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    Posted: Apr/02/2018 at 7:30pm
Has anyone tried cannabis for nerve pain? Specifically sciatic pain due to a bulging disc? My doctor is referring me to a specialist in medicinal Marujuanna. I'm just hoping to hear hopefully things as I'm at the end of my rope.
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Hi Mopar,

I have radiating pain from cervical arthritis. It’s basically “sciatica” in the neck. I currently use cannabis several times a day to control my pain. A combination of delivery methods provides the best pain relief I’ve had in years. I am fortunate to be legally allowed to grow a couple plants for myself. I then turn the organically grown plant into my medicine.

I take a capsule, so a small oral dose, morning and night. I use a topical cream every 4-6 hours. I find the topical provides amazing relief. A tincture used under the tongue works quickly. And I use a vaporizer for immediate but short term relief.

So for me the answer is a definite yes. I use cannabis every day for nerve pain and for me it works as well or better than the 135mg of oxycodone I was taking. However it’s taken me a long time to learn about and find the methods of use that work well for me. Working with a knowledgeable dispensary and/or cannabis doctor, can provide some guidance in what may be a confusing, overwhelming number of choices.

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Can you lead me in the right direction as to do the same thing? I have no idea how to make this stuff. I was hoping to just buy the products but I'd I can't find what i need I may have to do the same.
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Hi Mopar, If you want to start making your own medicine, you need to do some research. In Canada you can apply for a medical license with a diagnosis from a doctor or np. https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/topics/accessing-cannabis-for-medical-purposes.html

Depending on where you live, there may be dispensaries that have some cannabis products, however the only legal way to purchase it at the moment is through government licensed producers or by growing it yourself.

It’s taken years of trial and error to get where I am. In the same way it took years to find a combo of pain meds, nerve pain meds, anti-spasmodic, anti-inflammatory and anti-depressant that helped but allowed me to function.

I hear your frustration trying to find pain relief. Unfortunately with most back and neck issues, there are no simple one step answers. No one thing takes all the pain away. A combination of medical treatments, exercise, medication and lifestyle modifications can help make life a lot better.

This site has a lot of information, https://www.leafly.com .
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Mopar—-

I’m not familiar with dispensaries in Canada. Only in my state of Arizona. I’m very grateful for the help I’ve received from truly knowledgeable staff at some of our dispensaries in helping me with ways to dose appropriately using edibles, topicals, and tinctures. I also have ways of vaping using Sativa and Indica and CBD. There’s so much to learn about this drug and ways to use it for pain and sleep and also NOT to be affected by a “high”.

I don’t have a license to cultivate which limits my ability to make my own products. MMJ is expensive so I need the education in order to purchase the right products for my needs. So, read as much as you can and learn. And as with any drug, start very slowly and build a tolerance. It does take trial and error but remember that there has never been a reported overdose from cannabis. So side effects do pass!!! And think of this as another tool in your arsenal of how to manage chronic pain along with other lifestyle changes such as Bailey said.

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