My mother has chronic pain and lost her mobility – is medical cannabis oil ok?

My mum suffers from spinal stenosis, chronic pain, neck pain and a variety of other conditions. For almost two years now she has lost most of her mobility and has muscle spasms that effect her ability to walk on her own. after many hospital appointments and doctor appointments we are still unaware of the extent of her condition. no doctor has been able to determine where her extreme pain in her spine, neck, head and shoulder are coming from. We have discussed using cannabis oil to see how it can help her pain but we are unsure as to what way we can go about it. I would be concerned about the combination of medication my mum is already on, with cannabis oil. Daily my mum would take, 2400mg of gabapentin, sevredol, buscopan, amitriptyline, baclofen, 100mg morphine, ondansatron, omeprozole, fluoxetine, lidocaine patches and an antibiotic for infections as she is constantly getting infections whilst being catheterised. we know that morphine would not be a good combination with cannabis oil and are maybe going to try and wing her off morphine and replace it with cannabis oil. I would really appreciate some advice. I can elaborate on anything if needed. Thanks





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Dr Mahaveer
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Dr Mahaveer

Hi
She seems to have multiple spinal disc problems which usually occurs due to weak bones because of low calcium and osteoporosis.
If medicines are not working for her you can give her physiotherapy which includes traction,infra red .exercises .
She needs to regain her mobility as early as possible.
She can also use supportive belts and collars for back and neck.

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Dr. Beverly
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Dr. Beverly

I think marijuana and cannabis are valid pain management treatments in certain situations.
Although still controversial, especially in certain countries – even illegal – if I would suffer everyday, I would at least try it to see if it helps. U do need to check how these will react to the medication your mum is taking before. U need to do your research on this.

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