Integro Medical Clinics has announced a series of collaborative events with the back pain charity BackCare. The first event is a webinar in May this year, which will take a look at the use of cannabis medicines to help chronic back pain, with a panel of medical specialists. The collaboration aims to bring together two organisations that share the same goals and values, for the benefit of cannabis-based pain management therapies.
Denice Logan Rose, who is Executive Director at BackCare, said in a press release “It is good to be collaborating with Integro Clinics, a like-minded organisation and one that is interested in investigating new approaches to back pain management”
BackCare (originally The National Back Pain Association) was founded in 1968 by the businessman Stanley Grundy, its patron is HRH Prince Charles. The charity was dedicated to educating the public in ways to prevent and alleviate back pain, which they believe to impact the lives of more than 80% of the UK’s population. They do this by providing information, guidance and advice to all people and organisations affected by back pain.
The private pain specialist clinic, based in Marylebone, London, offers cannabis medicines to patients who have chronic pain problems and who have exhausted all other methods of pain relief. Patients are first invited for an initial assessment where it is determined by a team of doctors and pain specialists if cannabis-based treatment is the best way forward.
Specialist cannabis nurse at Integro Medical Clinics, Sophie Hayes says, “Back and neck pain are really common symptoms amongst our patients. Cannabis medicines can be a very effective pain management tool in these cases. However, the clinical team at Integro always advise and support our patients to continue to explore the underlying injury or cause of the chronic pain alongside their cannabis medicine prescriptions.”