Sonya's story

Chronic Neuropathic Pain

I’ve suffered from chronic neuropathic pain and associated sleep difficulties since herniating C6/7 many years ago. At its worst, the pain has been 9/10, I’ve managed as little as two hours sleep per night, and I’ve barely been able to drive. Since my injury occurred, I’ve tried every conventional and alternative treatment possible, including various pharmaceutical drugs, spinal traction/decompression, epidural steroid injections, chiropractic, osteopathic, acupuncture and physiotherapy treatments, low level laser therapy for a year, etc. Many of these therapies helped temporarily, but nothing provided any sustained relief until my doctor legally prescribed cannabis oil for me. Since commencing the oil, my pain on an average day has decreased from 7/10 to 2/10, and I am now able to sleep for 7+ hours straight each night. While my pain and associated issues have not resolved completely, the improvement in my physical and mental health and overall quality of life has been nothing short of miraculous, and I am feeling much more positive about my future as a result. I would really encourage anyone suffering from chronic pain to give cannabis oil a try. In my experience, it offers substantial relief with none of the side effects (drowsiness, nausea, etc.) I experienced with conventional pain medications.

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