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Posted on 07-22-2017


Currently in 2017, the push for the legalization of medical marijuana and opioids throughout the entire nation is at its all time strongest. Medical marijuana is currently legal in 29 states, including Washington D.C. Proponents for the legalization of medical marijuana claim that the drug aids ailments that patients with certain illnesses experience. Cannabinoids such as THC and CBD have been shown to:

  • Reduce nausea

  • Decrease pain and inflammation

  • Control epileptic seizures

  • Possibly treat mental illnesses

Researchers and scientists are also currently conducting experiments to see if cannabis can ease the symptoms of those with HIV/AIDS as well as multiple sclerosis.

    While those with neck and back pain may seek out medical marijuana and/or opioids in order to ease symptoms, recent studies have shown that a cannabis and/or opioid alternative may not be the safest options. The past decade has seen a substantial rise in opioid related deaths, causing some medical professionals to invest more research into medical marijuana treatment options. However, recent research has shown that medical cannabis may have long term harmful effects. Since the legalization of medical marijuana in Colorado, rates of hospitalizations related to marijuana use have increased 30% each year. Additionally, poisonings stemming from marijuana use and traffic accidents related to marijuana use have drastically increased over the past years since becoming legal in some states. Finally, marijuana use has been correlated with:

  • Learning deficits

  • Memory problems

  • Lower IQ

A safer alternative to treating neck and back pain is the care and treatment provided by a chiropractor. About 94% of patients under chiropractic care have reported a reduction in pain after four weeks of treatment provided by a chiropractor. As 27 million Americans visit a chiropractor each year for treatment, chiropractic care has proven to be a safe, harmless, effective option for treatment of neck and back pain.

    At Connetquot Chiropractic in Ronkonkoma, Dr. James Lambert believes in using chiropractic care as effective treatment over medical marijuana and opioid use. Our services include massage therapy, chiropractic care, lifestyle advice, physiotherapy, corrective exercise, and nutritional counseling. For more information and to schedule an appointment, visit www.drjlambert.com, call us at 631-738-9539, or arrive at our location of 2805 Veterans Hwy Suite 8 Ronkonkoma, NY 11779.


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