Are you considering surgery as part of your pain management program? Here’s an interesting new aspect worth considering discussing with your pain management doctor.
A recent study of patients selected from 35,000+ participants at Cleveland Clinic indicates that pain management doctors’ patients who use cannabis experience about 14% more pain immediately after surgery. The study was presented at the 2022 annual conference for the American Society for Anesthesiologists.
“The association between cannabis use, pain scores and opioid consumption has been reported before in smaller studies…Our study has a much larger sample size and does not include patients with chronic pain diagnosis or those who received regional anesthesia, which would have seriously conflicted our results.” said Elyad Ekrami, M.D., the lead author of the study. He’s also a clinical research fellow at Cleveland Clinic’s Anesthesiology Institute.
What’s this mean for patients that need surgery? Discuss this with Dr. Abdallah so he can take into account your dosing of any pain medication you might be prescribed.
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