Natural Pain Solutions
Natural Pain Solutions was one of the first medical practices to become recognized by the state of New York to specialize in Medical Marijuana treatment. Furthermore, Amir Herman, D.O., medical director of Natural Pain Solutions, was one of the first physicians in the state to specialize in medical marijuana treatment. Dr. Herman believes that people who are suffering from chronic pain conditions will now have more access and opportunity to experience relief.
On March 22nd, 2017, chronic pain was listed by the New York State Department of Health as a qualifying condition for patients seeking medical marijuana. Now, New Yorkers suffering from pain can experience relief from a naturally derived source rather than the use of addictive and often ineffective opioids.
Medical Marijuana is already helping tens of thousands of patients across the state, and the addition of chronic pain as a qualifying condition will lead to helping even more people.
Medical Marijuana for Chronic Pain
A University of Michigan study published in the Journal of Pain in March 2016 found that marijuana:
- Decreased side effects from other medications
- Improved quality of life
- Reduced use of opioids (on average) by 64%
Medical Marijuana contains multiple compounds that interact with the human regulatory system that can influence multiple physiological processes, including the modulation of pain, seizure threshold, appetite, digestion, and mood. In 2016, New York State identified a very specific list of severe, debilitating, or life threatening conditions as qualifying conditions.
Many patients that rely on opiates to manage pain become dependent on their medication and find the intended solution becomes a devastating problem. Medical Marijuana can now legally be a safer alternative to opiates as an effective treatment of pain.
Natural Pain Solutions’ board-certified physicians provide certifications for those New York State patients seeking the effective and legal alternative treatment cannabis offers. They have five convenient locations in Long Island and Queens and are also available for house calls. To schedule an appointment of for more information, visit NaturalPainSolutionsNY.com or call (631) 486-7698.