Examples and Symptoms of Muscle Spasms and Spasticity
Many conditions that cause muscle spasms and can be certified for medical marijuana in Texas. Common examples of conditions with muscle spasms are:
– Menstrual cramps (dysmenorrhea)
– Multiple Sclerosis
– Chronic pain being treated with muscle relaxers
Muscle spasms and spasticity come in many forms. Symptoms include but are not limited to:
– Sudden contracting of muscles
– Involuntary and forceful contraction of a muscle
– Muscle stiffness
– Pain in the affected muscles and joints
How Medical Cannabis Helps Muscle Spasms
When medical marijuana is used, cannabinoid receptors in your ECS bind with cannabinoids called THC and CBD. THC binds with cannabinoid receptors starting an anti-inflammatory response which prevents inflammation and muscle spasms after an injury, for example.
A study on MS, which is characterized by inflammation that damages nerve fibers, also confirmed that medical marijuana relieves inflammation. The 2013 study demonstrated that THC and CBD reduced the phenotype responsible for inflammation in MS.
Another MS study on muscles spasms found an oral cannabis extract improved patient’s spasticity, or muscle cramps, at twice the rate of the given placebo, while another research effort featured more than 500 subjects. More than half of the testers reported more than a 20 percent improvement in spasticity after a month of treatment.
Marijuana’s proven efficacy for treating inflammation and muscle spasms makes it a viable and ideal treatment option for patients, which is why so many states have approved its use as a treatment option for muscle cramps and spasms.
If you or a loved one are being prescribed muscle relaxers, Texas Cannabis Clinic is here to give you access to an all natural alternative for relief.