• 10 months ago

    Constant back and leg pain.

    I will not go into all the medications I take to curb my back and leg pain, let's just say there are several and one is morphine.

    I never was a fan of taking a lot of medications, but, if I want to do anything at all in life, I have no choice.

    I am a 57 YO male, I had back surgery in 2012, it was successful considering I could not walk, drive, or even pee.

    I have what is called failed back surgery. For me, it was a success.

    Nevertheless, does anyone know if medical marijuana would get me off some of, or all of these medications?
    Would it help me sleep better as I wake up most of the time with spasms?
    Can I just ask my pain Dr if I could try it?
    What if he is not an advocate?
    I live in PA

    Thank you!

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  • 10 months ago

    RE: Constant back and leg pain.

    I have experienced back pain for over 25 years. I've gone through epidurals, steroids shots and had the ends of my nerves burned off. Then I finally got back surgery to clean out my spine from stenosis. That worked for awhile but eventually the stenosis returned but with scar tissue. Then I proceeded to have a stimulator inserted in my left lower back. It works to a point, but does not relieve the sharp shooting pains down the legs nor the quick nerve pinches I get. I have spinal stenosis, osteoarthritis, disc damage, sciatica and scoliosis. Just recently went on the medication suboxone. It's a film that goes under your tongue to get into your blood system faster. It's short term buts works great. I then take a medical marijuana drops on my tongue and that works great long term. You can get medical marijuana in different ways, whatever suits you. The only drawback is it's not covered by insurance and can get expensive. I think it's well worth it. I'm starting to be able to get up and do stuff. I still take things slow, but now I can really enjoy them. Good luck to you and you find relief. Pain is misery

    Ginger
  • 9 months ago

    RE: Constant back and leg pain.

    You can ask you doctor is you can try it if it is legal in your state. CBD oil is something to talk with him about also. Don't use THC and drive until it is out of your system at level to avoid DUI. You doctor might prefer to prescribe a muscle relaxer in the evening that might relax your spasms and also help you sleep (Fexeril also anti-inflammation works great for me but there are others).