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What is a Herniated Disc?
The spine is comprised of many soft cushions, which are the disks, that sit between the vertebrae. When some of the nucleus of the spinal disc pushes out, the result is a slipped or ruptured disc. Any part of the spine can be impacted by a herniated disc and as a result, the nearby nerve will be impacted, resulting in pain, numbness, and other related symptoms. Fortunately, a herniated disc has been recognized as a qualifying condition for medical marijuana in Florida. If you or a loved one are struggling with a herniated or slipped disc, contact a Florida medical marijuana doctor today to schedule your appointment!
Symptoms of a Herniated Disc
Symptoms of a Herniated Disc can include, but are not limited to:
- Pain in extremities; arms or legs
- Tingling sensation
- Muscle Weakness
Herniated Disc and Medical Marijuana
The anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving components of medical cannabis have shown this to be a potentially viable treatment for those suffering from a herniated or slipped disc. The sedative effects of medical marijuana are also very helpful in relaxing and relieving the pain in the nerves resulting from a slipped disc. Furthermore, research has indicated that medical cannabis, especially the active ingredient of CBD, may have an effect on reducing the pain and inflammation associated with the herniated disc.
Side Effects of Cannabis for Herniated Disc
Side effects of marijuana use can include changes in:
- Reaction Time