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Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Chronic Pain (Definition)

classic definition is pain older than 6 months. More recent definitions: Pain beyond the normal healing period, pain associated with psychological impact. Any pain that started as acute after and injury to surgery, but continues beyond the healing ...Read more


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Is it best to take cannabis for acute or chronic pain?

Is it best to take cannabis for acute or chronic pain?

Can't say: I have had patients who have tried it. We don't have medical marijuana in my state of georgia so I have little experience. I once had a patient from south georgia who got into trouble with the police for taking it for his severe juvenile idiopathic arthritis. He claimed it helped him a lot. You might talk with your physician if you are in a state that allows medical marijuana. ...Read more

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Is cannabis a good alternative for treating chronic pain ?

The indications for: legal medical marijuana use in the US tend to differ state by state. There are some physicians in this country that advocate for use of THC for specific types of pain and other providers who recommend against it's use altogether. There are inherent risks with cannabis use. As a psychiatrist I am very concerned about the potential for psychiatric side effects. See that you suffer from depression & ...Read more

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Does cannabis help chronic pain ? And would it interact with current meds ?

Does cannabis help chronic pain ? And would it interact with current meds ?

Cannabis: may help with certain types of pain. Each medication would need to be checked to determine if it might interact with cannabis. ...Read more

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Is Lyrica (pregabalin) and cannabis a good combo for chronic pain ?

No: Depending on where you live, for non cancer pain-Cannabis may STILL be illegal even for medicinal purposes. In my opinion, unless if it can be delivered in different way, the SMOKE would cause way too much airway inflammation and put users at risk for COPD. Lyrica (pregabalin) is a proven safe, and great for chronic pain depending on cause. ...Read more

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Will I be able to get a medical marihuana card if old?

California : This has to be prescribed by a medical doctor, boston i think does as well it depends on the state. ...Read more

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I suffer from add. Will I be able to get a medical marihuana card?

Unfortunately yes: Thats the problem- you will find some doctor unscrupulous enough to give you a card when you pay him enough money. Likely, this will launch you down a path of increasing problems with drugs. The marijuana will certainly only be harmful for your add. Please dont start this. ...Read more

Dr. Praveen Mambalam
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Persistent Pain (Definition)

Persistent pain is a symptom in which a person's pain doesn't come and go, but instead is present all the time. The pain can be mild, moderate, or severe, but its constant presence usually means there is ...Read more


Marijuana (Definition)

Marijuana refers to the various preparations of the Cannabis plant into the psychoactive drug for recreational use ...Read more