Medical Marijuana For Chronic or Intractable Pain
Patients with Chronic Pain Qualify for Medical Marijuana in West Virginia
Chronic pain is present for the duration of a person’s life and interferes with their ability to function. Meanwhile, intractable pain is an advanced form of chronic pain that often leads to hospitalization. In West Virginia, patients suffering from each type of pain can legally use medical marijuana to achieve relief without the side effects of prescription opiates.
When you obtain a West Virginia medical marijuana card, you can legally possess up to a 30 day supply of various forms of cannabis, and you’ll be among the first in line to receive the benefits of future reform efforts.
If you’re experiencing chronic pain, or simply think you might be, it pays to schedule an evaluation and see if medical marijuana can enhance the quality of your life.
Get Your West Virginia Medical Marijuana Card
in Four Easy Steps!
Schedule an appointment online or by calling us at (877) 303-8424.
Submit your patient form, State ID, medical records and make your payment.
Connect with our doctor using your phone, computer or tablet.
Receive your West Virginia Marijuana Card and access dispensaries to purchase product!
What are Risk Factors for Developing Chronic Pain?
Chronic pain can result from injury, illness, surgery, and certain types of medical treatments, like chemotherapy and radiation. Usually, the pain is connected to severe nerve damage or inflammation.
Some conditions that lead to chronic pain include:
How Does Medical Marijuana Relieve Chronic Pain?
Medical marijuana relieves most chronic and intractable pain by reducing inflammation and by interfering with the way your brain processes painful sensations.
Additionally, medical marijuana helps ease symptoms that sometimes accompany intractable pain. These include:
Finally, medical marijuana is a powerful substitute for OTC pain medication and for prescription opiates. OTC medication typically includes non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), which can cause damage to the stomach and liver over time. Meanwhile, opiates have a high potential for abuse, and West Virginia frequently ranks among the top states for lethal opiate overdoses.
A recent study of one thousand individuals using medical marijuana for pain found that 82 percent were able to reduce their use of OTC painkillers and that 88 percent stopped treatments with opioids.
How Do I Obtain a West Virginia Medical Marijuana Card?
At West Virginia Marijuana Card, our compassionate team of experts removes confusion and stigma from the process of registering as a medical marijuana patient.
We assist you with every step of the process, including:
Setting up an initial consultation.
Obtaining medical records.
Filing your documents with the West Virginia health department..
Receiving your West Virginia marijuana card.
Renewing your West Virginia marijuana card.
Obtaining long-term support as you learn to use medical marijuana to treat your chronic and intractable pain.
To take your first step toward becoming an official West Virginia medical marijuana cardholder, call 877-303-8424 or schedule your virtual appointment today.