Dear Dr. Stein:
I had come to you seeking relief from lower back pain due to a herniated disk. Sitting or standing for any length of time resulted in severe back pain and muscle spasms. I have tried many different forms of relief; massage, chiropractors, physical therapy, and over the counter medications such as Ibuprofen and Naproxen, both which gave me an upset stomach after standard doses. It should be noted that my back pain also led to insomnia where it was difficult to fall asleep and to stay asleep.
In December 2017 after I first visited you, I began using medical marijuana. I tried several different tinctures and oils, but the 10mg edible THC capsules work the best for me. I take the capsule around 6 – 7 pm. I do not feel any side effects. These pills stop the spasms in my lower back and I can fall asleep and stay asleep.
The best part is I can now go dancing with my wife and it doesn’t hurt as much.
Thank You Dr. Stein.
To Dr. Stein and the Staff at NoC:
I want to share my Cannabis experience with you because it has exceeded my expectations. I’ve had problems with my ankle from old sports injuries. This resulted in neurological damage to my ankle which was painful. To make matters worse, I then suffered two herniated discs in my back which was extremely painful and resulted in surgery to fuse them.
I did not want to take opioid based medicine and came to you for help. After trying several different Cannabis medications I found what works for me. I use 5mg of THC oil and 5 mg of CBD oil taken together and I have no need for anything else.
Thank you for your help. I’m truly a believer and a huge advocate for medical Cannabis.
I just wanted to tell you about my experience with medical marijuana as a result of your recommendation in conjunction with my current doctor. I’m a Vietnam era vet who has numerous diseases, PTSD and pain. I wanted to get off opioids and my Doctor suggested I see you. I had never used marijuana in my life but through experimentation I found what works for me and no longer need opioid based medicines.
I use a tincture during the morning and again later in the day. If I need a little boost to help with pain, I use my vape pen in between the tincture doses. It has been over a month and I haven’t taken any opioids and do not plan to take them again.
Thank You for helping me get my life back.
I was in a serious skydiving accident and almost died. I have PTSD, and chronic pain as a result of my accident. Medical Marijuana has given me an outlet to deal with the PTSD, pain and resulting insomnia. My family life has improved tremendously. I’m more productive when I’m not stressed and in pain, and my life is a lot calmer now.
I want you to know that the medical marijuana you recommended has been a tremendous help to me. I went into this as a skeptic and I am now a true believer. I started my medical marijuana June 24, 2018.
I am currently off the following: Tramadol, Morphine, Trazodone
All I can say is Thank You.
When I first came to you I was a mess and now I could be a poster child for the benefits of medical marijuana.
I stopped taking lorazepam and lost 15 lbs since I don’t get emotional and overeat.
I had no idea it was going to help me this much.
About Neurology of Cannabis
Located in beautiful Sarasota, Florida, the offices of Neurology of Cannabis are open to all full-time and seasonal Florida residents exploring medical treatment options with medical marijuana.
At Neurology of Cannabis, we are passionate about the effective use of medical marijuana to transform the health of our patients.
Our mission is to improve the quality of life for all Floridians through the responsible use of cannabis.