If this is a new condition, it is important to be evaluated by orthopedics to determine if you have a reparable injury. Many patients with chronic back pain have found medicines high in CBD to be helpful for comforting pain and, while relatively low in THC, less psychoactive – allowing them to be more functional. There are a variety of topical medicines, such as lotions and salves containing cannabis, that may decrease inflammation and provide localized pain relief. These are carried at several dispensaries throughout the state. You may want to call ahead to confirm that your dispensary carries one or more of these products.