12/21/2016 | Health + Wellness

Migraines Medical Marijuana

Research may be limited when it comes to medical cannabis, but there is already promising research on how migraines could subside with the help of medical marijuana. Currently, migraines are not an approved condition in the State of Illinois, though many symptoms of migraines can be alleviated through medical cannabis. Those that suffer from migraines do not have many treatment options, especially if they want to avoid opioids or triptans, though holistic treatments such as massage therapy can help.

What is a Migraine?

A migraine is different from a headache, as a painful headache is just one symptom. Migraines can be triggered by a variety of both internal and external factors, though frequent sufferers are “thought to have a genetic predisposition toward having abnormal cells in the brain stem.” Additional symptoms include blurry vision, nausea and vomiting, coordination problems, extreme sensitivity to light or sound, and more. Migraines can severely impact one’s ability to work, drive, and participate in normal activities.

Pain Management

Medical cannabis has been proven to assist with pain management in patients with fibromyalgia, Parkinson’s disease, and more. The properties in medical cannabis help reduce reliance on opiates, induce sleep, manage pain, help with nausea, etc., all of which migraine sufferers could benefit from. The cannabinoid CBD is able to provide relief for a variety of conditions; moving forward, researchers will likely look into how medical cannabis can help with migraines and the symptoms associated with this condition.

Here at Greenhouse, we have three locations with experts that can help you select a treatment option. If you are suffering from an approved condition and have a patient registry identification card, contact us today!

Courtesy of: Leafly