Medical Cannabis for Spinal Cord Diseases
Similar to Multiple Sclerosis, Spinal Cord Injury could also lead to spasticity. Marijuana is able to relieve muscle spasticity in a safer way than traditional medicine. Medical marijuana is also able to fight against the pain that is very present in spinal cord diseases. Many studies show that cannabis can limit neurological damage. The cannabinoids help to reduce pro-inflammatory cytokines and delay atrophy and degeneration. It preserves the white matter around the injured area and protects the myelin sheath surrounding the spinal cord.