"A natural tool for pain management"
During his studies in the field of anaesthetics David Nguyen found out that traditional pain management in the US relies heavily on using opiates. Opiates are drugs and are not without risks. Every nineteen minutes an opiate overdose causes a patient’s death in the U.S. Having treated himself with cannabis for pain relief he found out that medical cannabis could give the same results without all the problems opiate based drugs could cause. Now he runs Presto Doctor an online medical service for medicinal cannabis.
,,At that time I was overweight. I used to be two hundred pounds. Because of my weight I started developing pain. A kind of pain that I knew because I treated my patients for it. I started using medical cannabis to see what it did. The results were good. I had no more lower back pain and I even started to exercise. So from a personal standpoint it changed my life. I often tell my patients I believe them because I've experienced it all myself. I understand the skepticism though and I understand how my colleagues having a hard time accepting how powerful the use of medicinal cannabis can be.’’
,,There is something special about medical cannabis. People are able to find significant relief in a way that is very natural. On top of that it doesn’t cause side effects. It is extremely safe and there is no interaction with any other medication. It is a natural tool for pain management.’’
,,Via my platform called Presto Dr. I’m able to do online interviews with people who think the medicinal use of cannabis can be beneficial for them. I see what's affecting these people and give them access to something that can really dramatically alleviate their symptoms and improve their quality of life. It's what I'm most passionate about at this point. But it’s not only my personal experience. I also get passionate about stories my patients share with me. Some are in very dramatic situation with very significant symptoms. They could not be helped with a traditional doctor with a little shop somewhere. The fact that they get proper care without leaving their house is a great relieve for them.’’