Dr. Andrew Medvedovsky, MD, of New Jersey Alternative Medicine was recently interviewed in an article for The Huffington Post. Throughout the years of his profession, he has seen a wide range of conditions benefit from medical marijuana – seizures, PTSD, migraine headaches, and multiple sclerosis are just a few of the conditions Dr. Medvedovsky treats. In the article, Dr. Medvedovsky shares how he started his profession, his views on the country’s opiate crisis, and advice he has for individuals who are currently living with chronic pain.
Opening Doors for Advanced Treatment Options
As a medical student, Dr. Medvedovsky decided to broaden his education into neurology, with the idea of becoming a headache specialist. During his residency, however, Dr. Medvedovsky encountered a number of individuals suffering from chronic pain who were referred to pain specialists. Because he felt as though treatment options were limited as a neurologist, Dr. Medvedovsky changed his path and pursued a career in interventional pain management – this allowed him to take part in cutting-edge and advanced procedures for patients experiencing from a variety of spine-related conditions.
The Seriousness of America’s Opiate Crisis
A recent report conducted by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Service’s Surgeon General, one in seven people will become addicted to drugs or alcohol. The nation’s opiate crisis, Dr. Medvedovsky says, is a serious epidemic that has had a lasting negative impact on communities and families throughout the U.S. He went on to say that there are patients who undergo opioid therapy under the close watch of a certified physician, which has resulted in an increase in quality of life and day-to-day function. Some patients, however, find difficulty in managing their pain with prescribed opioids, which leads them to look for alternative treatment options.
“Be Your Own Advocate”
For those who are experiencing chronic pain, regardless of the condition, Dr. Medvedovsky advises them to be their own advocate, remain open-minded, and remember that there are always options. “Medical marijuana is not a miracle cure, but it’s a lot safer than just about any other medication out there,” Dr. Medvedovsky said.
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