AABP Integrative Pain Care

When to Consider Medical Marijuana for Chronic Hip Pain

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If you’re limited by chronic hip pain but traditional medications aren’t helping, you may be a candidate for medical marijuana. Learn how marijuana works to control chronic pain in your hip joints so you can stay independent and active.

Chronic hip pain can become debilitating, especially when you can’t find a treatment to manage it effectively.

At AABP Integrative Pain Care, our pain management specialists offer a range of services to help you find lasting relief of hip pain. We focus on relieving your existing pain and lowering your risk for more serious complications that affect the function of your hips.

Why your hips may hurt

Your hip joints support your range of motion in the lower half of your body. If you experience a fall, car accident, or other type of personal injury that damages any of the hip joint structures, it can lead to persistent pain in the soft tissues, bones, and nerves surrounding the joint.

Aging is also a common cause of hip pain due to the degenerative changes that take place in the hip joint as you get older.  

Our providers have extensive experience managing hip pain that results from:

  • Sciatica
  • Bursitis
  • Fractures
  • Infections
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Nerve compression (pinched nerve)

Hip pain can limit what you can do physically and also require the use of a walker or other assistive device to stay mobile. When pain becomes too difficult to manage on your own, you can benefit from the pain management services we offer at AABP Integrative Pain Care.

Our innovative approach to manage care includes nonsurgical treatments like steroid injections and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy. We also offer medical marijuana as an alternative to pain-relieving medications for adults that are limited by chronic hip pain.

How medical marijuana controls hip pain

Medical marijuana is a safe and effective way to manage chronic pain that results from joint degeneration, nerve damage, and other conditions. The treatment is available for New York residents aged 21 and over who live with persistent pain or other chronic health conditions.

The marijuana you use for pain control comes from the cannabis sativa plant which contains active compounds. These compounds interact with the cannabinoid receptors in your body to interfere with pain signals and the perception of pain.

 Medical marijuana is available in several forms, including:

  • Dried leaves
  • Liquid
  • Oils
  • Pills
  • Powders

Our AABP Integrative Pain Care team offers a medical marijuana program and can help you determine if this treatment is a good fit for your hip pain and other health needs.

The role of medical marijuana in your treatment plan

Medical marijuana is most effective at pain relief when you use it under medical supervision. Our pain management specialists often include marijuana as part of a comprehensive treatment plan and may recommend other strategies to maximize pain relief, including:

  • Lifestyle changes
  • Weight loss
  • Mindfulness techniques
  • Physical therapy

If you’re a candidate for medical marijuana, we can determine the type and delivery method that’s a good fit for your pain and personal preferences. We can also discuss your options for other nonnarcotic pain-relieving treatments like radiofrequency ablation to address nerve-related hip pain conditions.

You don’t have to suffer in silence with chronic hip pain. Our pain experts have the experience to help you make the most informed decisions about your health, so you can live an active, independent, pain-free life.

Call the AABP Integrative Pain Care office in Brooklyn, White Plains, or Great Neck, New York, to schedule a diagnostic evaluation for chronic hip pain or book an appointment online today.