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Multiple sclerosis is a central nervous system disorder that affects over 400,000 Americans, causing numbness in the limbs, muscle tremors, with many more symptoms that can have a wide range of negative physical effects.
There’s no known cure for multiple sclerosis, and MS can often be difficult to diagnose due to the variety of symptoms that present themselves as common problems such as dizziness, headaches, and muscle spasms.
What are the Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis?
MS Can Have a Range of Symptoms
Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis are often the most critical component of treatment because MS is incurable, and symptoms can vary heavily between patients.
Symptoms of MS can include problems like depression, difficulty with speech and walking, vision problems, dizziness, muscle spasms or weakness, tingling and numbness in the limbs, urinary problems, and many more.
What Causes Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms?
Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune condition that causes the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) to malfunction. MS is a rare condition and there isn’t conclusive evidence to say exactly how MS starts, happens, or is cured, but we do have some idea of how MS may work.
By slowly destroying myelin on the surface of nerve cells, MS may cause a disruption between the communication of cells, causing them to decay. Without the myelin acting as a protective covering for the cells, symptoms can get worse, and in some cases become totally debilitating.
As the communication is further degraded, cells will gradually die which can lead to severe complications such as paralysis.
The central nervous system is a complex network that is performing and communicating billions of operations per second. When there is damage to critical parts of the central nervous system such as plaque lesions due to inflammation, the CNS can become heavily impacted and may not be able to operate correctly.
Can Medical Marijuana Help with Multiple Sclerosis?
Medical Marijuana Can Help with the Varying Symptoms of MS
Because the symptoms of MS can vary so heavily, many patients have found that medical marijuana may help with symptoms that many medications aren’t designed to work with as efficiently.
Medical marijuana has known anti-inflammatory properties, promotes muscle movement, can treat generalized pain, promotes good sleep, and cannabis may offer many benefits across several biological systems that MS can affect.
One of the unique properties of cannabis is that it interacts with our endocannabinoid system, which is a collection of neurotransmitters found all throughout the body, including the central nervous system.
Because cannabis as a medicine goes to work in many different parts of the body, it has the potential to transmit many important therapeutic and medicinal compounds across various parts of our bodies that communicate with each other.
While more research is needed to fully understand the benefits of medical cannabis for Multiple Sclerosis, we expect MS to be on the list of qualifying conditions for a North Carolina marijuana certification.
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Multiple Sclerosis often presents itself with unusually average symptoms that can develop into more serious complications, and medical marijuana may offer many benefits for MS patients.
It’s our hope that patients will soon be able to apply for a medical marijuana certification and begin receiving the compassionate treatment that they deserve. If you have any questions about treating MS with medical marijuana in North Carolina, give us a call at (833) 781-7320, or reserve a medical marijuana evaluation with a North Carolina doctor for $25 off your appointment when the time comes!
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