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Cannabinoids and Cannabis Based Medicines in the Treatment of Chronic Pain: A Review

Anecdotal and traditional use has long proclaimed the use of cannabis in the management of a number of pain conditions. The article outlines the use of cannabinoids and cannabis based medicines in the treatment of chronic pain.


11 Jan, 2017
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e-Published: 25 Jan, 2017


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Intra-articular Pulsed Mode Radiofrequency for Hip Pain: Inoperable Coxarthrosis Case



Hip arthroplasty is one of the most common surgical procedures for pain relief due to coxarthrosis. However, the operation is contraindicated for some elderly patients because of multiple co-morbidities. On the other hand, conventional drugs have either too many side effects or are ineffective. Major symptoms of patients with hip pain include groin, thigh and trochanteric pain.


16 Oct, 2013
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e-Published: 15 May, 2014
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