There is insufficient evidence to support the use of medical cannabis or cannabis-related medications for the treatment of musculoskeletal and autoimmune disorders.
All articles by Gary Rothbard, MD
Patients with fibromyalgia who reported more nonrestorative sleep reported higher levels of activity interference the next morning.
The use of ultrasound-guided transversus abdominis plane block in combination with general anesthesia during robotic partial nephrectomy may improve postoperative morphine consumption, the intensity of acute somatic pain, and the incidence of chronic pain.
Verum acupuncture was found to be more effective than sham acupuncture in improving pain, sleep quality, and general status recovery, but not fatigue in patients with fibromyalgia syndrome.
Adults and children are routinely treated with gabapentin to manage a wide range of pain conditions, irritability, and dystonia.
Cannabis and/or cannabinoids, when consumed through certain routes of administration, may reduce pain levels significantly.
Increases in functional connectivity between pro-nociceptive brain areas may correlate with higher levels of peripheral inflammation in individuals with rheumatoid arthritis \ and comorbid fibromyalgia.
The levels of urine C-telopeptide of cross-linked collagen type II were found to be independently associated with pain intensity and radiographic severity in patients with osteoarthritis.
Preoperative cannabinoid use in patients undergoing major orthopedic surgery may be associated with greater postoperative pain intensity.