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
Read what others say about Medical Marijuana and Herniated Discs
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...
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...
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...
Jay, 57Pensacola Medical Marijuana Doctor– 5 months on medical cannabis– Degenerative Disc DisorderProfessional staff and provider, exceptionally courteous and helpful.
J.W., 70St. Petersburg Medical Marijuana Doctor– 8 months on medical cannabis– Degenerative Disc DisorderHelps me relax. Need less opiates. Higher pain threshold. Helps my pain a lot.
Kim, 59Pensacola Medical Marijuana Doctor– 1 month on medical cannabis– Arthritis, Degenerative Disc Disease– Previously treated with traditional pain medication, nonbenzodiazepine sleep medicationI have arthritis and degenerative disc disease. I absolutely feel less back pain since starting medical MJ. It also helps me to be able to...
James, 66Jacksonville Beach Medical Marijuana Clinic– 3 months on medical cannabis– Degenerative Disc Disorder, sleeping problems– Previously treated with opioids, muscle relaxers, a gabapentinoid-class medication for seizures/neuropathic pain/RLSBefore I started cannabis I could not sleep through the night, but now I sleep all night...