Spinal Cord Injury/Disease
What is a Spinal Cord Injury/Disease?
Spinal cord injuries are caused by trauma to the spine, when dislodged bone fragment, ligaments, or disc material damage the spinal tissue on impact. Spinal cord injuries are divided into two categories: complete and incomplete. At the “complete” level, the patient experiences total function loss below the location of injury. “Incomplete” refers to a partial loss of function with varying degrees of severity between patients. A spinal cord injury disrupts the signals between your body and your brain.
Can Medical Marijuana help treat Spinal Cord Injury/Disease?
Today medical marijuana offers patients an alternative regimen that treats these relentless and unpleasant symptoms that can take such a toll on life quality. Cannabis has long been determined as effective for addressing neuropathic pain. Its use has been found to be among the most effective pain relief treatments for people with spinal cord injuries.
Cannabinoids administered shortly following spinal cord injury stimulates neuroprotective response, limiting damage. Most relief of pain associated with spinal cord injury found to come from massage and marijuana use.