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For teens with chronic pain, marijuana is not a viable treatment

Fibro Daily June 26, 2013

A study in the July 2013 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings shows that the use of marijuana to treat chronic pain in teens only worsens it and impairs functioning. Though medical marijuana is often prescribed to adults with chronic pain, authors of the study say that teen patients should tell their physicians if they are using marijuana for pain and to consider alternative treatments.

After participating in restoration programs based in cognitive behavior, teen patients may return to improved functioning and decreased pain.

Read more: Marijuana does not stop chronic pain in teens, says study (Photos)

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