Marijuana and Multiple Sclerosis

Marijuana and Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a degenerative disease that affects the nervous system. The symptoms of MS can be debilitating, and patients often turn to marijuana for relief. People with MS have been getting great results treating the condition with cannabis. But how does marijuana work with MS? Let’s take a look.

Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis

There are two main ways in which marijuana can help alleviate the symptoms of MS. First, marijuana can help reduce inflammation throughout the body. This is beneficial because inflammation is one of the main drivers of MS. Second, marijuana can help reduce muscle spasms. This is important because muscle spasms are one of the most common and debilitating symptoms of MS. 

Marijuana also has other potential benefits for people with MS. For example, marijuana can help improve sleep, increase appetite, and reduce anxiety. However, it’s important to note that not all of these benefits have been proven in clinical trials.

symptoms of multiple sclerosis
Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis-Approved for Medical Marijuana (MMJ)

If you’re considering using marijuana to treat your MS, you should speak with your doctor first. While marijuana can provide some relief from the symptoms of MS, it’s not a cure-all. In some cases, marijuana may even make some symptoms worse. Marijuana may affect cognition so it’s essential to work with a marijuana doctor that understands your medical history, and previous treatments to figure out if marijuana is right for you. If the doctor agrees that the benefits outweigh the risks, they will most likely approve you for a medical card that allows you to purchase medical-grade cannabis legally in states where medical marijuana is approved.

Article reviewed by:

Dr. Richard Koffler

Richard Koffler, MD

NPI Number- 1467557264

  • Dr. Koffler is a Physiatrist, specializing in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. 
  • Graduated from the Sackler School of Medicine at Tel Aviv University in 1993 Dr. Koffler completed a one-year internship in internal medicine at Roosevelt Hospital in New York City. 
  • Residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Rusk Institute at NYU Medical Center in New York City. Board certified in 1998. 
  • Trained in acupuncture at Helms Medical Institute at UCLA His medical practice incorporates proven conventional western medicine integrating eastern alternative practices. 
  • Medical Director of several medical clinics in NYC, Stamford CT, and Miami Beach, FL.

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