Top 5 Ailments That Can Be Treated with Medical Marijuana
Is medical marijuana truly helpful? After decades of public service announcements telling you how bad pot is, how can medical marijuana possibly be good for you? These days, everyone from your best friend to your closest co-worker has a story about how their lives have been improved by medical marijuana. While medical marijuana has many different uses, let’s focus on the five most common conditions that we’ve been able to relieve with our customized solutions to each patient’s situation.
Whether you’re suffering from the effects of arthritis, inflammation, or every day aches and pains, medical marijuana can minimize your symptoms so you can get your life back. We’ll work with you to understand what you’re experiencing and then recommend the proper dosage to reduce your pain without taking the good feelings too far. But don’t just take our word for it. CLICK HERE to read a report from the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine that states “patients who were treated with cannabis or cannabinoids are most likely to experience a significant reduction in pain symptoms.”
Since medical marijuana relieves muscle pain, it makes sense that it can calm muscle spasms, from simple twitching to the debilitating effects of multiple sclerosis. The key to medical marijuana’s effectiveness is its ability to reduce inflammation which is a major cause of muscle spasms. Medical marijuana is particularly effective after strenuous exercise which is why so many professional football and basketball players have been seeking it to help them rest and recover after games.
Getting a good night’s sleep is essential. People who have difficulty sleeping are bombarded with options from over the counter sedatives to mattresses as expensive as small cars. An article in Psychology Today supports what many of our patients tell us, that medical marijuana provides a deeper, more restful sleep. In addition to its sedative properties, medical marijuana reduces REM sleep (the dream state) so you spend less time tossing and turning and more time in deep sleep.
Millions of Americans use prescription medications to control their feelings of anxiety and stress. Many patients have come to us with the same issues and found a more natural form of relief with medical marijuana. According to a Harvard Medical School article, many veterans and their therapists reported drastic improvement in the treatment of symptoms related to post traumatic stress disorder.
Crohn’s Disease and Inflammatory Bowel Disease
The National Center for Biotechnology Information has published encouraging articles about the use medical marijuana in treating the debilitating conditions of Crohn’s Disease and Inflammatory Bowel Disease. With exceeding limited treatment options available, patients use medical marijuana to ”relieve symptoms of pain, nausea, and appetite and to improve their overall mood.”