According to Back Care Canada...Over 80% of Canadians will experience pain in their spine at some point in their lives. Back pain remains one of the most common reasons to visit the doctor, chiropractor or physiotherapist. (Power et al 2006). In Canada, medical expenditures with respect to low back pain are estimated between $6 and $12 billion annually and the number is rising. Due to the loss of worker productivity, resultant time off work and the associated disability payments low back pain and related ailments have a significant economic impact on society (Brown et al 2005). Although most low back pain resolves within a period of weeks to months but a recent study revealed , over 60% of back pain sufferers had symptoms lasting longer than three months (Donelson et al 2012). The incidence of persistent low back pain and other symptoms are significant, as reported in a Canadian study conducted by Cassidy et al (2005). Source: Back Care Canada
With self-care non serious back pain will usually disappear on its own. With severe cases, doctors prescribe pain-killers and over the counter treatment medications, usually opioids, which are highly addictive, and are known to have serious side effects such as: balance problems, headaches, gastrointestinal problems, and more. If a patient overdoses on these painkillers, the results can be fatal.
Medicinal Cannabis Helps with Severe Back Pain and without the Nasty side Effects of Opioids !
Many medical patients rely on cannabis to treat back pain as well as other related symptoms. In several cases, cannabis works more effectively at treating back pain compared to conventional medications and has no side effects. Both of the key cannabinoids in the plant, THC and CBD, are well-documented and are proven for their powerful analgesic and anti inflammatory properties.
Watch short informational video on using Medicinal Cannabis for Disc and Sciatic Back Pain