Cannabis For Disk and Sciatica Back Pain

Back pain, in many cases, can be severely painful that it affects the ability of patients to live comfortably. Back pain is an umbrella term referring to pain that comes from structures in the back and spine including the nerves, bones, muscles, and joints.



There are many forms of back pain, although it’s described depending on the affected area. Examples include upper back pain, lower back pain, or middle back pain. In some cases, back pain can spread to other areas, so it would be referred to as “upper back pain with sciatica”.



Around 65 million Americans suffer from one form of back pain or another, and it’s most common among adults aged 30 to 50. In fact, it’s the second most common reason adults have to visit a doctor. It’s common for American adults to experience severe back pain at different points of their lives, while for others; it’s a chronic affliction. In 5% of cases, the pain is so severe that it prevents the patient from performing even simple daily tasks.



Back pain can either be neuropathic (caused by nerve damage), or nociceptive (damaged tissues located outside the nerves). It’s not uncommon for some patients to experience both kinds of back pain at the same time, which is referred to as mixed pain. There are several factors that can cause back pain: herniated disc, bulging disc, spinal stenosis, sciatica, arthritis, scoliosis, strained muscles and ligaments, or other skeletal irregularities. If you smoke, are obese, female, or are exposed to sedentary or strenuous work, you are at higher risk for developing back pain.