Chronic Pain

Chronic Pain

Releaf’s Chronic Pain Clinic is dedicated to providing an unparalleled patient experience, offering cutting-edge medical cannabis treatment plans as a progressive alternative for those seeking relief from the profound impact of chronic pain symptoms. Our commitment extends to leveraging technology in our approach to redefine the landscape of chronic pain management.

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Chronic Pain

Across the UK, millions endure the burden of chronic pain, significantly affecting their daily lives. Medical cannabis is emerging as a viable alternative to opioids, with potential to reduce the risk of dependency and mitigate some unwanted side effects. At our clinic, we acknowledge the limitations of these conventional approaches and present a compassionate alternative. While eligibility for treatment is case-specific, our specialist doctors are ready for consultations, ensuring personalised options for each individual.

How Medical Cannabis Could Help

The legalisation of cannabis for medical purposes has led to more people exploring medical cannabis, particularly when conventional therapies fall short in effectively managing symptoms of chronic pain. Although there remains a scarcity of research focusing specifically on the effects of medicinal cannabis in treating these symptoms, many patients do consider medical cannabis after other treatments have proven insufficient.

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22. 09. 2023

Can you get a medical cannabis card for chronic back pain in the UK? 

Medical cannabis is an increasingly popular treatment option for people suffering from chronic back pain. But to legally access it in the United Kingdom (UK), you need a physician registered to the General Medical Council Specialist Register to prescribe you cannabis. That means that, more than likely, your current GP won’t be able to help you get a medical cannabis prescription. NHS medical cannabis patients are not provided with a medical cannabis card, as unlike some other countries, it is not a legal requirement to carry a card. Again, if you are looking for the added protection that holding a medical cannabis card offers, then a private clinic is the best way to go.

28. 08. 2023

Is medical cannabis a viable treatment for back pain?

Despite advancements in understanding back pain, the lack of effective and lasting treatment options remains a significant challenge. Managing non-surgical back pain has been identified as a primary contributor to the current issues surrounding the overprescription of opioids. Additionally, post-operative pain management poses a complex challenge for patients undergoing spine surgery. Medical cannabis, a plant with potent therapeutic properties, is increasingly recognized for its potential to alleviate the symptoms of a variety of health conditions, including back pain and chronic inflammation.

12. 07. 2023

Cannabis for arthritis: what you should know

Patients battling arthritis often experience chronic pain, and when left untreated, the pain associated with the condition can prevent them from carrying out daily activities and living a normal, healthy, fulfilling life. While cannabis has been shown to produce over 110 cannabinoids, there are two that are really showing promise in therapeutic settings, especially when it comes to the potential reduction of symptoms of arthritis. 

Common chronic pain symptoms

Constant pain



Joint pain

Lack of relief from OTC painkillers

Low mood

Loss of appetite

Reduced quality of life

Sleep disruption




It's important to note that these symptoms are general and may not be exclusive to any specific chronic pain condition. Consulting with a healthcare professional is crucial for accurate diagnosis and tailored treatment plans based on individual needs.

Common chronic pain conditions


Back or Joint Pain


Ehlers Danlos Syndrome



If you suffer from any of these conditions and have tried other treatments, you may be eligible
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