What does it mean to have Chronic Pain?

Chronic pain, is pain that has lasted for longer than a 6 month period. After that amount of time, the brain becomes used to receiving the feeling of pain from the nerves that are affected. The brain sends signals to the nerves, and when the nerves respond, the feeling is internalized.

With chronic pain, the feeling is constant so the brain becomes used to having it there. This can make it challenging to get the brain to stop feeling the pain – even when the pain itself is gone.

Chronic Pain Symptoms

Chronic pain can be caused by any number of things and is associated with a poor quality of life when compared to other chronic diseases.

From a “bad back” that throbs constantly or when you sit too long, to a shoulder that feels like pins or burning when it’s moved a certain way, chronic pain affects people in different ways.

Chronic Pain Management

At Apollo Cannabis Clinics, our practice is focused on a wide variety of pain conditions with special expertise in: Back Pain, Sciatica, Neck Pain, Neuropathic (Hyper-sensitive) Pain and Migraines. We also commonly treat Multiple Sclerosis, as well as pain due to HIV/AIDS, Diabetes and Cancer.

We focus on these areas because our medical advisory as well as many of our treating physicians are all Royal College Anesthesiologists who have spent years researching and practicing treatments for these types of pain based on scientific evidence.

Common Types of Chronic Pain

If you suffer from one of the following illnesses you may be eligible to receive medical cannabis.

Click the links to view each pain type and how cannabis is proven to help.

Find out if medical cannabis is right for you.