I simply had to get off the pills.
- While I hated dealing with the chronic back pain I have been experiencing for multiple years, the pills weren’t great for me either.
I knew that if I didn’t find another path toward managing our pain, I would end up a junkie with a awful back. That’s oversimplifying it a bit but it’s the fair truth. I now have access to medical marijuana in addition to am changing our approach completely. My back problems are from an injury I suffered when I was younger. And being a young knucklehead, I didn’t properly heal or treat our injury. So of course, it came back to bite me all these years later. At first, I tried to manage the pain with OTC meds. That didn’t last entirely long before I was off to the nurse. I was sent for PT in addition to prescribed the pain pills. The PT helped some but it was so taxing on me. The spasms in our back after a PT session were so awful that I was brought to tears a few times. It was certainly awful. As a result, I leaned more on the pills in addition to less on the physical therapy. Now, I’m off the pills thanks to medical marijuana. And I’m not stopping there. The cannabis flower products I’m using have motivated me to certainly treat our situation in a holistic way. I’ve changed almost every less than desirable behavior in our life. The change in addition to the medical cannabis have helped me feel better than I have in years.