Extreme back pain or pressure in the neck, head or back, as well as weakness, numbness and an oddly twisted back, are just some of the symptoms associated with spinal cord injuries. Back and neck injuries may mean spinal cord injuries but not necessarily.
There are two main types of back injuries: spondylolisthesis, the slipping of a vertebra in the back, and cervical radiculopathy, damage of nerve function in the back. Both cause major back pain, weakness and loss of sensation, depending on the extent of the injury.
Best Method of Ingestion for This Condition
The most popular form of treatment for spinal cord and back injuries are pain pills, which have highly addictive potential and other unwanted side-effects. Due to the nature of theses types of injuries, often times people have to take pain medication for years and must up the dosage to continue to feel the relief further leading to possible addiction. Medical marijuana is an alternative option that also has pain-killing powers and has been shown to be effective for spinal cord and back injuries.
Research has confirmed a cannabis plant assists in treating the severe pain associated with theses types of injuries and also helps with other symptoms people with these injuries experience like insomnia. As far as a method of ingestion goes, vaporizing is recommended as the best method of treatment. Eating edibles will take longer to take effect and medical marijuana patients will not know exactly how much you need until after the effect kicks in, so it becomes difficult to control the dosage. Vaporizing medical marijuana will provide immediate relief with little to no negative effects on the throat and lungs. Additionally, vaporizing is easier to control the dosage amount.
Disclaimer: Spinal cord injury is a condition characterized by severe pain. Severe pain is a condition approved for medical marijuana treatment in Nevada. See a list of all state-approved medical marijuana conditions. (9/19/16)