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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!
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
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:
- Reaction Time
Read what others say about Medical Marijuana and Degenerative Disc Disorder
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...
HCB, 65 Tallahassee medical marijuana doctor – 12 months on medical cannabis– Severe and Chronic Pain Medical marijuana gave me my life back. I developed neurological atypical facial pain in September 2016. Two neurologists had no idea what was wrong with me, but a third diagnosed my condition. My excruciating pain is bilateral and moves all over...
AM, 54 Pensacola Medical Marijuana Doctor – 3 months on medical cannabis– Arthritis, insomnia, chronic pain– Previously treated with a nonbenzodiazepine sleep medication Chronic arthritis and insomnia have plagued me for decades. In addition, 2 joint replacement surgeries last year resulted in even more pain and sleeplessness. Although offered [a...
M.A., 57Tallahassee medical marijuana doctor– 2 years on medical cannabis– Degenerative Disc Disorder, Osteoarthritis, Fibromyalgia, PTSD, Anxiety, DepressionI live with a 3 level titanium neck. I have severe osteoarthritis. Severe fibromyalgia. Ptsd. Major anxiety. Bouts of depression. I am cane and wheelchair free by the grace of God and his...
Jay, 57Pensacola Medical Marijuana Doctor– 5 months on medical cannabis– Severe and Chronic Pain, migraines, arthritis– Previously treated with opioidsOff opioids. Blood sugar down. Whole body arthritis, off more pills. Multiple chronic conditions. Plants, not pills. My experiences are 100% positive; and I have regained the will, and desire, to...
Meghan, 32Pensacola Medical Marijuana Doctor– 1 month on medical cannabis– Degenerative Disc DisorderI 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...
Barbara, 74Tallahassee medical marijuana doctor – 6 months on medical cannabis– Parkinson’s, chronic pain, debilitating tremor– Previously treated with opioids, epilepsy medication, physical therapy (click to view video testimonial) Excerpt: "I have Parkinson’s, chronic pain, and a tremor which runs in our family. It affects my voice, my jaw, my...
Russ, 39Tallahassee medical marijuana doctor – 4 months on medical cannabis– PTSD, severe physical trauma to back– Previously treated with mood stabilizers (click to view video testimonial) Excerpt: "I took 9-10 pills in the morning and another handful like that every night. Since I've come here, I don't take any of those pills in the morning. I...
Margaret, 89Summerfield Medical Marijuana Doctor– 2 months on medical cannabis– Severe and chronic pain, arthritisI have suffered terribly with post-herpetic neuropathy (after-shingles nerve damage), causing pain at night that is easily a 9/10 on a scale of 10, plus severe arthritis, back and leg pain. Since taking CBD tincture for two months, I...
Mary, 76Summerfield Medical Marijuana Doctor– 6 months on medical cannabis– Back Pain, sleeping problemsPain 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....