Controversial Pain Therapies
The debate continues for America on whether to legalize this. Pros and cons have been heard on both sides and still it is unsolved for the majority of us.
Let's take a look at other "controversial" pain therapies.
Craniosacral Therapy (CST). Some have said has little scientific support, yet physical therapists continue to use this treatment. It has also been listed as an alternative medicine therapy in some of the literature.
Modalities. There are physical therapists and PTAs that fully support the use of every modality available and will seldom question the use of them. But I have come across therapists who refuse to use them (except heat or ice) and apply a "hands-on" approach only with their patients. Who is right?
Chiropractors. Some love them and some dislike their theories, but they do not seem to have difficulty finding patients that willingly go for pain relief.
Is medicinal marijuana any more dangerous than Vicodin, methadone, cigarettes (how many therapists smoke) or even alcohol (how many therapists drink)? Or better yet, is using medicinal marijuana any more dangerous than using therapy techniques that are questionable in literature and practice?
A better debate might focus on whether the risks outweigh the benefits for any treatment that will relieve pain.