Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Multiple Sclerosis is an inflammatory disease of the Central Nervous System (CNS) – the brain and spinal cord. Predominantly, it is a disease of the white matter tissue. The white matter is made up of nerve fibers, which are responsible for transmitting communication signals both internally within the CNS and between the CNS and the nerves supplying rest of the body. MS is considered to be an autoimmune disease where the body essentially attacks itself. MS symptoms vary from patient to patient and can be anywhere from mild to severe. Symptoms include some or all of the following: muscular paralysis/weakness, fatigue, loss of motor coordination, pain, numbness/tingling, incontinence, ataxia, vision loss or impairment, and muscle spasms. There is no cure for MS.
Medical Cannabis and Multiple Sclerosis
Countless case studies, anecdotal reports, scientific studies, surveys and double-blind studies have reported improvement in MS patients treated with medical cannabis and/or cannabinoids for symptoms such as spasticity, muscle spasms, Chronic pain, tremor, sexual dysfunction, bowel and bladder dysfunctions, vision dimness, dysfunctions of walking and balance (ataxia) and memory loss.  It is important to understand that medical cannabis is not a cure for this disorder, and it is simply a treatment to alleviate the symptoms of the disease.  Nevertheless cannabis has provides extremely therapeutic effects that are fantastic at treating the symptoms of MS.  Sativa dominant strains are excellent for treating fatigue, depression and sexual dysfunction.  Indica dominant strains, especially those high in CBD, are excellent at relieving pain and muscle spasticity and edibles/drinks can provide body pain relief.  Topical creams high in THC and CBD can also be used to treat pain without any psychoactive effects.