Now, medical marijuana has the pain-relieving cannabinoids that would help that sprained back, and when the opportunity presents itself and junior takes a nap, you can too. Medical marijuana relieves enough pain and eases the patient in sleep that the body then can start healing appropriately. Obviously as a parent, you don’t want to let junior see you inhale or have him around when you do take your dose of medical marijuana. That’s not good parenting. (You probably also want a back up who will watch him if he wakes up and you’re still resting.) However, gone are the days when inhaling is the only way to take medical marijuana. Since many patients choose not to smoke, this isn’t a good idea to have them start.
For back sprain patients, probably the best means to take medical marijuana is through a topical solution. Marijuana dispensaries in the states where it has been legalized might have the ingredients on hand for you to mix your own. These are not to be ingested and no psychoactive effect will occur, leaving you free to parent junior and able to move about with less pain. Much like IcyHot or BenGay, the cannabis oil is mixed with aloe vera or beeswax balm for a thicker paste application. If you can reach the sprained area without assistance, you can apply this by rubbing it in and pulling a warm t-shirt over the top so it doesn’t mess your clothes. Moving slowly and carefully about the house and not lifting anything for several days and resting when you can will speed the healing process. Get help if you can’t reach the sprained area without pain, but by all means, don’t ask junior to rub the medication on your back! Accidental ingestion on his part is still not good parenting.
If you’re having trouble finding a dispensary or a medical marijuana doctor, either it isn’t legal in your state yet or you can check with MarijuanaDoctors.com’s locator. You can also call them directly with the toll-free number for a referral to help you on your way. Back sprains hurt, but traditional medicine can hurt worse!
This information is not provided by medical professionals and is intended only to complement, and not to replace or contradict, any health or medical advice or information provided by healthcare professionals. If you have any questions, please contact your doctor or other healthcare professional.