Medical Marijuana & Arthritis
Medical Marijuana and Arthritis
According to the CDC (Center For Disease Control), 23% of all adults suffer from arthritis, this is roughly 54 million people. Of those, 24 million adults are limited in their daily activities and more than 1 in 4 adults report severe joint pain. The most common solution to relieve the pain is the use of prescription drugs.
With the rampant use and abuse of opioids, more and more attention has gone into medical marijuana research as a safe alternative. It has been shown that medical marijuana can relieve long-term pain. This is a major symptom of Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Benefits for Rheumatoid Arthritis
Medical marijuana has more than 100 chemicals that can affect both your body and mind. Two of these chemicals that scientist know the most about through endless research are THC and CBD.
THC is the chemical that makes you feel “high” and euphoric when smoked, vaped, or eaten. The other chemical, CBD, doesn’t affect your brain in this way. For this reason, countless patients prefer the oil form of CBD for medical uses.
Rheumatoid Arthritis is an autoimmune disease that can make your joints stiff, tender and very painful. This is very common in effecting your hands and feet. However, it can also affect many non-joint structures including
- Salivary Glands
- Nerve Tissue
- Bone Marrow
- Blood Vessels
While the long-time federal ban on marijuana means studies on humans have been few up until recently. However, the results of recent studies suggest that people with rheumatic diseases such as arthritis suggests that medical marijuana can help with:
- Curb Morning Pain
- Improve Sleep
- Lower Inflammation In Joints
- Increased Mood
- Curb Nausea
Is Cannabis Right for You?
The best way to answer this is to speak with your local Medical Marijuana Doctor. They can help guide you through possible side effects, legal considerations for you state, and which form and at what dosage will help you the most.
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