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Arthritis Sufferers Go to Pot

In All Health Watch, Arthritis, Big Pharma, Featured Article, Pain Relief by Garry Messick0 Comments

People with arthritis and other aches and pains are flocking to CBD and medical marijuana for relief—and they’re getting it, a new study finds. 

About 20% of orthopedic patients with chronic pain are using a cannabis product, researchers found. The patients say the supplements are working.

Nine out of 10 said CBD and/or medical marijuana effectively manages their pain. Four in 10 said the supplements allowed them to take fewer painkillers.

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The Surprising Hidden Cause of Back Pain

In All Health Watch, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, General Health, Pain Relief by Garry Messick0 Comments

Back pain is one the most frustrating health problems. It’s often impossible to figure out the cause, much less find a cure. 

Now, surprising new research shows that a simple vitamin deficiency may be the root cause of many back pain cases. 

Researchers from China’s Tongji University School of Medicine collected medical data on 232 postmenopausal women. They found a direct link between vitamin D deficiency and back pain from disc degeneration.

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The Migraine Solution That’s Already In Your Medicine Cabinet

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When a migraine strikes, the pain can be so excruciating that you figure you need the strongest medicine possible to stop it.

That’s why many sufferers reach for a prescription drug such as sumatriptan (Imitrex) or lasmiditan (Reyvow). Or they go with opioid painkillers like oxycodone.[1] 

The problem is, these medications often don’t work. And they can have serious side effects. These

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Cannabis Relieves Migraines, Study Finds

In All Health Watch, Featured Article, General Health, Pain Relief by Garry Messick0 Comments

Migraine sufferers sometimes feel like someone tied to the railroad tracks.

They can see the train coming. But there’s nothing they can do to stop it.

Migraine patients often can tell when a headache is coming. They become sensitive to light. Or they get a dull ache on one side of their head.

Shortly after, the pain comes roaring through. It’s so excruciating that work or any other normal activity is impossible.

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The Mainstream Treatment for Joint Pain Does More Harm Than Good

In All Health Watch, Arthritis, Featured Article, Health Warning, Pain Relief by Garry Messick0 Comments

Osteoarthritis is the most common joint disorder in the U.S. More than 30 million Americans suffer from it.[1]

It’s caused by the breakdown of cartilage between joints, which acts as a cushion. It’s often called “wear-and-tear” arthritis. That’s because it strikes when the cartilage wears down from overuse or injury. Bone rubs against bone causing inflammation, swelling, and pain. It can be debilitating.

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New Scientific Evidence Proves Cannabis Relieves Pain and Insomnia

In All Health Watch, Featured Article, General Health, Pain Relief, Sleep Health by Garry Messick0 Comments

Many seniors swear by cannabis or CBD for easing chronic pain and insomnia. But up until recently, there was little scientific evidence that cannabis products worked for these conditions.

A major new study changes that.

The study was published in the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs. Researchers analyzed a survey of 1,000 people who take medical marijuana.[i]

Of the subjects who took cannabis for pain relief:

  • 80% rated it as “very or extremely helpful.”
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