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Painiac: The Podcast On Living Well Even When Life Hurts

33 EpisodesProduced by Painiac: The Podcast on Living Well Even When Life Hurts by Shelly JacksonWebsite

Painiac, the first podcast about mindfully living with chronic pain, is a free resource for people living with chronic pain or illness. Painiac is for people living with chronic pain and the awesome people who love them. We also explore what it means to live with various types of pain whether it be … read more


Medical Marijuana for Pain Relief: In Conversation with Dr. Rachna Patel

Now more than ever, chronic pain patients are considering using medical marijuana for pain relief from a myriad of conditions such as Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis, neuropathy, fibromyalgia, seizure disorders, back pain, arthritis, anxiety, and migraines, just to name a few. If it works, and it’s legal in many places around the world, including in the US, then why is it such a challenge to find reliable, research-based, accurate information about what to take, how to take it, and where to get it.

Why is there such a stigma attached to medical marijuana when serious narcotics and pain meds are widely prescribed, despite dangerous side effects? In this episode, Join Shelly in conversation with Dr. Rachna Patel, a medical doctor who specializes in treating patients with medical marijuana.

Dr. Patel addresses and responds to listeners’ concerns and questions about the ins and out of using medical marijuana to manage pain. She breaks down the pain-relieving chemical compounds in marijuana, discusses the various gentle methods of using marijuana (other than smoking it), explains the importance of using high-quality lab-tested products, shares how to avoid the undesired side effects of marijuana, including feeling “high”, and provides insight as to what to look for when finding a doctor to prescribe medical marijuana. You don’t want to miss this episode!

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