MEDICAL MARIJUANA SPECIALIST

Metro Pain and Vein Centers

Pain Management Physicians & Vein Specialists located in Clifton, Middletown, Riverdale, Edison, and Jersey City, NJ & Staten Island and Ardsley, NY

If traditional therapies haven’t helped with chronic pain, you might be a candidate for medical marijuana. The highly skilled team of pain specialists Metro Pain and Vein Centers in New York and New Jersey can prescribe medical marijuana to help improve your quality of life. With convenient locations in Clifton, Middletown, Riverdale, Edison, and Jersey City, New Jersey, and Staten Island and Ardsley, New York, you have a clinic nearby. Book an appointment online or over the phone today to learn more.

Medical Marijuana Q & A

How can medical marijuana help me?

If you’ve tried traditional anti-inflammatory and painkiller medications to no avail, medical marijuana may be an effective alternative to treat chronic pain. Your body naturally produces chemicals that can decrease pain and inflammation.

Medical researchers believe that tetrahydrocannabinol — which is found in the marijuana plant — gives these natural chemicals a boost, so you don’t have to suffer from chronic pain and inflammation any longer. Medical marijuana can help if you have:

  • Chronic headaches or migraines
  • Peripheral or diabetic neuropathy
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Multiple sclerosis


Medical marijuana can lessen side effects associated with other chronic illnesses, too. The best way to know if this alternative medication is right for you is to schedule an evaluation.


Am I a candidate for medical marijuana?

The best way to know if you’re a candidate for medical marijuana is to schedule an evaluation at Metro Pain and Vein Centers. They’ll perform a thorough evaluation to ensure you qualify for medical marijuana and help you through the process of obtaining a medical marijuana card. In general, you may be a candidate for medical marijuana if you:

  • Have a chronic pain-causing condition
  • Are in good overall health
  • Aren’t at risk of developing heart disease
  • Suffer from uncontrollable muscle spasms, such as with multiple sclerosis


If you have a history of psychosis or otherwise don’t qualify for medical marijuana, you still have plenty of options for pain relief at Metro Pain and Vein Centers.


What is the process for getting medical marijuana?

The process of getting medical marijuana depends on the state you reside in. New York and New Jersey have different regulations regarding medical marijuana. In general, you have to go through a comprehensive exam at Metro Pain and Vein Centers and be diagnosed with a qualifying condition. The team will help you with the paperwork required to obtain a medical marijuana license in your state.

Once you have your medical marijuana card, you can go to a state-approved dispensary to pick up your medication. You’ll continue checking in regularly with your dedicated pain specialist at Metro Pain and Vein Centers for routine assessments and exams based on the requirements of your state.

To learn more about medical marijuana, book an appointment with Metro Pain and Vein Centers online or over the phone today.