Does Spasticity Qualify for Medical Marijuana Treatment in Ohio?
In June of 2021, terminal illness was added to the qualifying conditions list which expanded the Ohio medical marijuana program to cover more conditions.
Spasticity is a medical condition in which the muscles contract continuously. This causes the muscles to become tight and stiff which in turn causes issues with walking and everyday movements.
Spasticity is usually caused by damage to the area around your spinal cord and brain. This area controls movement which is why with spasticity your nervous system signals are thrown off which increases muscle activity.
Spasticity is most commonly linked to other medical conditions such as multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, or even a traumatic brain injury. There are millions of people around the world that have spasticity and suffer from the same symptoms as these conditions.
3 Easy Steps
Schedule an appointment with one of our friendly marijuana doctors at any location throughout the State!
Visit our office for your
in-person evaluation with a state-certified medical marijuana doctor.
With the doctor's approval, you'll receive your card via email from the Ohio Board of Pharmacy.
How Can Medical Marijuana Help Spasticity?
There has been research on THC, which is one of the cannabinoids in medical marijuana, that shows it can help with spasticity in multiple sclerosis patients.
This study shows that when the endocannabinoid system (which everyone has in their body) is activated by THC, it has anti-inflammatory effects. This helps improve the overall communication between the nerves and the muscles.
Since medical marijuana is an anti-inflammatory, it treats chronic pain as well as helps protect the body against further damage by slowing it down!
Medical Marijuana Doctors Can Help
While marijuana is not a cure for Spasticity, it can help make people with the condition much more comfortable. As with any medication, you should always discuss cannabis with a physician before initial use. If you are interested in using cannabis to help manage your symptoms, schedule an evaluation with an Ohio Marijuana Card doctor today!