Dr. Eric P. Baron explains how medical cannabis works with migraine sufferers and pain.
Dr. Baron discusses the fascinating historical and scientific facts surrounding medicinal cannabis use, and how marijuana can have a positive impact on migraine and chronic pain disorders.
YouTube Description: There are currently 24 states (Ohio is on the verge of becoming #25) and Washington DC who have voted to legalize medicinal cannabis use. There are 4 states and Washington DC who have voted to legalize both medicinal and recreational use. There are 16 states who have voted to legalize CBD-only formulations. Regardless of personal stance, patients will inevitably begin asking about this as a treatment option as legalization continues to spread, and it is our duty as physicians to have an educated discussion with them. For me, that will be in migraine and chronic pain, which is the focus of this lecture, and my specialty.
Eric P. Baron, DO is a staff American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) Board Certified Neurologist and a United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties (UCNS) Diplomat in Headache Medicine at Cleveland Clinic Neurological Institute, Center for Neurological Restoration – Headache and Chronic Pain Medicine, in Cleveland, Ohio. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. He completed his Neurology Residency in 2009 at Cleveland Clinic, where he served as Chief Neurology Resident, followed by a Headache Medicine Fellowship in 2010, also at Cleveland Clinic. He has an active research interest in cannabinoids as a potential new therapeutic class in the treatment of migraine and chronic pain disorders.
For a more detailed comprehensive overview of the historical, political, and scientific evolution of medicinal cannabis focusin on treatment of headache and pain, I refer you to Dr. Baron’s article:
Baron EP. Comprehensive Review of Medicinal Marijuana, Cannabinoids, and Therapeutic Implications in Medicine and Headache; What a Long Strange Trip It’s Been… Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain. 2015; Jun;55(6):885-916.