Follow your doctor’s orders
If you’re in the care of a pain doctor, remember to stay on track with your prescribed medications and treatment schedules. Skipping parts of your pain management regimen can diminish the progress you make, causing you more discomfort.
Hear from one of our patients, Kevin Stephens, who has been using Mamedica’s services to treat his knee injury. Having lived with the condition for over a decade, Kevin has seen a huge impact on his daily life. This is especially heightened at Christmas. He says:
“Normally, I’d like to spend time with my family and kids but I have to be conscious of my knee. It prevents me from engaging in physical activity and if I over-exert myself I will be suffering. The cold also triggers pain which can be difficult.”
Since using medical cannabis, Kevin discusses the life-changing effects it had on his life, enabling him able to enjoy Christmas this year unlike previous!
“I’m able to sleep through the night now which means I wake up feeling refreshed. I’m also feeling generally more positive from a mental perspective because I am not in so much pain. I’ve also noticed I can do things that I couldn’t previously do, small things like going for walks with my kids or playing with them.”
Our very own pain specialist, Dr Farrah Ayob, shares how her medical experience in Canada enlightened her to use cannabis as a tool for complex pain management.
“Patients who have significant ski injury, paraplegia and all that sort of complex pain issues. Cannabis is really helpful for them. Not only for their pain but also for their wellbeing and mood.
“I see about 20 to 30 patients a week. More than 95% of my patients find they are satisfied with their progress for managing their pain compared to conventional medicines. They have guidance from me on how to use cannabis. We monitor them – and we see the difference in them. They feel a lot more reassured that all the anxiety with using grey-market cannabis is gone.”
As Christmas approaches, you might be planning on self-medicating to manage your pain. In fact, millions of people are doing the same. That’s why we’ve spoken to thousands of Brits to understand the scale of pain across the country – and what exactly we can do to help. Keep in touch via our website and social platforms as all will be revealed in our report in the new year!
Click here to learn how Mamedica can help.