I’ve been struggling with lower back pain for the past couple of months. I’ve thrown out my back before and normally I have a week of pain and stiffness, take a bunch of Advil, and then I’m back to normal. This time the pain didn’t go away so I finally had to go see my doctor. He sent me for physical therapy, prescribed me some non-opiate pain relief, and the final thing he suggested was a topical CBD ointment to rub on the affected muscles. They even stocked the CBD ointment in their apothecary so I was able to purchase some on the spot.
This is the first time I’ve had a medical professional actually recommend such a treatment, so it was nice to see that become part of a medical treatment plan. Granted, my doctor is friendly to alternative medical therapies, but still a nice surprise. I had my first pain-free day in about 6 weeks yesterday, which is like having a new lease on life.
Have any of you had a similar experience with any of the health professionals you visit?