Spinocerebellar Ataxia (SCA)

Spinocerebellar Ataxia (SCA)
Spinocerebellar ataxia (SCA) is a progressive, degenerative and genetic disease which causes difficulty with coordination and motor control. There are over 20 different types of SCA and symptoms can vary quite greatly between them. Ataxia patients have full mental cognition and capacity, however physical deterioration is inevitable.  Some symptoms can include slowed or rapid eye movement, diminished or complete lack of reflexes, vertigo, macular degeneration and blindness, seizures, muscle spasms, twitches or tremors, vomiting and gastrointestinal pain. Because there is no treatment for SCA some patients choose to treat their symptoms with the use of medical cannabis
Medical Cannabs and Spinocerebellar Ataxia
Cannabinoid treatment is recommended for curbing nausea and improving one’s appetite. Additionally, cannabinoid treatment can act as an immediate pain reliever. Medical marijuana can help to reduce stresses brought on by the disease, relax tightened muscles, help with associated depression and help patients to achieve full nights of sleep.