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Degenerative Disc Disorder

Treating Degenerative Disc Disorder with Medical Marijuana

What is Degenerative Disc Disorder?

Discs within the human spine undergo regular changes, but when those changes cause pain, it is known as Degenerative Disc Disorder. The discs within the spine act as shocks between the bones within the spine and allow you to remain flexible. When these discs wear down over time leading to pain, the diagnosis of Degenerative Disc Disorder is typically made. Fortunately, Degenerative Disc Disorder may be a qualifying condition for medical marijuana in Florida. Contact a Florida medical marijuana doctor today to see if you qualify!

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Symptoms of Degenerative Disc Disorder:

Symptoms of Degenerative Disc Disorder can include, but are not limited to:

  • Pain in lower back
  • Pain in buttocks
  • Pain in thighs
  • Fluctuating pain
  • Increased pain with sitting
  • Increased pain from bending or twisting
  • Decreased pain from laying down
  • Numbness in extremities


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Will Marijuana Help Degenerative Disc Disorder?

Research has shown that using cannabis may have a tremendous benefit on patients suffering from Degenerative Disc, and the ingredient of CBD in particular is extremely promising. Many patients find that medical marijuana relieves many of the symptoms associated with Degenerative Disc, including discomfort and pain. Many studies show that reducing inflammation is a key to reducing pain from Degenerative Disk, and medical marijuana, and in particular CBD, has strong anti-inflammatory effects. (Study Here) Other side effects of Degenerative Disc, such as nausea, fatigue, and even mood swings have been shown to be potentially reduced with the use of medical marijuana.


Side Effects of Cannabis for Degenerative Disc Disorder:

Side effects of marijuana use can include changes in:

  • Sleep
  • Fatigue
  • Memory
  • Appetite
  • Mood
  • Reaction Time
  • Paranoia

Medical Marijuana Doctor Near Me

If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with Degenerative Disc Disorder 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 Degenerative Disc Disorder

TS, 57, Tallahassee medical marijuana clinic

TS, 57

Tallahassee medical marijuana clinic

3 months on medical cannabis
– Degenerative Disc Disorder‎

Since beginning Medical Marijuana my life has improved so very much! It has lessened my pain and my anxiety/panic attacks have virtually disappeared! Also, it used to take me 2-3 hours at night to fall asleep because my mind would just be on overload... now I can take a couple of hits with my vapor pen and actually RELAX enough to fall asleep within 30-45 minutes... BIG CHANGE for me in that area! I take a very LOW dose with only 1% THC..it took a couple of tries to get my "cocktail" right as I absolutely HATED that paranoia feeling but with the low dose of the THC I would recommend MM to anyone with severe pain, anxiety, sleep disorders, nausea, you name it, it HELPS. If you can relax your body and mind that helps a tremendous amount with virtually anything that impairs your life. Dr. Dorn is a very caring and personable man... you are not just another person on paper to him. He genuinely cares about his patients and his office staff are quick and efficient. No matter how you feel about "pot" the Medical Marijuana is not a "high" it helps with everything!

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!