Dr. Laurence E. Badgley is a California based Medical Doctor interested in the clinical investigation of several chronic pain disorders, including Fibromyalgia, IBS, Endometiosis, TOS, TMJ, Migraines. His focus is diagnosis and treatment of patients suffering from Chronic Pain Disorders.

A graduate of Yale University School of Medicine, Dr. Badgley is an internationally recognized expert in his field, with decades of experience in the study and practice of natural therapies such as acupuncture and medicinal cannabis.

He is available for consultations at his practice,  as a Court Expert for defense of Medicinal Cannabis Patients, as a Locum Tenens Physician at hospitals around Northern California, for ranch calls, and World-Wide Telemedicine Practice via H.I.P.P.A.-compliant instant internet encrypted connection.


About Dr. Badgley

Dr. Laurence Badgley, MD, is a California based physician who provides medical examinations and counseling services to patients with chronic pain and other conditions alleviated by cannabis.

A graduate of Yale University School of Medicine (class of 1968), Dr. Badgley is an internationally recognized expert in his field, with 50 years experience in the study and practice of natural therapies such as acupuncture and homeopathy to treat chronic pain and other conditions.

Early in his medical career in the 1970s, just after med school and the Army, Dr. Badgley was hired by the lawyers and tour managers of the Rolling Stones and Led Zepplin to be the tour physician. Far from being a “Dr. Feelgood”, his job was to travel with the bands and keep the high flying and hard partying rock stars healthy and fit to perform. Even early in his career, Dr. Badgley’s medicine bag included vitamins and other natural complements to modern healthcare.

The author of several books on chronic conditions and alternative therapies, the Doctor continues to research, write, and publish. His work can be found online at HealthTap, Quora, and academic research sites.

A licensed rural physician based in Eureka, Calif., Dr Badgley maintains offices in Berkeley, Hayfork, Willits, and Redding. A licensed rural physician, Dr. Badgley makes ranch calls by appointment throughout Humboldt, Trinity, Mendocino, Siskiyou and Shasta counties.


A Little Bit More

Dr. Badgley is interested in the Diagnosis and Natural Therapy treatments of a number of chronic diseases and conditions including: Chronic Lower Back Pain, Fibromyalgia, Migraine, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Temporal Mandibular Disorder (TMD), Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS), Sciatica, and other Chronic Pain Disorders.

Though his research, Dr. Badgley has realized plant based cannabinoids provide a spectrum of medicinals that modulate human physiology and mental functioning. Homeostasis and healing can be obtained by appropriate selection of Cannabis strains that harbor cannabinoid mixes matched to individual patient autonomic nervous system function profiles. He has worked with patients to treat their chronic pain conditions using medical cannabinoids.

Though cannabis has been legal as medicine in California since 1996, many patients, providers, and physicians have been and continue to face arrest for providing safe and compassionate access. Over the last 5 years, Dr. Badgley has been a defense expert witness in more than 20 trials for defendants facing criminal charges for growth, transportation, possession, or physician ill practice regarding medical cannabis. His expertise makes him arguably the most acclaimed Cannabis Court Expert in Northern CA.

In 2007, he attended the 6th Interdisciplinary Congress on Low Back and Pelvic Pain in Barcelona to present his study of pelvic girdle disorders. At this meeting, he met Dr. Andry Vleeming and studied his discoveries about sacroiliac joint function and disorder. He also met Dr. Vert Mooney, Professor Emeritus of Orthopedics, U.C. San Diego and studied his sacroiliac joint investigations.

The work of these men and his own clinical observations have shown Dr. Badgley that the sacroiliac joint has a normal range of motion, and is susceptible to injury more readily than was taught in medical school. Modern methods (including MRI and other non-invasive diagnostic tools) enable doctors to prove that this joint is unstable and a pain generator, leading to evolution of several Chronic Pain Disorders in patients.

Dr. Badgley’s theories and practices can be reviewed on-line in Practical Pain Management, September 2009 issue, “Sacroiliac Joint Disorder”, and within his e-Book, Pain Syndromes.