Study finds one in six chronic pain sufferers use medicinal cannabis

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Up to one in six Australian chronic pain sufferers is technically breaking the law, a landmark national study has found.

The figure is from a survey involving 1,500 chronic pain sufferers conducted by researchers at the University of New South Wales in Sydney.

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Study: Cannabinoid Use in the Treatment of Osteoarthritis Pain

What is Osteoarthritis?

Arthritis is the inflammation and swelling of joints, the area where bones connect, which provide support to the body and assist in maintaining mobility. Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis and is caused by “wear and tear,” or long-term use (the...

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Medicinal cannabis: study finds Australians suffering chronic pain get more relief from cannabis than conventional medicines

{jcomments on} The study found nearly 13 per cent of 1500 chronic pain patients had used cannabis in the past year despite being prescribed opioids. Photo: Rob Homer

Australians suffering from chronic pain may get more relief from their symptoms using cannabis than they do from some conventional medications, researchers have found.

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Survey Study: Cannabis Use for Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome in Males

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What is Chronic Prostatitis?

Chronic prostatitis is caused by inflammation of the prostate (a gland in a male’s body that releases fluids which aid in achieving sexual reproduction), which leads to long-lasting, lost-term pain in the pelvic region (e.g. around the penis, anus, lower abdomen, and lower back). There are two types, including:

    chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (also known as chronic nonbacterial prostatitis): non-infective; more common (9/10 males with chronic prostatitis)
    chronic bacterial prostatitis: infective; less common (1/10 males with chronic prostatitis)

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