Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disabling disease of central nervous system (brain and spinal cord), where the immune system attacks the protective sheath (myelin) that covers nerve fibers and causes communication problems between your brain and the rest of your body. Some people develop debilitating symptoms that get worst over time. Medical Marijuana can alleviate some of these symptoms, such as muscle spasticity.

Zen Cannabis Clinic offers medical marijuana for Multiple Sclerosis treatment

Multiple Sclerosis: What is it?

Multiple sclerosis “MS” is an “autoimmune” disease that causes vision problems, numbness and tingling, and muscle weakness or spasms.

Multiple Sclerosis: What are the symptoms?

MS can cause many symptoms, but not everyone with MS has all of them. Generally, MS symptoms include numbness, tingling, muscle weakness or spasms, vision problems, feeling off balance, or trouble ambulating.

Multiple Sclerosis: Are there different forms?

Yes. MS has different types depending on how it progresses. One of the most common types is “relapsing-remitting MS”, which means the symptoms come and go. Each flare up is called an “attack”. You can feel pretty normal between attacks. If symptoms steadily get worse even when you are not having attacks, this type is called “secondary progressive MS”.

Multiple Sclerosis: How is it treated?

It depends on the type of MS. The attacks are usually treated with steroids. There are several different medicines to prevent attacks (these medications are called “disease-modifying treatments”. Unfortunately, they do not cure the disease but they lower chances of a flare up. Sometimes it is necessary to relieve symptoms of MS. This can help improve your quality of life. This can be achieved with medical marijuana, muscle relaxants, or pain medications.Zen cannabis Clinic will work with you to find the right product for you, to assist you with muscle spasms, insomnia, and other life-limiting symptoms.