Mrs Davidson says she is almost pain-free since taking a legally-available cannabis oil which contains no tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) – the psychoactive compound that causes a high.
She said: “It got to the point that I could no longer walk the dog. I would be in so much pain and just come home crying my eyes out. I have been on different painkillers over the years and they put me through physio but it did not really help.”
Two days after taking her first drop of oil eight weeks ago, Mrs Davidson, 55, said she could not believe the difference it made.
The mother-of-three, originally from Kirkwall, Orkney, was on holiday in Italy 13 years ago when she began to feel pains that turned out to be the onset of sciatica.
The condition is caused by problems with the sciatic nerve which runs from the