Medical Marijuana For Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Patients In Missouri
What is Multiple Sclerosis?
MS is an autoimmune disease that may affect the brain, spinal cord and optic nerve in the eyes. The condition can also cause issues with vision, balance, muscle control among other important body functions. The disease causes the immune system to attack myelin, a fatty material that wraps around nerve fibers to protect them. Without myelin, the nerves become damaged and scar tissue could form. The hinders the brain’s ability to send signals through the body correctly.
Multiple sclerosis (MS), one of the most common neurological diseases, can be one of the tougher diagnoses to cope with. At any given time, there are roughly 400,000 Americans living with MS, and over 11,000 of these individuals are living in the State of Missouri.
One of the most important things about MS is that the earlier you start treatment, the less likely you are to suffer from debilitating symptoms. There is no known cure for MS, but there are a few prescription medications on the market indicated to treat MS and its symptoms.
The good news for MS patients who live in Missouri is that they now have access to a promising treatment option - medical marijuana.
How Does Medical Marijuana Help to Relieve MS Symptoms?
Medical marijuana has been shown to help patients find relief from certain MS symptoms. One study published in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry found that the patients involved in the study who used medical marijuana saw big improvements in muscle stiffness. Improvements were also seen in body pain, sleep quality and spasms. Inflammation of neural tissue is a major factor for MS, and medical marijuana has been shown to have a positive effect on this. Several other investigations have exposed a link between medical marijuana and lower rates of depression among MS sufferers.
The National MS Society has stated its support for the rights of MS patients to work with qualified professionals to access medical marijuana for treatment. The support is based on the findings from the American Academy of Neurology that found oral cannabis extract are likely effective for reducing symptoms of spasticity and pain.
3 Easy Steps
Get approved to legally obtain, consume, transport and possess medical marijuana from a licensed Missouri marijuana dispensary.
Schedule an Appointment
Schedule your medical marijuana evaluation today. Book online or call our helpful Patient Support Center.
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Is Medical Marijuana Right For You?
Everyone is different. Medical Marijuana has the potential to provide significant relief for some people, and not as much for others. With medical marijuana now legal in Missouri, the choice is up to you! If you're interested in trying medical marijuana, but you don't want to get the "high" feeling often associated with the plant, don't worry! There are new medical marijuana products that isolate the plant's therapeutic compounds while eliminating much of the THC that is responsible for the "high".
You should definitely consult with a health professional if you’re interested in finding out more about how medical marijuana can help relieve your MS symptoms. Give us a call or send us a message if you’d like to know more about your options.
Missouri Marijuana Card Can Help You Obtain A Medical Marijuana Card!
Missouri Marijuana Card has doctor offices throughout the State of Missouri that specialize in helping qualifying patients access medical marijuana. If you’re interested in discussing whether medical marijuana is right for you, we're here to help you every step of the way. Give us a call, or schedule an appointment online for more information. You can also check out our frequently asked questions page.