I always sort of find it ironic that my back problem really is related to an old football injury.
Just saying that outloud seems so hackneyed and trite.
But it’s the honest truth. And before I found medical marijuana, that old football injury was taking a real toll on my life. The injury itself wasn’t that bad when it occurred. It’s not like I had to go to the hospital or anything like that. But we knew a lot less about how the body healed back then and I was cleared to get right back to full contact. Of course, that only exacerbated the problem and set the groundwork for my back to be a chronic situation. I dealt with it as I needed to with pain medication during my early adult years. But once I hit 40, I was in a situation where I could hardly get up some days to go to work. And adding more pain medication wasn’t going to help me get through my day coherently. This is when I took the advice of a friend and started looking into medical marijuana benefits as it related to back pain. I started studying some medical marijuana information and was pretty stunned by what it revealed. I had no idea that cannabis products have been used for thousands of years to manage all kinds of different maladies. Once I started treating with cannabis flower products, it didn’t take long at all before I got more range of motion with my back. And this allowed me to do more of the exercises I needed to do to strengthen the muscles. For sure cannabis products have made a tremendous difference in my life.