Friday, October 26, 2018

Today On Twitter - Medical Marijuana for Chronic Pain

Today On Twitter From: The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM)
"An interactive feature about the use of #medicalmarijuana offers a case vignette accompanied by essays that support either recommending or discouraging the use of medical marijuana for the treatment of chronic pain."

Medical Marijuana for Chronic Pain
Lisa Caulley, M.D., M.P.H., Benjamin Caplan, M.D., and Edgar Ross, M.D.
N Engl J Med 2018; 379:1575-1577
DOI: 10.1056/NEJMclde1808149

A Woman with Chronic Pain
Lisa Caulley, M.D., M.P.H.
Ms. Rothstein is a 31-year-old woman who comes to your office to consult with you regarding a long-standing history of complex regional pain syndrome in her right leg and foot. She is a graduate student and former varsity soccer player who became disabled 7 years ago after having a hairline fracture in the right fibula. Since several weeks after her injury, she has had intractable pain in her foreleg and foot even though the fracture has healed. She describes.....

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