SPASTICITY & MEDICAL MARIJUANA
“Medical Marijuana high in CBD was more effective in treating Spasticity with minimal to no harmful side effects. As a result of these findings, we do not hesitate to recommend medical cannabis, particularly non-psychoactive or balanced strains (THC:CBD) to our patients.” – Dr. Horn, Canada (paraphrase)
In Spasticity, the muscles become stiff, or rigid with exaggerated, jerky reflexes of the tendons. This condition interferes with most forms of locomotion; walking, movement, even speech.
“Common: Confusion dizziness or lightheadedness, drowsiness, nausea, unusual, weakness, especially !muscle weakness!. Less common or rare:Bloody or dark urine, chest pain, fainting hallucinations (seeing or hearing things that are not there), mental depression or other mood changes, ringing or buzzing in the ears, skin rash or itching. Symptoms of overdose:, Blurred or double vision, !convulsions (seizures), muscle!.“
Doctor’s Testimonials: How Medical Marijuana Helps in Spasticity
“In everyday clinical practice in Italy, THC:CBD oromucosal (applied under the tongue) spray provided relief of MS spasticity symptoms with good tolerability (no harm) in a relevant number of previously resistant (did not respond to pharmaceuticals) patients.” – Dr. Trojano MD
“Sativex synthetic THC – a Medical Medical Marijuana component – large studies presented today show new supportive evidence in clinical practice on the effectiveness and tolerability of Sativex as the first cannabinoid based treatment for resistant spasticity in all types of MS.” – Maria Trojano, MD
“Clinical assessment of a cannabinoid (THC:CBD) medicine has demonstrated efficacy in patients with intractable pain of all kinds – chronic neuropathic – brachial plexus nerve injury – neuropathic and advanced cancer pain – rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis with no significant intoxication-like symptoms, tolerance or withdrawal syndrome.” – Paraphrase, Dr. J Perez
“We found evidence that combined THC and CBD extracts may provide therapeutic benefit for MS spasticity symptoms.” – Shaheen E Lakhan
MMJ DOCTOR: Medical Marijuana is highly recommended for spasticity by California Medical Marijuana Doctors.
FURTHER READING – How Medical Cannabis Works to Help Spasticity Disorder