Medical Marijuana For Chronic Pain
Chronic pain affects all of us differently and we all respond to treatment differently too. For chronic pain that has laster for over three years and degraded your health and functional capability, becoming certified through the New York State Medical Marijuana Program to purchase medical marijuana. Doctor Paul Saladino and Christian Plaza, FNP know first-hand how difficult dealing with chronic pain can be, so they became able to certify patients for this program. Being based in Newburgh NY, they can see you either in-person or virtually through telemedicine. When you are ready to explore what medical marijuana can do for you or a loved one, click on the button below to schedule your appointment today. *
What is chronic pain?
Most people have felt pain before once and a while, but when that pain does not stop for a long period of time, that pain now becomes chronic. John Hopkins Medicine explained that "chronic pain is long-standing pain that persists beyond the usual recovery period or occurs along with a chronic health condition, such as arthritis. Chronic pain may be 'on' and 'off' or continuous." Any illness or injury, even the ones you recovered from, could still have pain that never goes away.
What is the typical treatment for my chronic pain?
Since chronic pain has the potential to impact your entire life, treatment for chronic pain includes pain relief and a support system to fall back on. Most medical facilities offer a pain management program with the ultimate goal of returning you back to almost where you were before the pain started. Medications typically prescribed in this program involve either over-the-counter (OTC), opioids (reserved for high pain cases) and antidepressants. Some may be enrolled into occupational therapy to stimulate exercise and others may be given emotional support.
How can medical marijuana help with chronic pain?
Who is Cross Valley Health & Medicine?
Cross Valley Health & Medicine is a primary care practice located in Newburgh NY, allowing for both virtual and in-person appointments. The practice has two medical providers on staff, Doctor Paul Saladino who is dual board-certified in Addiction Medicine and Internal Medicine and a Christian Plaza, who is a family nurse practitioner. Both practitioners are eager to see new patients for the following programs: Substance Abuse Treatment, Behavioral Health Management, HIV/AIDS Care Management, Primary Care, Medical Marijuana Certifications, Medication-Assisted Treatment, STD/STI Care Management, and Weight Loss Management. If you are interested in becoming a patient of Cross Valley, please click here to access our online paperwork portal. Visit us online at www.crossvalleyhealth.com or give our office a call at 845-561-7075.
*Any information listed on this page is provided for medical educational purposes only, and shall not be taken as medical advice provided by Cross Valley Health & Medicine. Any medications listed on this page are also provided for medical educational purposes only, and the use of any of these mentioned medications should stem from consulting with your provider.