practice when it comes to using cannabis for medical purposes. It is quite difficult for someone who has never used cannabis, or even for a recreational user to ascertain the specific health benefits of cannabis, and how to exploit them effectively. Having a health care provider prescribe medical cannabis doesn’t just give a patient accountability, but it also provides them with recommendations based on evidence.

Having a medical professional understand the other drugs a patient might be taking is relevant to establishing a new treatment protocol. It also ensures patients receive a treatment plan that works with their lifestyle, and they receive the right balance of CBD and THC for their personal needs. In an article with the Globe and Mail, Dr. Peter Blecher, who is the chief medical officer of Starseed Medicinal, describes his experience: “The medical cannabis I prescribe is typically high CBD oil. The two most prevalent active components in cannabis are cannabidiol (CBD) and THC, which is the psychoactive component that is associated with ‘getting high. CBD is not intoxicating...’”

Because of its vast range of benefits, medical cannabis can potentially replace multiple pharmaceutical drugs for a single patient. While not all family doctors are confident with prescribing cannabis, there are cannabis clinics in Canada who specialize in assessing patient’s needs and assisting them with dosing and treatment plans. A medical professional experienced in prescribing medical cannabis can safely and accurately manage your dose and consumption leading to a more effective treatment plan. North Star Wellness has a range of clinics offering in person and telemedicine appointments, with locations in St.Catharines, Windsor, Hamilton, and Kitchener. Their clinics offer tailored cannabinoid therapy treatment plans in conjunction with other healthcare services, so they can help design an approach that works best for you.

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    I had such a wonderful experience at the North Star Wellness Clinic in Hamilton! It makes me feel comfortable knowing that the nurses there know what they’re talking about, and are passionate about helping you. I’d much rather speak to one of them, than my family doctor who doesn’t really invest himself in learning about the benefits of medical cannabis. We’re lucky to have clinics like this around, so we can get the questions we have answered- and trust the information we are receiving!

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JADEO Pain Management 7 months ago / Toronto, Ontario


10 Coping Tips For Managing Chronic Pain

Chronic pain can have a major impact on your day to day live. Here are 10 tips to help you better manage and cope with your chronic pain.

1. Practice Meditation Or Deep Controlled Breathing To Aid Relaxation

By focusing on natural breath and avoiding negative or detrimental thoughts, you can guide your body to a state of relaxation.

2. Ease Stress In Your Daily Life

Undesirable feelings of anxiety, depression, anger, sadness, and stress can escalate the body's pain response. By discovering new ways to better manage stress, you may experience some relief from chronic pain symptoms.

3. Find A Support Group You Enjoy

Engaging with other people who have chronic pain may help provide psychological relief and perhaps even introduce you to new coping methods or treatment options available to you.

4. Exercise To Release Natural Endorphins

Endorphins are brain chemicals that support your mood while simultaneously blocking pain signals. Individuals have experienced that exercise, when done in moderation, can help the relief of chronic pain.

5. Keep A Daily Journal Of Your Pain Level And Activities

By tracking these details, you may notice trends in your chronic pain or realize what coping mechanisms work for you. Journaling will be helpful for both you and your doctor. Your doctor will know how you’ve been managing your condition between visits and can help better treat your chronic pain symptoms. Some doctors recommend logging your pain level, activities, and treatments multiple times per day – be sure to stay consistent with your tracking as the quality of your data will yield improved insights.

6. Limit Alcohol Intake Which Can Help Improve Sleeping Habits

Since chronic pain and insomnia are intertwined, by cutting back on your alcohol intake or nixing the habit altogether, you can increase your quality of life.

7. Don't Smoke

Smoking can aggravate circulation problems and cause unnecessary pain.

8. Schedule A Massage With An Expert

Massage therapy can both lessen tension and help to reduce stress.

9. Eat A Healthy Diet

Eating a healthy diet can help reduce risk of heart disease, aid healthy digestion, improve blood sugar levels, and maintain a healthy weight.

10. Try Not To Always Focus On The Pain

We know it's harder said than done, but work to find ways to focus on positive things, or find an activity that keeps you busy so that you don’t dwell on the chronic pain. While you might not be able to fully alleviate pain, you can take control to improve your quality of life.

Source: PainScale

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JADEO Pain Management 7 months ago / Toronto, Ontario


Does CBD Stop Pain? How CBD Affects Chronic Pain (Video)

We love the way Thomas DeLauer discusses CBD and pain, and breaks down how CBD treats chronic pain.

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JADEO makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability or suitability with respect to any content contained within the video.

JADEO urges you to consult with a qualified physician for consultation, diagnosis and/or treatment plans with respect to your medical condition(s) and/or wellness goals.

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Benny Smith Pain Management 9 months ago / New York, New York


Get Benefit From Pain Management Doctor

Are you suffering from chronic pain? If yes then it is never a pleasant experience. It does and can alter your life in different manners. You cannot get pleasure from the fun things in your life and just moving to work can only take the whole thing out of you. Though you cannot get complete liberation, just getting it ease somewhat for a short period is helpful.

