Since hosting a continuing medical education seminar, some of our physicians have started to work more closely with Apollo Applied Research, and have offered the service to patients. One of these patients was recently seen in a follow up encounter, and the physician forwarded us all a small note about their findings:
I wanted to share with you an amazing success story.
A patient presented with chronic and persistent upper right shoulder pain for the last 18 months. A number of pharmacological therapies were prescribed…
Pain persisted despite these attempts.
As a last resort, I prescribed the patient medical cannabis through Apollo Applied Research, and the patient has reported a considerable decrease in pain with no psychological impact. The patient has reported they have stopped using all other pain medications for this chronic ailment.
The patient has also reported a significant improvement in her quality of life, indicating that her sleep has improved, and she feels able to exercise for the first time in many years.
While of course this is NOT evidence, a case study or anything more than ONE instance of positive feedback about Apollo’s project yielding positive results for ONE patient, it is an encouraging experience for one patient in an area we are all learning more about… and it is another person no longer using painkillers and opioids… and that alone is worth sharing.