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The Efficacy of Cannabis for Lower Back Pain

Studies undertaken to investigate the efficacy of cannabis to treat non-surgical and surgical back pain. Found In all articles, cannabis was shown to be effective to treat back pain with an acceptable side effect profile. However, long-term follow up is lacking. As medicinal cannabis is being used more commonly for analgesic effect and patients are “self-prescribing” cannabis for back pain, additional studies are needed for healthcare providers to confidently recommend cannabis therapy for back pain’. (1)

‘While prescribing opioids has been made more difficult, opiates are still a second line treatment for chronic pain. Research shows that about 30% of individuals taking opioids over time find it difficult to desist from treatment’. (2)

In this article you’ll get an overview of chronic pain, the opioid crisis and learn how cannabis may be able to help both chronic pain patients and individuals with opioid use disorder.

‘While the understanding regarding back pain has improved, the ongoing lack of successful and lasting treatment modalities remains an overarching problem. In particular, the struggle of managing non-surgical back pain has been identified as a primary contributing factor to the current opioid epidemic, despite substantial legislative efforts to curb these trends’. (3)

In this research they found little research that supported cannabis use following surgery for back pain. However they suggest that a combination of multimodality therapies, which could include the addition of cannabis to conventional pain management regimens to decrease opiate analgesic usage, are certainly of future interest. (3)

In the study (1) cannabis was shown to be effective to treat back pain with minimal side effects. However, further research is necessary to find the correlation between long term medicinal cannabis and social use for the analgesic effects. Healthcare professionals are through experience finding that their patients are reporting cannabis therapy for back pain.

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What We Do

CannaTelehealth, is a leading online clinic, offers convenient and professional medical cannabis treatment and appointments.

Our team of CBD doctors online provides expert guidance and personalised treatment plans tailored to your specific needs.

With our virtual platform, you can easily access medical cannabis consultations from your home.

Whether you’re seeking relief from chronic pain, managing a specific condition, or exploring alternative treatment options, our experienced doctors are here to help.

We stay up-to-date with the latest research and regulations to ensure that you receive safe and effective recommendations. At CannaTelehealth, we prioritise your well-being and strive to empower you with the knowledge and tools to make informed decisions about your health.

Experience the benefits of medical cannabis with the convenience and expertise of our online treatment and consults services. At the heart of what we do is providing our patients with an experienced and caring team at CannaTelehealth where we are known for providing reliable and comprehensive care.

We make it a priority to provide accurate and comprehensive information about our services, values, and commitments. To learn more about our vision, mission, and patient-centred care approach, please visit our “About Us” page.

If you require assistance or have any questions, please visit the “Contact Us” section. Our medical administration care team is available 24/7 to address your inquiries and guide you through the entire process.

We have clearly defined eligibility criteria on our website to determine if you qualify for our online consultation service. This helps us assess if our service is suitable for you.

Online consultations involve virtual meetings with healthcare professionals who can provide advice, treatment options, and prescribe medication when necessary. Our aim is to deliver personalised care and support to our patients in the comfort of their own homes. CannaTelehealth is committed to providing a trustworthy online healthcare service that prioritises your well-being. We are always here to ensure you receive the best possible care.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the common treatment options available for back and nerve pain?

When it comes to treating back pain, several common treatment options are available. These options aim to alleviate pain, improve functionality, and enhance overall quality of life.

One approach is through community-based management, which involves a comprehensive care plan tailored to the individual’s needs.

This may include physical therapy, occupational therapy, and pain management techniques. Another crucial aspect is conducting thorough spinal assessments to identify the underlying cause of the pain and tailor treatment accordingly. Treatment options may involve medication, such as analgesics or anti-inflammatory drugs, and non-pharmacological interventions like spinal injections or nerve blockers.

Additionally, lifestyle modifications, including exercise, proper nutrition, and stress management, can significantly manage spinal cord pain.

Consulting with healthcare professionals specialising in spinal cord pain is crucial to determine the most suitable treatment options for each individual’s unique circumstances.

How Do You Book An Online Medicinal Cannabis Doctors Appointment?

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CannaTelehealth’s doctors have extensive experience in assessing patients for medicinal cannabis.

Book a consultation – Follow the simple steps to engaging with an online health professional who will assess your eligibility for alternative treatments such as medicinal cannabis and what might be the cause of your chronic pain.

To contact us at CannaTelehealth you can either go directly to the website and add your details now to our ‘Contact Us Form’ We will contact you within 1 hour. Normally our online healthcare professionals who are pain medicine specialists will have a booking time within 1 day if suitable. Alternatively you may contact us via info@cannatelehealth.com.au.

