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Spouse using marijuana for chronic back pain

mamwaltersmamwalters Posts: 1
edited 01/21/2014 - 5:02 PM in Pain Medications
Spouse of a severe chronic back pain sufferer


  • mcjimjammmcjimjam Posts: 307
    edited 01/21/2014 - 4:50 PM
    I don't know what his doctor has said, but in my view if the pain is intolerable and the only things that work are either narcotic painkillers or weed, you have to look at which is doing less harm. It sounds like you are saying the weed is doing more harm. If he was just dependent on the painkiller, rather than addicted, I would ask the doctor about going back onto some kind of narcotic. If he was addicted and taking more than prescribed, that's different, but simply being dependant is quite normal and not a huge problem.

    If it were me, I would be trying to work with a pain management doctor to find a drug regime that works and is safe. Risking losing one's job and experiencing personality changes would not be acceptable for me.
  • I usually get condemned for bringing this topic up in the discussion but with the current surge of medical marijuana use in America and the projected use in the future, I'm wondering what the medical industry's view on the plant is as a medical treatment.

    Reference: http://www.marijuanapackaging.com/blog/legal-marijuana-is-the-fastest-growing-industry-in-america/
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