I simply had to get off the pills.
While I hated dealing with the chronic back pain I have been experiencing for several years, the pills weren’t good for me either. I knew that if I didn’t find another path toward managing my pain, I would end up a junkie with a bad back. That’s oversimplifying it a bit but it’s the honest truth. I now have access to medical marijuana and am changing my 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 my 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 very long before I was off to the doctor. I was sent for PT and prescribed the pain pills. The PT helped some but it was so tough on me. The spasms in my back after a PT session were so bad that I was brought to tears a few times. It was truly awful. As a result, I leaned more on the pills and 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 really treat my situation in a holistic way. I’ve changed almost every less than desirable behavior in my life. The change and the medical cannabis have helped me feel better than I have in years.