Does Spasticity Qualify for Medical Marijuana Treatment in Ohio?
Spasticity is one of the latest conditions added to the qualifying conditions list in Ohio. If you have been diagnosed with spasticity, you can now receive medical marijuana treatment for it.
In June of 2021, terminal illness was added to the qualifying conditions list which expanded the Ohio medical marijuana program to cover more conditions.
What is Spasticity?
Spasticity is a medical condition in which the muscles contract continuously. This causes the muscles to become tight and stuff which in turn causes issues with walking and every day 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 increase muscle activity.
Spasticity is most commonly linked to another medical condition 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!
Interested in Medical Marijuana Treatment?
Are you interested in treating your spasticity with medical marijuana? If so, you have come to the right place!
At Ohio Marijuana Card, we will help you every step of the way. If you have any questions, you can call our patient support staff at (866) 457-5559. You can book your appointment with them or you can schedule an appointment online right now.
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