I was involved in a freak accident as a result of Cervical Stenosis and Central Cord Syndrome; I was paralyzed from the neck down. After a masterful surgery (cervical laminoplasty) I was able to wiggle my toes and smile. I was released from the hospital with thirteen different medications and told to begin physical therapy. My husband administered the medications as per the directions, I was in no pain but the side-effects were debilitating. I was in a drug induced state of incoherent semi reality. I couldn’t fathom the thought of six more months of this medication. My husband and I were directed by the “Pain Team” during my first follow up visit, to pursue all means of relief. We asked specifically about Medical MJ and again, we were advised to “pursue all means” to relieve the pain and minimize the side-effects.
My first visit to the Seattle Medical Marijuana Association office I was nauseous, shaking form the muscle spasms and in pain. The SMMA Staff immediately recognized my discomfort and began to administer a tincture they provide and gave me a piece of zucchini bread. The SMMA Staff were professional and compassionate. As we began to discuss the different options and methods of relief, my nausea was gone. I was so surprised at the speed of relief from the tincture, as barely ten minutes had passed. After nearly an hour consultation with the SMMA Staff, I was not shaking from the muscle spasms and my level of pain was negligible. I was fully coherent and felt like my old self. All THREE…Nausea, muscle spasms and pain had been treated with ONE medication!!!
I am so grateful for the option to choose Medical MJ and grateful to all the pioneers the field of Medical MJ who shed accurate light on the matter. I am no longer required to suffer from the debilitating side-effects associated with long term use of pharmaceuticals. I am convinced of the efficacy of Medical MJ and will not be denied its benefits.
— Eva Marie
in a testimonial for the Seattle Medical Marijuana Association
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