What are the Steps?

Prior to having an online consultation with our healthcare professionals it is a good idea to write down your questions before your consultation so that you don’t forget them.

Our doctors will review your medical history and confirm that you meet the criteria for a medicinal cannabis prescription under the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) Special Access Scheme. We will then either prescribe medication through the Authorised Prescriber pathway or submit your application to the TGA and you should receive your product within 2 business days.

All our doctors are trained under the TGA authorised prescriber scheme and have detailed knowledge of how cannabis affects the body. Our doctors are also able to recommend the best dosage and type of cannabis for your condition. Our doctors are able to prescribe all forms of medicinal cannabis including capsules, tinctures, sprays and vape cartridges.

The cost of your medical cannabis will vary depending on your condition and the specific product that is recommended for you.

Our clinic offers bulk billing for patients who have been approved by the DVA. This is worth checking for your eligibility criteria for this discounted online consultation.

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Cannabis is an alternative plant based therapies. It is one of the potential treatments to relieve the symptoms of Huntington’s Disease. It is not the only solution and should not be used in isolation to traditional treatments suggested by your doctors.

Should you wish to find out from an expert Medicinal Cannabis practitioner as a treatment option via telehealth from the comfort of your home then it is possible through CannaTelehealth.

All doctors are registered with AHPRA and are trained in Medicinal Cannabis prescribing as an Authorised Prescriber. They are registered across all states of Australia to conduct medical evaluations in the state in which they practise. You can rest assured that you’re meeting with a doctor who is experienced in medicinal cannabis evaluations and has the latest in telehealth technology.

Our online healthcare professionals will discuss your current medications and strains and provide an unbiased opinion on whether medical marijuana can assist you with your condition. It’s important to upload your medical records before the consultation, so the doctor has all of the information they need to make an informed decision. Our doctors will take the time to answer any questions or concerns you may have, so don’t hesitate to ask!

Many GPs experience requests from their regular patients for medical cannabis, however a significant proportion of doctors are reluctant to prescribe it. Largely due to a lack of education which is needed for doctors to better understand the beneficial and adverse effects of cannabis, as well as how it can best be prescribed.

What We Do

CannaTelehealth is a telehealth brand backed by the trusted and original Telehealth provider company Phenix Health. CannaTelehealth specialises in online consultations with the ability to help assist treatment of opioid dependence and alcohol addiction. Our platform is designed to enable medical professionals to use the latest telehealth technology, whilst keeping patient information secure and complying with privacy and security regulations.

We have been able to create an online system that makes it easy for patients to book appointments online with qualified and experienced Nurse Practitioners or Doctors, who can assist in the process of accessing Medicinal Cannabis for the treatment of their medical condition. Our telehealth system is fully backed by our clinical team who ensure that all consultations are conducted by suitably qualified health care professionals.

Our doctors are all able to apply for Medicinal Cannabis under the schedule 8 of the Therapeutic Goods Act (TGA), allowing them to prescribe the medication as required. During the initial consultation, your nurse or doctor will work with you to determine whether Medicinal Cannabis is appropriate for your specific symptoms and conditions. If it is, they will then apply for a TGA approval for your escript, which can be used by your pharmacy to order the product.


  1. The Efficacy of Cannabis in Reducing Back Pain: A Systematic Review March 2022 Richard L. Price, MD, PhD,1,2 Kaarina V. Charlot, BS,1 Sven Frieler, MD,1 Joseph R. Dettori, PhD,3 Rod Oskouian, MD,1 and Jens R. Chapman, MD1
  2. Dr Mark Hardy and Tom Brown; Jan 2021 Cannabis: A Possible Solution For Chronic Pain & The Opioid Crisis?
  3. Chronister E, Graziano A, Dittus E, et al. 68 back pain patient satisfaction scores did not change after legislation resulting in opiate prescription decrease. Ann Emerg Med. 2020;76:S27-S28. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2020.09.078

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Disclaimer: CannaTelehealth is not promoting the use of medicinal cannabis. Medicinal cannabis does affect every person differently, due to factors such as size, weight, health, dosage, tolerance and age. Medicinal cannabis might not work for you, and you might experience side-effects. Information provided by CannaTelehealth is for educational and informational purposes only. For medical advice, please refer to your doctor. Medicinal cannabis in Australia is regulated by the Therapeutic Goods Administration and details about cannabis as a scheduled drug can be found on their website.

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