Neurological Disorders & Medical Marijuana

A Neurological Disorder is any malady that affects the body's nervous system. Structural, biochemical or electrical abnormalities are responsible nerve dysfunction, which inevitably lead to many Neurological conditions and symptoms


Symptoms

  • muscle weakness
  • poor coordination
  • sensation, seizures
  • pain and altered levels of consciousness
  • paralysis
  • loss of mental control
  • confusion

Pharmaceutical Painkillers - Kill more than Heroin and Cocaine Combined

2012, sales of prescription painkillers in America  have risen 300% (since 1999) and have contributed to 14,800 overdose deaths (2008), more than cocaine and heroin combined."

-- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)


Medical Doctors Testimonials - Medical Marijuana and Headaches

 

"I have seen many patients with chronic pain, muscle spasms, nausea, anorexia, and other unpleasant symptoms obtain significant — often remarkable — relief from cannabis medicines, well beyond what had been provided by traditional (usually opiate-based) pain relievers."

-- David Hadorn, MD, Ph.D., Medical Consultant to GW Pharmaceuticals


Barth Wilsey, M.D., University of California Davis Medical Center, reported that patients who do not respond to, or cannot handle the side effects of prescription medications, often find relief from  neuropathic pain by smoking cannabis cigarettes or inhaling vaporized Cannabis with moderate levels of THC.  In a 2008 study published in the Journal of Pain,  Dr. Wilsey, MD, reported on the effect of various dose amounts of THC and found that Medical Cannabis is a viable alternative to Opioids. At the crux, Dr. Wilsey asks, why take massive doses when a little will do? 


“My work has shown that low doses of Cannabis alleviates pain,”
 

"You can’t overdose from cannabis unless you take extraordinary amounts, unlike opioids.  That’s why people are allowed to take cannabis without a prescription where it is legal. They can take enough to alleviate the pain immediately — another benefit of smoked or vaporized cannabis. You don’t have to take it repeatedly if pain goes away.

-- Dr. Wilsey, MD


Another Medical Cannabis Physician,  Dr. Shackelford, reports that his patients benefit from Medical Marijuana regimens, including a 103-year-old woman with narcotic pain.

 

“The more I researched, the more information I uncovered, and the more reasonable it seemed to consider Cannabis as a medical option for patients. Ultimately, it’s based on outcomes and safety. I found that not to consider it when appropriate was to ignore a treatment option that could have significant benefits for a great many people.”

-- Dr. Shackelford, MD


Finding the Right Medical Marijuana Product

Typically, patients that self medicate, have a very loose understanding about Medical Cannabis science and dose according to hearsay combined with their own trial and error, but fail to take  advantage of recent advances in scientific knowledge.  A knowledgeable Marijuana Doctor can identify the right Medical Marijuanastrain or product, with better results for a given condition.  For example, a strain high in CBD combined with moderate quantities of psychoactive THC affords many patients with effective pain relief, with balanced calming effects, without an overwhelming high. 


MMJDOCTORONLINE Notes: The following studies provide a definitive scientific basis and deeper understanding for Medical Marijuana Doctors that wish to indicate Medical Cannabis. Our Medical Marijuana Doctors provide 420 Evaluations and Recommendations, and California MMJ Cards, here online, allowing patients to quickly and easily access Medical Marijuana.


Further Reading 

Cannabinoids Among Most Promising Approaches to Treating Neuropathic Pain

Cannabis-based medicine in central pain in multiple sclerosis

Cannabis in painful HIV-associated sensory neuropathy

Two cannabis based medicinal extracts for relief of central neuropathic pain

Analgesic effect of the synthetic cannabinoid CT-3 on chronic neuropathic pain

Analgesic effect of the cannabinoid analogue nabilone

Cannabis effective at relieving pain after major surgery

Cannabinoids, in combination with (NSAIDS), produce a synergistic analgesic effect

Cannabinoids Among Most Promising Approaches to Treating Neuropathic Pain,

Cannabinoid analgesia as a potential new therapeutic option

Nabilone significantly reduces spasticity-related pain?

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