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Arthritis Vs. Ankylosing Spondylitis

Arthritis Vs. Ankylosing Spondylitis

My friend had been diagnosed with severe arthritis in his lower back. He goes to a pain clinic where he receives two strong prescriptions (Norco & Tramadol) for the pain but they only give him little. I feel like he needs something for inflammation but he can’t take NSAIDS because they make him bleed terribly. How does his doctor know it’s not AS instead of arthritis? If it is AS, has anyone tried acupuncture? If so, has it helped. He is very depressed and I’m worried about his mental… read more

A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

Cannabis really helps with pain. I have taken the oil, 1000mg. Its trial and error for everyone. Be sire you buy it from a reliable place, not a gas station or on line sites. You just don't know what you'll get. A dispensary is the best.

posted 2 months ago
A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

I use a liberal amount of CBD (no THC). It helps my AS. Experiment for suitable dosage. I can't take in cannabis (THC). I'm a sober alcoholic.

posted 17 days ago
A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

My wife uses cbd and it helps with her pain and flairs of RA. it gives me minor head fog so I don't care for it. But I know many who find it helps them. its necessary to find a good blend and dose table. If you add in a small amount of the canabus, it can really help with depression.
JM

posted 2 months ago
A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

Cannabis really works. I have taken the oil and also used creams containing it. Really a safe way to ease pain.

posted 2 months ago
A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

Acupuncture does help so does massage turmeric having feet dipped in wax hope he finds something to help soon also he must keep moving has he had scans etc ?

posted 2 months ago
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