I SUFFER FROM MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS, CAN MEDICAL CANNABIS HELP?
Multiple Sclerosis is a potentially disabling disease which damages the nerves of the brain and spinal cord. Medical cannabis can relieve MS symptoms and reduce the pain associated with the disease.
Multiple Sclerosis is a disease which causes the disruption of the myelin that insulates and protects nerve cells of the spinal nerve and brain cells. Women are 3 times more at risk of multiple sclerosis than men. In Canada, around 100,000 people live with MS, with a thousand patients being diagnosed yearly. Symptoms of MS varies, depending on the amount of damage of the nerves, and which part of the body is affected. Doctors can diagnose multiple sclerosis by physical exams, MRI, lumbar puncture and evoked potential testing. MS is considered an autoimmune disorder, but the exact causes of the disease are unknown.
Signs and symptoms of multiple sclerosis may include:
- Numbness of limbs
- Blurry vision
- Slurred speech
- Feeling tired Dizziness
- Tingling or pain
- Bowel, bladder problems, or erectile dysfunction
- Incoordination of muscles
- Painful muscle contractions, or muscle spasticity
Patients with Multiple Sclerosis have a normal life expectancy, but not treating the disease can result in mobility dysfunction or even pneumonia. There is no known cure of MS now, but there are available treatments that can improve the symptoms by helping the body work better like medication, exercise and physical therapy.
How can medical cannabis help multiple sclerosis patients?
Medical cannabis includes compounds that affect a person’s mind and body, which can benefit in relieving the symptoms of multiple sclerosis. MS patients who suffer from muscle stiffness and spasms can benefit from medical cannabis, which has been shown to help ease these symptoms. Other MS symptoms such as disrupted sleep and body pain can also be treated with cannabinoids (CBS).
Interested in finding out available treatment options for multiple sclerosis using medical cannabis? We at Massage Addict want to help our patients in Canada feel their best by helping them find alternative solutions to their symptoms, to enhance their daily life by easing the pain and discomfort caused by health-related issues. Talk to a healthcare practitioner in a face-to-face online video call, to discuss your symptoms and solutions. From the privacy of your own home or office, ask all of your cannabis questions and be sure you’re getting sound medical advice according to your health needs.