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Medical Marijuana for Neuropathy (Nerve Pain)

“The National Institute of Health (NIH) has concluded that neuropathic pain is a condition in which currently available pain medications are at best marginally effective.” Neuropathy, a condition caused by nerve damage, can cause patients excruciating amounts of pain. Robert of Mill Valley, CA is one of those patients. He’s battling Neuropathy caused by his …

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Medical Marijuana for Migraines and Headaches

Hannah of Atherton, CA, like many of my patients, has been battling migraine headaches as a teenager. She’s spun her wheels with over-the-counter and prescription medications and now has decided to try medical marijuana as a last resort.  Here’s what Hannah writes…     Hey Dr. Patel, I’m writing in to get some more info …

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Marijuana for Back Pain

Paul from Pleasanton, CA, asks about using medical marijuana for his back pain caused by degenerative disc disease. He’s a real trooper who’s suffered through back pain for years.  We’re talking decades.  It varies from dull nagging to sharp stabbing.  And, he’s tried everything the doctors have offered. In lieu of back surgery, he’s wondering …

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Medical Marijuana for Crohn’s Disease

Today’s question comes from Vanessa of Alamo, CA, who suffers from an Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) known as Crohn’s Disease.  She’s spun her wheels with conventional pharmaceutical drugs.  Now, at her wits end, she wants to give medical marijuana a try as a possible last resort.  She writes…     Dr. Patel, I’ve been suffering …

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