Spasticity is defined as involuntary increased tone of muscles leading to stiffness or spasms. This can interfere with movement and is associated with pain. Some muscle spasms can be due to damaged nerve pathways in the brain or spinal cord. Muscle spasms can also be associated with traumatic brain injuries, strokes, Cerebral palsy, MS, or ALS. Patients in the state of Texas can qualify for medical marijuana for troubling muscle spasms.

Muscle spasticity can also be treated with other medications or interventions. Some of these medications are muscle relaxants, such as Baclofen or Tizanidine. Botox injections can also be used to treat spasticity. You can talk with your physician about possible options.

Medical Marijuana prescribed in the state of Texas, could help alleviate some of the spasticity, especially if spasticity is related to neurological disorders. Zen cannabis clinic will help you find the right product for your condition.

Epilepsy: What are seizures?

Seizures are waves of abnormal electrical activity in the brain. The brain contains billions of neurons (nerve cells) that communicate via electrical impulses with one another. During a seizure, there is excessive electrical activity in the brain. This can make you pass out, move or behave strangely. Most seizures last only a few seconds or minutes. 

Epilepsy is a condition that causes people to have repeated seizures.

There are different kinds of seizures. “Tonic Clonic” or “grand mal” seizures causes people to pass out and have muscle stiffness followed by jerking movements. People who have other types of seizures have less dramatic changes, such as shaking movements in one part of their body, or suddenly stop responding and stare for a few seconds.

Epilepsy: How are seizures treated?

The right treatment for seizures depends on the cause of them. If seizures are due to an infection, you will need to treat the infection. But if you have repeated seizures, you will probably need anti-seizure medicines, or “anti-convulsant” medicine. Recently Texas authorized the use of medical marijuana for patients who have diagnoses of Seizure Disorders. You should speak with your neurologist prior to taking medical marijuana. Zen Cannabis Clinic works with you to find the right combination of THC/CBD.