Cannabis has been long used as a medicinal agent with remarkable healing benefits in managing various conditions, including acute pain, anxiety, cancer pain, autoimmune disorders, depression, headaches, and migraines. Migraines are much more than just chronic and severe headaches; they can cause sharp, throbbing pain, usually on one side of the head. They are accompanied by extreme sensitivity to light and sound, nausea, and vomiting. The migraine attacks can last for some hours to days in extreme cases; the episodes can occur anytime, interfering with the daily activities of those who suffer from them.
Although some people may get a warning symptom called an aura by clinicians, that can happen before or with the headache. It presents as visual disturbances, blind spots, and other intermittent disturbances like speaking difficulties or tingling on some body parts.
Treating and managing migraines are challenging, as they can be caused by various factors and can have underlying conditions that cause an attack. Marijuana is considered an effective choice as it is an excellent anti-analgesic and improves symptoms of nausea, vomiting, and sleep. We are treating many patients suffering from Migraines with the most suited Marijuana products. Our experts comprehensively evaluate each case and recommend a dose most appropriate to each patient.
What are migraine attacks?
Migraine is an abnormal brain activity involving the nerve signals, blood vessels, and chemicals, that produce extreme pain and associated symptoms. The pain can be located on any part of the head, front, back, or on either temple, it can even radiate to the face sometimes. Migraine attacks in four unique phases; the prodrome, aura, headache, and postdrome phases. Patients go through these phases before the attack is initiated, especially the prodrome and aura phase. These two phases strike before the headache starts.
The prodrome phase is characterized by feelings of tiredness, mood swings, food cravings, and difficulty concentrating. These feelings come days or hours before the migraine attack, but most patients don’t recognize these warning signs. Scientists believe that over 75% of migraine patients will experience this prodrome phase. Identifying these phases and treating Migraine before the attack can help prevent symptoms and reduce the severity of the attack. The postdrome phase starts when the attack finishes, and the patient experiences fatigue, dizziness, and trouble with concentration. This may last for hours or days, depending on the episode. Due to the unpredictability of these attacks, the patients are always scared of a potential episode, which makes their life challenging. They get withdrawn and reduce their social interaction, affecting their work and social life.
Which Marijuana product works best for Migraine?
There are different Migraine treatments and products available today, and they are chosen depending on the type of Migraine a patient has. Heavy painkillers are given to provide immediate relief to an acute attack, along with antiemetics and other calmness-inducing drugs. In contrast, preventive migraine medication is administered to reduce the migraine frequency, length of the attack, and severity. In addition, improvements are seen in managing Migraine with behavioral treatment, where attacks can be managed to reduce stress levels to lessen the frequency of migraine attacks.
There is an increasing debate to utilize Marijuana to treat and manage migraine attacks. Physicians in our clinics stay up-to-date with all the latest research and products, so they can recommend the most suited product for each patient. It is best to visit our centers and talk to our specialists who will evaluate your Migraine, review the symptoms, and analyze the accompanying conditions before recommending the product most beneficial for each case.
Marijuana comes in a myriad of products, each with its own unique characteristics and mode of action which is based in the route of administration. When Cannabis is taken by smoking, inhalation, and oils it will give immediate effects. These products can be taken to reduce the severity of pain during an attack. Other Marijuana products like tablets and edibles, in contrast, show their effect after a few hours of ingesting them. Hence it is crucial to the success of Marijuana treatment that a specialist makes the product selection, and our physicians are available to help new patients in Naples, Melbourne, and St. Petersburg.
How does Marijuana reduce migraines and headaches?
Cannabinoids can interact with the body through the endocannabinoid system resulting in most of the benefits of Medical Marijuana. When you consume Marijuana, THC and CBD are the main components of Cannabis formulations. As they stimulate cannabinoid receptors in the body. The Endocannabinoid system consists of CB1 (central/peripheral nervous system) and CB2 (peripheral/immune tissues) receptors, and their activation leads to decreased neurotransmission of dopamine, γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA), and glutamate. On the other hand, CB2 receptor activation leads to analgesia and decreased immune system function. These effects work synergistically to improve the severity and episodes of migraine attacks.
How to add Marijuana to migraine treatment?
Migraines are serious conditions that can cause significant suffering to those who suffer from them. Much research has been done to find the right treatment for these chronic headaches. But finding a drug that helps everyone is challenging. A treatment that works for one patient does not work for another; hence each clinical case is different and has to be dealt with carefully. Our team of experts has years of experience managing migraines and other health conditions with Cannabis, so reach out to our team. You can complete the intake form on our website, and our team will contact you for the next steps. Our team will monitor the progress and ensure every client gets maximum benefits from Marijuana treatment. Place a call today and start your journey with us!