4 Reasons You may Benefit From Medical Marijuana

Nov 10, 2022
 4 Reasons You may Benefit From Medical Marijuana
Medical marijuana gains traction by the day thanks to its ability to safely and effectively treat a wide range of conditions. Learn if it might help you here.

Many people want natural medicine but often feel they have to make a choice. Do they choose the natural path, or do they choose the treatment option that will deliver the best results?

Fortunately, with medical marijuana, many people can get both. With this plant-based medical treatment, countless individuals have found relief from their symptoms. 

Could it make a difference for you? You can explore it here at Rise and Thrive Healthcare in Joliet, Illinois, with Jessica Gutierrez, FNP-BC, and our primary care team. As medical marijuana (also called medical cannabis) specialists, we know how this natural medicine works and who it can help. 

To help you determine if it’s worth booking a consultation with us, we laid out four large groups of people who benefit from medical marijuana.

You have chronic pain

If you deal with persistent discomfort, medical cannabis can give you a way to ease your symptoms without relying on addictive pain prescriptions or treatments with unwelcome side effects. 

With medical marijuana, we have seen patients get relief from the pain of all of the following conditions:

  • Cancer
  • Migraines
  • Arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)

In other words, if chronic pain plays a role in your life, don’t hesitate to talk to us. 

You get seizures or muscle spasms

Medical marijuana can help to control seizures. In fact, its effectiveness here is so well documented that the FDA has approved it for people with epilepsy. 

In addition to those living with epilepsy, this treatment can also help people with generalized muscle spasms and those living with Parkinson’s disease. 

You have a gastrointestinal disorder

Do constant stomach problems plague your life? If you deal with a gastrointestinal disorder like Crohn's disease or inflammatory bowel disease, medical marijuana can help, thanks to its anti-inflammatory nature. 

Specifically, it can help with:

  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Acid reflux
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Low appetite
  • Abdominal cramping

If any of those symptoms affect you, our team can help you determine if medical marijuana would bring you relief. 

You struggle with mental illness

In addition to treating physical symptoms, medical marijuana has proven effective for specific types of mental illness, including depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). If you want a non-addictive treatment option that doesn’t come with unpleasant side effects, talk with our team. 

All told, medical marijuana has a broad range of uses. If you want to explore what it could do for you, don’t hesitate to schedule a consultation with our team. At our office, we can discuss how this treatment would work for your specific symptoms and what you should expect. To get started, call us or book your appointment online today.