Chronic Pain, Along with Cancer, Epilepsy, AIDS, and many other progressive and debilitating diseases are covered Under the Compassionate Care Act
Medical cannabis laws in New York have evolved greatly in the past 10 years and now more people are able to receive the help from medical cannabis like never before.
At Serenity Medical Consulting, our individualized treatment programs may alleviate the symptoms you desire to treat. Dr. Gregg Szerlip will guide you through the use and procurement of medical marijuana to enhance the quality of your life.
Medical cannabis also assists in opioid withdrawal and during the buprenorphine tapering process.
Dr. Gregg Szerlip provides what you need: scientifically supported application of medical cannabis and holistic treatment extensions such as proper diet and lifestyle adjustments.
Benefits of Medical Marijuana
There is a great deal of practical and scientific evidence demonstrating the medicinal benefits of medical cannabis. In fact, take a look at the patent the United States government owns on ” “Cannabinoids as Antioxidants and Neuroprotectants”.
A prevalent disease, there are many varieties of cancer-from skin to breast and lung cancer-but cannabis helps offset the harmful side effects of cancer treatment, which includes severe pain, nausea, and vomiting caused by chemotherapy. Invasive surgeries will warrant the use of drugs that can lead to adverse damage in a patient’s body. The cannabinoids in medical marijuana works to alleviate pain. Studies have shown that these cannabinoids activate certain pharmacologic responses from your nervous and immune systems, which then help trigger medical marijuana’s helpful capabilities in reducing cancerous tumors from spreading.
This condition primarily concerns damage in your nervous system. Marred nerves result to tingling, numbness, extreme pain, organ dysfunction, and paralysis. A herniated disc, for example, will require steroid injections, among other prescriptions, to counteract pain. Medical marijuana works as a good alternative to these steroids, anti-depressants, and anti-seizure medications for peripheral neuropathy. It provides extensive pain relief without the side effects of traditional and harsh prescriptions.
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
Lou Gehrig’s disease is one of the most perplexing progressive diseases still without concentrated treatment. The THC properties in cannabis, however, can slow the disease and help extend the lives of patients. In treating the many ALS symptoms and relieving pain, medical marijuana makes a case as an effective treatment option.
Serenity Medical Consulting is here to help. Call us for more information or request for an appointment. Here are our office hours and the pre-visit requirements.
Please click on the link to learn more about the New York State Medical Cannabis Program
Patients with one of the following conditions are eligible for the New York State Medical Marijuana Program:
- debilitating or life-threatening conditions may qualify for the Medical Marijuana Program:
- positive status for HIV
- or AIDS,
- amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS),
- Parkinson’s disease,
- multiple sclerosis,
- damage to the nervous tissue of the spinal cord with objective neurological indication of intractable spasticity,
- inflammatory bowel disease,
- chronic pain as defined by 10 NYCRR §1004.2(a)(8)(xi),
- post-traumatic stress disorder or Huntington’s disease.
- Patients must also have one of the following associated or complicating conditions:
- cachexia or wasting syndrome,
- severe or chronic pain,
- severe nausea,
- or severe or persistent muscle spasms.
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