Adam P. Smith, MD, FAANS is a board certified neurosurgeon and Rocky Mountain Brain & Spine Institute is his business providing neurosurgical information to the community. He is committed to the wellness of the patients he treats. Dr. Smith uses minimally invasive surgical approaches for the brain and spine, and uses the most up-to-date neuroimaging, surgical navigation, robotic and artificial intelligence modalities.

Cannabinoids for Spine Pain

Opioids and muscle relaxants have typically been used to treat spine pain. However, in the awareness of the opioid epidemic, medical marijuana has grown popular. According to the January 2020 data from Colorado’s medical marijuana registry, 30,000 Coloradans reported use for “muscle spasms” and 76,000 reported use for “severe pain”. These are the two most…