hi there I often get severe lower back pain due to alot of heavy lifting I have to do at work. I often smoke to lessen the pain and I find it quite effective, but I also find being heavily stoned quite deabilitating at times. what I was thinking it perhaps it is possible to make a tincture then create some kind of ointment like tiger palm that could be used as a muscle rub. does anyone know if this work would? can mmj be used topically and would it absorb through my skin and get to my muscles to effectively relieve the pain without getting me stoned at the same time? i would like to avoid other pharmaceutical painkillers for several reasons so mmj is currently my best option. thankyou.