Back pain is the second most common reason for medical visits in America, with sixty five million Americans suffering from some type of back injury. Almost all of the people that I know that have gone in to a doctor's office or ER for back pain have been prescribed some type of opiate painkiller, which has led to addictions that have ruined some of my friends and family's lives.
I wish more and more people would try cannabis to see if they could get relief for their back pain from a much safer source. However, I know a lot of stubborn people that have been brainwashed into thinking that cannabis is more harmful than prescription drugs. Luckily the taboo surrounding medical marijuana shrinks everyday nationwide. As the scientific evidence mounts, more and more people will get on board.
A recent research project at the University of Colorado's Spine Center looked at 200 patients suffering from degenerative disc problems and other back pains. Of the participants that consumed marijuana, 89% said "it greatly or moderately relieved their pain, and 81% said it worked as well as or better than narcotic painkillers." Participants in the study that consumed marijuana used it "no more than one or two times a day".
Do you suffer from back pain? Have you tried cannabis? If so, did it help? Would you recommend it to other sufferers? Is there a particular way you recommend consuming it? Help others benefit from your experience!