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If you’re considering using medical cannabis for back pain, you may wonder if it’s effective. While there isn’t a lot of scientific research on the subject, some evidence suggests that medical cannabis can help relieve certain types of pain. In a study published in the Journal of Pain, people with chronic lower back pain who used medical cannabis reported significant reductions in pain levels. Another study found that a marijuana-based medication effectively reduced neuropathic pain (pain caused by damage to the nervous system). Of course, it’s important to remember that every person experiences pain differently, so what works for one person may not work for another.
What are the dangers of using cannabis for back pain?
Cannabis is effective in treating various forms of chronic pain, but some potential risks are associated with its use. These include:
– Cannabis can interact with other medications you are taking for your back pain, potentially leading to dangerous side effects.
– There is a small risk of psychotic symptoms, such as paranoia or delusions when using cannabis.
– Cannabis use can result in impaired motor skills and reaction time, increasing the risk of accidents.
– Some people may experience anxiety or panic attacks after using cannabis
– Regular cannabis use can lead to dependence and addiction