Medical Marijuana FAQs

Dealing with chronic pain can be exhausting, especially when you can’t seem to find a way to properly manage your pain. Living with this pain can interfere with your life and you may find yourself sitting out for activities or events you’ve been looking forward to. Dr. Melissa Singer and Dr. Lisa Rankin at Coastal Integrated Medicine in Stuart, FL, can explain how medical marijuana could help you manage your chronic pain by answering some frequently asked questions.

Frequently Asked Questions About Medical Marijuana

Q. How does medical marijuana work?

A. Your body creates chemicals similar to marijuana that affect pain, inflammation, and other processes. With the use of medical marijuana from your doctors in Stuart, FL, you can possibly increase the effectiveness of those chemicals. Medical marijuana has even been shown to reduce the size of tumors in some cancer patients. Cannabinoids interact with your body through receptors in the liver, immune system, lungs, and kidneys.

Q. How do I get a medical marijuana prescription?

A. If you deal with chronic pain or other specific conditions, you should schedule an appointment with your doctor for an exam. Your doctor will discuss your symptoms and determine whether medical marijuana could help relieve some of these symptoms and help you feel more comfortable throughout your life.

Q. What are some side effects of medical marijuana?

A. While side effects don’t last long, it is important that you know what to expect. You could feel dizzy, drowsy, and experience short-term memory loss. In severe cases, you could experience anxiety or psychosis, but that’s not a very common side effect.

Contact Your Doctor Today

Find out if medical marijuana could help you with your chronic pain. Contact Dr. Melissa Singer and Dr. Lisa Rankin at Coastal Integrated Medicine in Stuart, FL, to ask further questions about medical marijuana. Call for more information and to schedule an appointment at (772) 344-1409 today.

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