Pain conditions and symptoms
Around 43% of the UK population suffers from chronic pain conditions, with up to 14.3% – or approximately 8 million people – living with chronic pain that is either moderately or severely disabling, according to research carried out by The British Pain Society.
There is good evidence for the effectiveness of medical cannabis as a remedy for chronic pain. It has been demonstrated that the use of phytocannabinoids on the endocannabinoid and other neurotransmitter systems in the body results in pain modulation. Extensive clinical experience, alongside controlled and uncontrolled studies, demonstrates that chronic pain sufferers using cannabis-based medical products find relief after unsuccessful treatment with traditional painkillers including opioids.
At The Medical Cannabis Clinics, patients living with a range of pain conditions and symptoms are supported, including:
- Back and neck pain
- Bladder pain
- Complex regional pain syndrome
- Chronic pain management
- Degenerative disc disease
- Muscle cramps (spasticity)
- Nerve conditions
- Pelvic pain
- Post-operative surgery pain
- Psoriatic arthritis
- Repetitive strain injury
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Spinal cord injury/disease
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Meet our pain specialist
UK’s leading medical cannabis practitioners.
Dr Attam Singh, MB BS, FRCA, FFPMRCA
Dr Singh is a highly experienced Pain Consultant, specialising in the treatment of musculoskeletal and neuropathic pain, including neck and back pain, head and face pain, joint pain, fibromyalgia and pelvic pain.
After qualifying in anaesthesia, Dr Singh became a Consultant in Pain Medicine, gaining experience in the UK, including at the Royal Free Hospital, London, and in a range of pain centres in the USA. Dr Singh is currently a Consultant in Pain Medicine at the West Hertfordshire NHS Trust and is the Acute Pain Lead at Watford General Hospital where he manages the Acute Pain team.
A committed doctor with a holistic approach to patient care, Dr Singh is also an award-winning pain specialist, recognised with a Clinical Excellence Award for showing Care and Compassion in Clinical Practice in 2013 and Health Service Journal Award for Patient Safety in 2014. In 2012, during his time in America, Dr Singh undertook a year’s fellowship year’s fellowship at the University of Michigan.
“In my GP practice, I see patients with complex conditions and chronic pain who are not responding well to conventional treatments – they are not experiencing relief from their prescribed medications, and may also be living with a range of unpleasant side-effects from these drugs too.
Overseas, the medical community is seeing results for patients with a wide range of conditions such as chronic pain, epilepsy, spasticity and mood disorders who have previously been suffering with poorly controlled symptoms . Some of these patients are having a life-changing response to medical cannabis treatment. When combined with a detailed symptom exploration and holistic approach to care, it’s clear that medical cannabis is something that could benefit patients in the UK.
I have a partnership approach with patients – they understand their symptoms and they are open to new treatments. We’re talking about people who have tried the traditional approach and are running out of options to relieve their symptoms. This is a new treatment we know is changing people’s lives, and as a clinician, I want to have every option possible to improve people’s quality of life.” – Dr. Leon Barron, Resident GP