One with chronic pain would look for something that will ease that pain and assist them go on with life. But sadly, it is not always flourishing. So, it is very important for someone with chronic pain to search the assistance of chronic pain management doctors as early as possible.

A top rated pain management doctor will not just have a medical history, but they would even have knowledge in searching the pain source. And when the pain source has been found, searching a way to relieve the pain is simpler.

Everyone and anyone will at some level in their life feel physical pain. There are those people that will feel a very lower level of pain and some others that would feel higher levels of pain. Tolerance capacity of pain of each person is different, but still it is throbbing for them. In spite of the tolerance level, it is crucial to see the assistance of Best pain management doctors in case you are not able to search relief.

What A Doctor Will Do

There are pain care physicians that would prescribe medication at the very starting, but just after they have gathered all your details. That detail would include your medical record, medical history of your family and more. They would need to get a wonderful idea of your existing health as well. It may need that you have blood work executed, possible MRI, CAT scan, and/or X-rays.

The pain management doctor can prescribe some other kinds of treatment in its place of or with the medication. Those other kinds of treatment can include chiropractic, occupational, massage, or some other kinds of treatment that are available. It is crucial to listen to the pain management doctor and ask some possible questions. Confirm you know their analysis and the treatment plan they are discussing about.

It Can Be More Than You Experience

When you are feeling chronic pain and have tested the very basic methods to no gain, the incident of a doctor can be a life-saving knowledge. By life-saving, we indicate you are capable to move on with your life and get pleasure from each and every day as it is planned.

What you can suppose of as just being an easy backache or stiff neck can really be the pointer of something more serious. An expert like this is the greatest person to help decide these kinds of situations.

Generally a severe pain in the neck, back or any other body part can be a sign of nerve problem or a tumor. These are some important things that should not be lightly taken.

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  • From Burge

    Great article Benny. What is your opinion on cannabis as an addition to help curb pain? I’ve found a lot of relief from CBD for my chronic back pain.

Mike Robinson Health & Wellness 9 months ago / Santa Barbara, Alberta


Judge That Jailed People Over Cannabis Is Now A Patient In Need

By: Mike Robinson

Retired Judge Admits “Throwing People In Jail” For Cannabis Haunts Him After It Saved His Life:

Now here’s a new twist. The very same judge, Doug Bench, who used to put away those with minor marijuana offence without any qualms, came forward about how Cannabis saved his life in order to help the people of Florida and beyond learn the truth about prohibition. The success stories regarding cannabis are seemingly endless, and the medicinal properties of this plant when properly administered have proven to to have a tremendously positive effect on our health, so much that the healthcare and pharmaceutical industry could eventually be partially replaced – especially many of our prescription drugs. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing with knowledge we’ve all gained on both prescription drugs, which experts say in studies kill more than 100,000 people annually in the US alone, and the conventional treatments for Cancer and other illnesses that seem to make many of us even sicker than we were – or worse. When this former Judge found out that he could benefit from what he used to demonize? His mind changed quickly when his own life was on the line and that led to being a huge voice in the Florida push for approval of use of the whole plant without extensive restrictions.

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This whole recovery and this judge who has came forward in such a positive manner is a great example of a change in perspective, and in his case, a major paradigm shift. Something he once believed to be true was no longer true because of his own experience in dealing with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. In the video below, he admits to throwing hundreds of people in jail for using this plant because “At the time I thought it was the right thing to do.”

When Bench was diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, or COPD, which can result in a slow and painful death, his life was saved after realizing the benefits of cannabis in treating his disease. Now, Bench has made it his life’s work to wake people up to the “70 years of lies” the US government has told the citizens about marijuana.

With so many fighting for their freedom across the country this is an amazing thing to see, and it doesn’t stop here – many others are reporting on Judge Doug Bench. Cannabis Health Radio did a special on this in mid 2017 in the push for the State’s full legalization of Cannabis.

Watch two videos on this here:

As A Judge He Put People In Jail For Cannabis, Now He Needs It and Talks on YouTube

The Judge Talks On Video

Prior to this 2018, the state of Florida was regarded as one of the worst possible states to be caught in possession of cannabis. According to a 2009 analysis by former NORML Director Jon Gettman, no state in this country punished people more severely for minor marijuana offenses than Florida. However, thanks in part to a former Florida judge, all this is gradually changing,

The huge American cannabis crop makes the growth Industry only 2nd to corn. That’s a huge move in such a short time. With former judges, athletes, Hollywood stars, and even lawmakers stepping forward for Cannabis – it seems the momentum just won’t stop. For us patients that’s a must. We need every last person like Former Judge Doug Bench to come forward and speak.

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This story has moved around a bit with not too much attention by the media and I’ve yet to blog on it. I thought it was very worthy after reviewing it today and thinking of all the people I know that have had to go to jail over the plant. Sitting here pondering the countless times in the past we did this or did that running compassion programs and so much more – it’s a wonder many of us didn’t end up in more trouble and sentenced by a Judge, who like Doug Bench, would someday need the very plant they saw as evil and put someone behind bars for.

