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Medical Marijuana and Spinal Cord Injury

In another edition of Medical Monday, we’re looking at the benefits of medical marijuana for spinal cord injury.

What is spinal cord injury (SCI) defined as?
This refers to damage to the spinal cord that causes changes in its function, either temporary or permanent. Common symptoms of SCI patients include: severe pain, stiffness, blood clots, insomnia, uncontrollable bladder and bowel, anxiety, and depression among many others.

How can medical marijuana help?
Cannabis has been shown to help many of the main symptoms of SCI including spasticity, insomnia, depression and bladder problems. Cannabinoids have been particularly impressive in areas of pain reduction and management however.

Cannabidiol (CBD), the compound mentioned by Parsons, is slowly but surely becoming a name in the arena of pain relievers. Studies have not only demonstrated CBD’s remarkable painkilling properties, but also its ability to reduce spasticity and improved motor function in SCI patients. [Leafly]

If you want to discuss how medical marijuana can help SCI, please give us a call: 403-475-4205.

 

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