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Why Medical Marijuana Might Be Right for You

Why Medical Marijuana Might Be Right for You

Medical marijuana (cannabis) has continued to grow in popularity over the years. As studies maintain progress in supporting its therapeutic effects, more states continue to legalize its use.

Our team at Regenerative Spine and Pain Institute in Plainsboro Township and Manalapan, New Jersey, is led by Dr. Ronak Patel. As a certified medical marijuana doctor, he has the expertise and experience to support the needs of our patients with this treatment, providing a natural alternative to other medications, such as opioids, anticonvulsants, or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).

Understanding medical marijuana

Marijuana comes from the chemicals in the marijuana plant, which Dr. Patel prescribes for medicinal purposes. Although people might partake of it for recreational use, It can treat numerous health conditions and alleviate pain when prescribed by your physician.

The marijuana plant contains 60 active ingredients called cannabinoids, each affecting the body differently. The chemicals can affect your brain, nervous system, kidney, liver, and lungs, helping your pain to subside. 

The chemicals can also range in concentration, which is why you need an expert like Dr. Patel to customize your dosage plan. 

You can take medical marijuana in several forms that include:

When you meet with Dr. Patel, together, you can decide on your most desired option.

Conditions that medical marijuana can treat

Medical marijuana can treat many health conditions, such as:

The list for what medical marijuana can treat is extensive. When you come in for your consultation, Dr. Patel gives you a comprehensive evaluation to determine if medical marijuana can treat your condition. 

He and our team offer a medical marijuana program that can help you regain functionality and improve your quality of life.

The benefits of medical marijuana

As an approved option for treatment in New Jersey, Dr. Patel supports the use of medical marijuana because of its many benefits. Not only does it help alleviate health conditions, but it’s also less taxing on your liver, kidneys, and other organs when compared to other prescribed pain-relievers. It’s less addictive, too, especially when using it long-term.

Medical marijuana allows you to carry on with your life without any heavy side effects. When you take opioids, they can cause you to feel lethargic and have other symptoms that can inhibit your daily routine.

With Dr. Patel’s supervision of your medical marijuana program, you can manage your symptoms and help you enjoy your normal daily routine.

To find out more about medical marijuana, and to see if it’s right for you, call our office or book your appointment online today.

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