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Medical Marijuana and Back Pain

In another edition of Medical Monday, we’re looking at how medical cannabis can be very beneficial for people suffering from back pain.

What causes back pain?
Back pain is a common complaint and there are many different types and severities, and many people who suffer back pain suffer from it chronically. Some things that can cause back pain are disc breakdowns, spasms, scoliosis, arthritis, surgery, etc.

How can medical marijuana help?
Marijuana has shown promising research for decades in the back pain and chronic pain areas. Studies have shown as little as a “couple puffs a day” can drastically improve a patient’s pain symptoms.

“Medical cannabis is a very effective therapy for chronic pain patients because it affects people’s perception of pain, has the ability to mitigate the inflammatory process, and has been shown to affect voltage-gated sodium channels in nerves in a way similar to lidocaine,” reports Dr. Mark Rabe, Medical Director of Centric Wellness, am integrative holistic healthcare practice in San Diego CA [Medical Jane]

If you’re interested in finding out how medical marijuana can help with your back pain, please give us a call: 403-475-4205.

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