I’m thankful for Doug Bench and hope more like him step up to the plate and admit they were wrong. Admit that the people are right and that we’ve been dealt with unjustly by a government that seems to do no wrong while it’s people die needing a plant that they have a patent on. There’s no smooth way to go around that fact.

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Many are learning the truth and the more we hear from patients like ourselves and people that support us, the better off we are.

Mike Robinson, Medicinal Cannabis Patient and Former Director, The American Academy of Cannabinoid Medicine. Founder, Global Cannabinoid Research Center

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JADEO Pain Management 10 months ago / Toronto, Ontario


[VIDEO] Treating Dementia and Alzheimer's with CBD

Could CBD be used to treat dementia and Alzheimer's? 

Owner of Calyx Wellness Danielle Blair sits down with Sandy who shares the emotional story of her mother's dementia diagnosis and how CBD played an integral role in improving her mother's quality of life. Watch below and grab some tissues. Trust us, you'll need them.


If you enjoyed this interview, there's more where that came from. Take a look at this clip from The Doctor's where they discuss the increased interest in cannabis amongst seniors.

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    That’s so wonderful, thank you for sharing!

JADEO Pain Management 11 months ago / Toronto, Ontario


Joints For Joints: Cannabis And Joint Pain

Chronic joint pain is a widespread problem with many potential sources. While it isn't always easy to tell what exactly causes chronic joint pain, the Mayo Clinic suggests that the two most common causes are arthritis and arthralgia. For some, this chronic pain is manifested as a dull, aching pain that lasts for long periods of time, creating much annoyance and discomfort. For others, chronic pain can be absolutely debilitating, interfering with the ability to work or carry on with day-to-day activities.

A 2011 study conducted by the University of Alberta found that roughly 19% of Canadians reported suffering from chronic pain, with arthritis cited as the most prominent reason. Because there is no cure for arthritis, or for chronic joint pain in general, people who suffer from these pains are limited in treatment options.

In some cases, over the counter medications like acetaminophen and ibuprofen tend to help, but in more severe cases, prescription painkillers may be the only way to alleviate pain. These narcotics, such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, and codeine, are generally helpful for chronic pain patients who use the medications correctly. However, they are not natural substances; they are synthesized medications. As such, many patients are wary of using these prescription painkillers due to the risk of dependence and addiction to chemicals.
 

The Public Health Agency reported that, in 2017, there were at least 2,923 deaths related to opioid overdose. In many cases, people begin taking their prescribed painkillers as directed. Over time, however, their bodies build up tolerances to the drugs, requiring more to achieve the same effect. This is a slippery slope; as people take more narcotics, they become dependent on the drugs and could experience full physical addiction, needing the drugs to function or experiencing dangerous withdrawal symptoms without them.

Cannabis: A Natural Alternative

People have used cannabis medicinally for thousands of years, particularly in the treatment and management of chronic pain. Cannabis is a natural substance, rather than the synthesized chemical compounds present in prescription painkillers that can lead to opioid dependence, addiction, overdose, and death.
 

The primary active compounds in cannabis are tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). To put it simply, THC is the compound most responsible for the "high" that accompanies cannabis use, while CBD tends to provide similar medicinal uses without the euphoria. Some strains of cannabis are higher in THC content, while others are contain more CBD.

Both THC and CBD have been used successfully in the treatment of chronic pain. However, some people are more sensitive to THC and may find the euphoric high uncomfortable, or may experience side effects like paranoia and restlessness. Because CBD is a non-psychoactive compound, it still provides the same medical benefits without the high.

Is Cannabis Effective for Treating Joint Pain?

Research published in 2008 in the Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management journal analyzed numerous studies conducted between the late 1980s and 2007. From these studies, the researchers concluded that CBD is extremely effective for treating chronic, difficult-to-treat pain. Researchers also determined that the use of CBD in pain management does not create the adverse side effects that occasionally accompany the use of prescription painkillers.
 

A study published in the June 1, 2017 edition of Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research found that cannabis is extremely effective in the treatment of chronic pain. 2,897 medical cannabis patients were interviewed for the research. According to the study, "81% [of respondents] 'strongly agreed/agreed' that taking cannabis by itself was more effective at treating their condition than taking cannabis with opioids." The patients in this study also overwhelmingly reported that cannabis alone was just as effective, if not more effective, than the use of prescription painkillers to manage pain, without the adverse effects.
 

On June 21, 2018, the Senate passed Bill C-45, also known as the Cannabis Act, and the full legalization of cannabis in Canada went into effect on October 17, 2018. For many, this offers the option to try cannabis as a safer, potentially more effective option in treating and managing their chronic joint pain.


Remember to always consult your doctor before beginning any type of wellness treatment.

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JADEO Pain Management 11 months ago / Toronto, Ontario


[VIDEO] Older Adults Are Turning To Cannabis

Are seniors turning to cannabis? 

Yes, they are! Do you watch The Doctors? JADEO could not believe the amazing insight we gathered just from this short clip they did. If you have an aging parent or loved one, this is a must watch!


If you enjoyed this clip then be sure to check out our article Cannabis and Seniors: How Could Cannabis Help Alzheimer's Disease? Add to the conversation by commenting below with your thoughts on the topic!

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