Is smoking weed bad for degerative disk disease?

Discussion in 'Medicating' started by Highyena, May 3, 2018.

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    Highyena

    Highyena New Member

    I was formally diagnosed as having some degeneration in a disk in my lumbar area today. No surgery is planned and the doctor didn't seem too concerned about it. I asked what I could do for it and the doctor said not to smoke. Specifically, he said that nicotine was a big issue. When I pressed him about smoking things without nicotine (the only nicotine I smoke is in blunts), he said that all smoking was bad.

    Now I know smoking anything isn't good for your health. But I'm wondering how bad it is for my discs, specifically. Do I have to quit smoking pot entirely? Could I simply cut back? I could definitely quit blunts (though I'd be sad) but I'm reluctant to quit smoking entirely. It's too convenient as opposed to making edibles and then being trashed all day.

    If any of you have experience or knowledge in this area, I'd greatly appreciate advice.
     
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    waterproof808

    waterproof808 Well-Known Member

    You could start vaporizing. Blunts are the worst for your health when it comes to partaking in cannabis.
     
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    Highyena

    Highyena New Member

    Is vaping much better than regular smoking, health-wise? I got one of those blu+ vape pens that takes THC cartridges but I've found that I become tolerant of it very quickly. It doesn't even get me high now even though bud still does. Would vaping whole bud be any better?
     
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    MKGROW

    MKGROW Well-Known Member

    I’ve been told that smoking can inhibit healing. That’s just what a Dr told me when I pressed him for an answer.
    I have among other issues degenerative disc from L3 to S-1. Diagnosed in 1998 And I smoke daily. It helps w the pain. And it hasn’t gotten any worse and quality of life had increased.
    Personally I don’t think the small Amount of tobacco in a blunt will have much affect.
    Just my opinion
    ALOHA
     
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