It’s difficult dealing with chronic pain at a young age of 30.
I thought that I’d be 1 of the lucky few who gets to an outdated age without any drastic health problems.
But that all came to an sudden end at the age of 18 when I destructiond our back playing varsity soccer. During the following 3 years, I started using a heavy messenger basket each day at college that would put all of the weight on 1 single shoulder. All of these factors led to sciatic nerve damage at the base of our back on the left side of our body. For about a year I had so much chronic sciatic pain that I almost started using a cane. The only thing that stopped myself and others was knowing that it could permanently affect the way I walk and get around. I didn’t want to become reliant on a walking aid too soon if I could manage without 1. I’m cheerful because these problems improved slightly as time went on. But now that I’m a full time caregiver to a person who is completely disabled, I’m getting our sciatic nerve pain again. One of the only things that helps are lidocaine patches that I put directly over the spot on our lower back where the pain emanates from. I’m also a yearly cannabis user. I have a medical marijuana card and shop at medical cannabis dispensaries that are located all around our county. Cannabis is 1 of the only things that helps relieve our sciatic nerve pain beyond the lidocaine patches. Using both together leads to a lot of relief and satisfaction. I just wish that I could get both for much cheaper, although I assume I can’t ask for everything.