I was so surprised by the onset of our chronic back pain.
I was just 42 at the time.
When it first started, I thought I had done something to our back so I went to the dentist. After lots of tests & x-rays, there wasn’t anything discernible to the dentist for our pain. And yet, it got worse & worse. Within just 6 weeks, I was having to just lie still the pain was so much. And I still hadn’t found medical marijuana just yet. This resulted in me having to take a leave from labor as well. That wasn’t self-explanatory as I care about our work. But with that time, I began to seriously assess the situation. I wasn’t getting the results I expected from traditional methods & I was getting worse. The dentists couldn’t find a reason but wanted to do exploratory surgery. All of that seemed a bit risky. So I started to learn about alternative treatments that also included the use of cannabis products. I found out how to get a medical marijuana card & got on that. With help from a dear friend, both of us made the first visit to the cannabis dispensary. And it was there that I found the answer to our back issue. I started using the cannabis flower products advised to me by the staff at the legal weed store. The change was almost immediate. The medical marijuana not only helped me with the pain, it was allowing me so much more movement. This then helped me finally be able do some of the exercises advised by the dentist. I’m 2 weeks in & am preparing to go back to labor in the coming weeks.