I was formally diagnosed with a severe degenerative condition in 2012. I had been struggling with upper back and neck pain for years. I sought the best advice I could afford through private health insurance, consulting with some of the top professionals in orthopedic surgery, neurology, neurosurgery, allergy, rheumatology, physiatry, anesthesia, as well as a few non-traditional options like acupuncture, chiropractic, massage therapy, and floating therapy.
All of these specialties helped me to better understand my condition and help limit its progression, but I continued to suffer deteriorating chronic and often intense pain. As I was living in Seattle at the time, I inquired with one of my physicians into the newly legal medical cannabis. I was surprised by her encouragement and decided to give it serious consideration, and was eventually prescribed medical cannabis for help in treating my condition.
I was very impressed with what I learned about medical cannabis, and I personally cannot think of anything I could find wrong with it from a health perspective. It really helped me with some very significant pain, and I recovered more health in Seattle than I did at any time I can recall since my diagnosis.