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    can you get medical marijuana for sciatic nerve? a friend of mine has a pinched sciatic nerve in his leg and wont listen to me about geting MMJ, if he were to see a doctor could he get it? it bothers him all the time and even prevents him from sleeping. what should he do?
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    Re: Can you get medical marijuana for sciatic nerve?

    should be able to he is always in pain burning in the back of his leg up to his hip

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    Re: Can you get medical marijuana for sciatic nerve?

    YEs but depends on which state, also he must have several years of medical records from other docs when he applies stating the cause of sciatica, when and how long, i.E., herniated disc, prolapse, radiculapathy, and tears in the disc ,all of which put disc material on the sciatic nerve which can cause nerve damage. seen with MRI, IF the pain has not subsided with normal remedies, stretches,physical therapy,shots, etc. he may be qualified.
    But just walking in saying you have a pain in your ass or leg (no pun), perhaps may not work.

    I have had severe , chronic sciatica for 6 years now, I was ruined. I stepped outa the shower and bam! ruptured my L5 S1- disc, from then on I have suffered the worse pain and twisted spine , I have never known the pain that sciatica and lower back pain gave me. I lost work, couldnt ski, bike or do yoga. I went to the doc for 6 years without a cure, have been pain meds and mmj for awhile. I got mmj after 4 years of severe sciatica and pain meds. I had a huge log of doc visits though . applied for disability.. anyways sorry to make this such a long reply,I do know all about sciatica unfortunetaly is one thing that has taken over my life. Still have no cure.let me know if you have any questions would love to help. you can also pm me.
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    Re: Can you get medical marijuana for sciatic nerve?

    Quote Originally Posted by l8tnightskunk View Post
    sorry to hear about that tintala
    thanks l8tnightskunk! It's a terrible condition for sure, but very true, I did not get my disability either, after 6 years of medical records stating #10 pain daily and being incapacitated with it. Pain is a disease that can be treated,maybe not cured, just have to find the right treatment. in the meantime I still have to climb 40 ft ladders on meds risk my life to paint houses. Anyway, one can get a mmj card for sciatica, just have to show what created the condition .
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    Re: Can you get medical marijuana for sciatic nerve?

    If he is prescribed Ox***ntin or any other time-released op***d, this should qualify him as a chronic moderate-severe pain patient. Most states have severe chronic pain as one of the ailments covered. California's Prop 215 wording is much broader, and because of this, has been more abused than in other states, but gives you nearly any reason that affects your quality of life as a legitimate reason to get a MMJ recommendation.
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    Re: Can you get medical marijuana for sciatic nerve?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.GreenBudz View Post
    can you get medical marijuana for sciatic nerve? a friend of mine has a pinched sciatic nerve in his leg and wont listen to me about geting MMJ, if he were to see a doctor could he get it? it bothers him all the time and even prevents him from sleeping. what should he do?
    I did a search for Oregon's MMJ law, and here is what they say for qualifying patients with a debilitating condition:

    a. Cancer, glaucoma, agitation due to Alzheimer's disease, positive status for HIV or acquired IDS, or treatment for these conditions
    b. A medical condition or treatment for a medical condition that produces, for a specific patient, one ore more of the following:
    (A) Cachexia
    (B) Severe pain
    (C) Severe nausea
    (D) Seizures, including, but not limited to seizures caused by epilepsy; or
    (E) Persistent muscle spasms, including but not limited to spasms caused by multiple sclerosis; or
    c. Any other medical condition or treatment for a medical condition adopted by the department by rule or approved by the department pursuant to a petition submitted pursuant to ORS 475.334.

    So, your friend may fall under b.(B)

    Oregon's laws are not as all encompassing as California's.

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    I'm about to contact a Dr to try it out. I've not used med mar for this. I had it originally about 5 years ago and the only thing that helped was Feldenkries(Sp?), i tried drugs, accupuncture, chiropractor, phys therapy, before Feld..

    The sciatica flares up on occasion if I've been sitting too long. but sometimes I have to.

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    Re: Can you get medical marijuana for sciatic nerve?

    my sister inlaw lives in toronto and she got her MMAR for a pinched sciatic nerve, so yes I believe its a valid reason and I hope this helps.
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    Re: Can you get medical marijuana for sciatic nerve?

    you may have to proove that you have the sciatica and that the pain meds don't work without the mmj. My justification is cannabis helps me take LESS pain meds, but I still have to take em. My MRI shows the herniation. If you have this and a list of conservative therapies you have tried then you are quailified. The same exact thing i went thru.
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    Re: Can you get medical marijuana for sciatic nerve?

    Needs to see another doctor - perhaps neurologist or pain intervention specialists - everyone's a frickkin specialist....but my general practitioner has helped me build a good case for scitica pain, and 'intractable pain' is one of the 'standard' accepted medical applications of cannabis - mmj will help lessen but rarely provide full relief but after yrs and yrs any degree of relief is a blessing.....

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    Re: Can you get medical marijuana for sciatic nerve?

    So if WI. ever gets med. MJ I may be screwed.I stopped treatment for my pain and anxiety/chronic depression because nothing worked for more than a short period of time.So I may need to start treatment,even though it won't help.Just so I have a track record?
    I have been looking to herbal and other alternative ways to help with these problems on my own for some years now.

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    Re: Can you get medical marijuana for sciatic nerve?

    I have had sciatica for about 15 yrs an been on more meds. an have been poked an prodded with needles I am on codien now. I also take mmj I was able to cut down the amount of codien I am taking as that dont help muscle spasms. Right now I am having a bad flare up but with the right treatment I can now get things somewhat back to normal. I cant work because I cant stand or sit for long times. So I know how ppl with this problem feel. Where I live it is hard to get a Dr. to sign the papers. good luck to you all

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    Re: Can you get medical marijuana for sciatic nerve?

    Tintala,
    I'm living your life and have been for some years now. Motorcycle accident has herniated my L5/S1 and T6/T7 in 2002. Sciatica pain has dulled over the years until recently. I'm went though several meds to the point of my wife injecting my butt every other day. With all the meds I've been though several side effects all undesirable (my best friend didn't recognise me from one month to other for weight gain). I was out of options when discussing everything with my brother, he mention trying cannabis.

    Due to life choices, I'm lucky to live in Spain (absolutely no legal issues for growing). So, I started growing. Listening to grow shops that didn't have my needs in there best interest and grew strains that went to my head or couch locked me. I have been trying several different strains to see if there is one that can relive my sciatica pain to let me work. I'm a naturally mild mannered loving person, but with pain like this I become short tempered, and irritable.

    I would love to here your experience of strains. It would speedup my recovery and help my wallet.

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    Hi I have started using mmj I don't smoke. As the smoke gives you a different type of high that don't seem to help me. I bake cookies or use hemp oil I have found that the best for myself. I. Am in Canada an the winters here don't help either. If I can control the spasms I am semi functional. Never be what I once was but I can still do things an enjoy myself. My husband an I also motorcycle I can do short rides couple hrs. At a time with some stops. I still have to use my Codien but just not as often.
    I was talking someone on here an they told me the best type to grow is hash plants for helping with pain. Hope this helps you