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Back Pain

Treating Back Pain with Medical Marijuana

About Back Pain

Anyone who has back pain or knows someone who suffers from chronic back-related issues knows that they can be nothing short of debilitating. In fact, back pain is one of the most common issues that cause people to miss work or visit a doctor. There are a couple of types of back pain: acute back pain comes on suddenly and typically does not last longer than 6 weeks, Chronic Back pain, while less common, is defined as back pain that lasts longer than a three-month period. Fortunately, chronic pain and back pain are qualifying conditions for Medical Marijuana in Florida

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Symptoms of Back Pain

Patients with Back Pain will likely experience all or some of the following:

  • Aching Muscles
  • Diminished pain when reclining
  • Sharp Pain
  • Pain down your leg
  • Pain that increases with movement
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Causes of Back Pain

There are numerous causes of chronic back pain, so narrowing down the source can be challenging. Causes of continuous back pain can include:

  • Muscle Strain
  • Ligament Strain
  • Bulging Discs
  • Ruptured Discs
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis

Spine and skeletal abnormalities


Does Medical Marijuana relieve back pain?

Cannabis has been shown to have a potentially positive-impact in treating back pain and chronic pain. Medical marijuana has become a pivotal tool in pain management, allowing patients to experience relief while moving away from addictive opiates. Medical cannabis can both relieve pain and reduce inflammation, a key component of chronic back pain. Patients who experience back pain and treat it with medical marijuana have reported less pain, less reliance on addictive pain relievers, improvement in mood, decrease in depression, improvements in insomnia and anxiety derived from chronic pain, and overall, a much better quality of life.

Medical Marijuana for Back Pain

Medical marijuana can actually relieve pain all by itself, although some patients report better results when combining marijuana with other medications. Furthermore, if you are experiencing nausea from chronic pain, medical marijuana has been shown to help reduce these feelings of nausea and allow the patient to return to a more-normal lifestyle. The ASAF, Americans for Safe Access, have also reported that inhaling medical marijuana actually leads to better absorption and thus, better results and more relief. 

Medical Marijuana Doctor Near Me

 If you or a loved one is suffering from chronic back pain in Florida and are interested in how medical marijuana may be able to help you, take our qualification survey and schedule an appointment today!

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Read what others say about Medical Marijuana and Back Pain

Tom, 45, Summerfield

Tom, 45
Summerfield Medical Marijuana Doctor

– 5 months on medical cannabis
– Back Pain, Sciatica, Depression, Anxiety, Panic disorder, Insomnia
– Previously treated with opioids, benzos, antidepressants

After 5 months of cannabis treatment I am so happy to report the I no longer take any prescription medications for my conditions which are sciatica, major depression, general anxiety disorder with panic attacks and insomnia.
In the past I had a medication for each of those conditions that had bad side effects and addiction problems from the opiates to the benzos as well as the anti-depressants causing mania. After dealing with some of these for 20+ years it is AWESOME to have these conditions finally under some control that seems reasonable. Frankly, I haven’t had a quality of life this good in a very long time. Sansha was great to me at the Summerfield location and God bless you all at MMTC.

Meghan, 32, Pensacola

Meghan, 32
Pensacola Medical Marijuana Doctor

– 1 month on medical cannabis
– Degenerative Disc Disorder‎

I am a young active person who has lost my life to a back injury. It has been 2 years since I've been able to do anything like going shopping. For 2 years I tried everything but back surgery to fix it. After several doctors and a lot of money spent I ended up at the MMTC. Just within a month I have gotten my life back a little by every day. I actually feel good and have the energy to get out of the house. I needed something for the pain and energy. I still have pain but its not near as bad. I just started CBD it's been a week and I can already tell a difference in my energy levels. I also started vape which helps with energy and relaxing. I can not say better things about this I wish this was open worldwide. Thank you for bringing my life back!

Mary, 76, Summerfield

Mary, 76
Summerfield Medical Marijuana Doctor

– 6 months on medical cannabis
– Back Pain, sleeping problems

Pain kept me awake at night. I seldom got a full night’s sleep. My doctor gave me a prescription drug and it helped but when I wanted to stop using it I found I had to detox myself. I applied for the medical marijuana and pain reduced big time. Now I can relax and sleep, now I can volunteer and do all the activities I love.