Marijuana


#123

Man made drugs are so addicting. Pharmaceutical companies want you to believe this is an addicting drug. That is not true. I can lay it down and have many many times. I’ve run out and not felt like I was going to die if I didn’t have it. There are 140 substances in marijuana and one of them works to control inflammation. It’s called beta-carophyllene and it words well for me.
I have a back problem. When the nerve is inflamed, I also have severe spasms. The only treatment available on the market is steroids and muscle relaxers. Off and on for 20 years I took these drugs to cope with the inflammation and pain and it was excruciating. One night, I literally threw myself off the bed because the spasm was so severe. After the twins graduated, I started smoking more often. That was six years ago and I haven’t been back to the Dr. I haven’t taken even one muscle relaxer and I certainly haven’t taken any steroids. This may not be anything to anyone here but it is very significant to me since I was taking steroids the max amount you can take in a year. And think what its like when you’re maxed out and you can’t get medical help legally. If pharmaceutical companies can’t keep a lid on it they are going to cut the CBD oil so they can get a sliver of the profit and that’s what it’s about for them. Making money!


#124

This is really interesting to me. I have been having back aches for a year now. Not debilitating or anything but certainly irritating, and once a month or so I walk around like a 100 year old man because of the pain. I am going to try doing sit-ups but if that doesn’t work I might try this.


#125

I had very bad back pain for years. At last I had a procedure done that stopped it. They burned the nerves coming from the spine and boom. . . no more pain. That was about 5 years ago. They will eventually grow back but so far no further back pain.


#126

You mean back surgery? Thanks, no thanks. This is working for me. And I wonder what is numb since your procedure.

I’m no dr but imho, you just need an adjustment, Reg.


#127

A chirowhacker?


#128

Lol Drink much?


#129

Yes a chiropractor.


#130

3 months and you would feel great.


#131

I haven’t had good experiences with them, generally, dating back to my days in medical software.


#132

Dare I ask why?


#133

Sure. I worked for the biggest medical software company in Alberta in the 90s. They dominated the chiropractic billing market. I saw a lot of fraud and theft there, and my dealings with individual chiropractors made clear that the majority were dishonest, and a substantial number were simply insane and thought they could cure cancer and so on. Obviously not all are like that but enough were that I am left with a distaste for it. There’s also almost no scientific evidence that chiropractic adjustments do anything at all.


#134

And yet every medical problem is related to the spinal cord. Have you ever had an adjustment?


#135

If you have pain, is it not a nerve?


#136

Yes, I have had adjustments, and no, not every medical problem is related to the spinal cord.

We feel pain when a signal is sent through nerve fibers to the brain for interpretation.


#137

I’ve talked to a chiropractor about this more than once. He does not prescribe drugs because he feels drugs only mask pain. I know this works if you can afford to pay for it.


#138

There you go nerve fibers. Where do they come from?


#139

They originate in the spinal cord.


#140

So test the theory. Go to the chiropractor for 30 days and see if it makes a difference. For me, I felt a difference within 3 visits.


#141

That and chiropractors are not real doctors and are not allowed to prescribe drugs.


#142

And yet they spend the same amount of time in medical school and no they can’t prescribe drugs. Isn’t that awesome?