Q&A with Dr. Stephen Banister: Arthritis

Dr. Stephen Banister is one of the first physicians in California to prescribe medical cannabis for the safe and effective treatment of many physical ailments and conditions. This blog will from time to time publish some of the many questions he has answered in the course of his extensive medical career.

Q: I have arthritis. The pain I feel in my hands and in my knees is sometimes excruciating! What can I do?

A: Millions of people suffer from the debilitating pain of arthritis; Physicians do their best to help alleviate the pain and suffering of chronic/acute disease while some patients continue a downward spiral of despair and hopelessness.

It is fortunate that an increasing number of physicians in this country are realizing the benefits of safe, natural treatments that make a decided difference in the successful treatment of this disease.

For some patients, MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane) has he ability to ease the suffering. In osteoarthritis (OA), glucosamine/chondroitin has been proven to preserve knee cartilage. Acupuncture can reduce the pain and swelling in many cases. Medical Cannabis has also been proven to produce a mild anti-inflammatory and major pain relieving effect in all types of arthritis.

Dr. Banister is offering 20% off new counseling sessions―regularly $150.00 will be $120.00 for patients in September, 2012. Been away from Highland Springs for over one year? Use this special to return with a discount for counseling appointments!

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