Survey: Cannabis Use Associated with 50 Percent Reduction in Pain Scores
Hempstead, NY: Chronic pain patients report significant reductions in their pain scores following the use of cannabis, according to survey data published in the Open Journal of Anesthesiology.
Investigators affiliated with Hofstra University in New York and the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine in Spokane surveyed patients receiving care in a pain clinic setting.
Respondents’ average pain scores fell from 8.4 prior to using medical cannabis to 4.275 afterward. Participants also reported improvements in sleep and overall daily functioning.