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Chronic Pain


Pain Management located in Houston, TX

Chronic pain is a debilitating disease affecting over 50 million people in the United States annually. Not only does it cause physical pain, but it also leads to mental and emotional anguish for some. And it can have devastating effects on a person’s quality of life, making it challenging to work, exercise, socialize, and even take care of basic needs.

Chronic Pain Q & A


Currently, over-the-counter drugs and prescription drugs like opioids are the most common treatments for chronic pain. However, they can come with a host of dangerous side effects, including the risk of addiction and overdose.

For those seeking alternative treatments, it may seem like options are limited. Here are some answers on the status of medical cannabis and chronic pain in Texas.


Can I Use Medical Cannabis to Treat Chronic Pain in Texas?

Unfortunately, chronic pain is not currently a qualifying condition for medical cannabis in Texas. This means that patients suffering from chronic pain cannot legally access medical marijuana without an eligible underlying cause.

We are hopeful this will change soon, as chronic pain is a serious condition that greatly impacts one’s quality of life.

Although chronic pain does not qualify as an eligible condition, pain associated with certain disorders like cancer, spasticity, or neurological conditions, can be treated with medical cannabis. This means that if you are suffering from chronic pain because of one of these conditions, you may qualify to receive medical marijuana in Texas.


Alternative Treatments for Chronic Pain

If you are seeking pain relief, it is crucial to pursue the best treatment for you. Thankfully, there are numerous options available that may be able to help.

If you know the underlying cause of your chronic pain, directly treating the condition can help alleviate your symptoms. For example, if you have prolonged pain because of arthritis, treating arthritis with medication or physical therapy can help reduce your pain.

Neural therapy is also a viable option. Neural therapy with Prescribing Life is a narcotic-free, steroid-free treatment that targets the underlying cause to provide long-lasting relief. Additionally, bodily therapies like massage and acupuncture may also be effective.

When the cause of chronic pain is unknown or current treatment is ineffective, more invasive treatments like nerve blocks or spinal cord stimulation may be recommended. Opioids are also available, but they are often a last resort due to the high risk of addiction and overdose.



Although chronic pain is not an eligible health condition for medical cannabis in Texas, several treatment options are still available. This can include more traditional treatments like medication and physical therapy, as well as alternative treatments like neural therapy.

We hope that those with chronic pain will one day qualify for medical cannabis in Texas. In the meantime, we encourage everyone to explore all available options and find the best possible solution for their individual needs.

If you have any questions about chronic pain, medical cannabis, or alternative treatments, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We are here to help!