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Medical Cannabis and Movement Disorders

Involuntary movements of the limbs can become more or less active as people get neurological diseases. This is called a “movement disorder.” MedlinePlus, a journal from the U.S. Library of Medicine, talks about the six-movement disorders. Ataxia and dystonia are the two most common, but there are many more. Ataxia, on the other hand, is progressive reduction coordination. Dystonia, on the other hand, is a group of involuntary muscular contractions that twist and hurt. There are many ways to treat movement disorders, from taking medicine to going to physical therapy.

Handbook of Clinical Neurology also says that medical cannabis can help people with movement disorders, which can make them more difficult to move, The 1999 study, “Cannabis in Movement Disorders,” said that even though there haven’t been any controlled studies, there is enough evidence that cannabinoids can help people with Tourette’s syndrome, Parkinson’s disease, and some types of tremor and dystonia.

Symptoms, Causes, & Treatments of Movement Disorders

MedlinePlus also talks about Huntington’s Disease and Parkinson’s Disease, tremors and Tourette Syndrome, as well as ataxia and dystonia. Medicines, Infections, damage to the brain or spinal cord or peripheral nerves, stroke, toxins, vascular diseases, and metabolic disorders, are some of the things that could cause movement disorders. There is no cure for movement disorders, but treatment can help ease the symptoms and reduce the pain they cause for a long time.

Medications can be used to treat a wide range of movement disorders, but “each needs a lot of attention and diagnosis,” says News-Medical.net. People who have movement disorders can also take GABA analogs, antipsychotic drugs,  benzodiazepines, and beta-blockers, to help them move more smoothly.

THC and CBD and Movement Disorders

There is a report from the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society about how medical cannabis can help people with certain types of movement disorders. Doctor Nestor Galvez Jimenez says that after Florida accepted the drug, “not a day goes by without having to respond to the question about how cannabis can help people with Parkinson’s disease.” It doesn’t appear that it tends to help with symptoms or dystopia, but Dr. Galvez Jimenez did say that “cannabinoids may be efficient in Sclerosis, central pain, and spasm.”

There were also positive results from medical cannabis for “dementia, anorexia nervosa,  agitation in Alzheimer’s, PTSD, psychotic symptoms, and anxiety, Huntington’s disease, and Tourette syndrome, dyskinesia in Parkinson’s disease, and agitation in Alzheimer’s and dementia.” As expected, a lot of other studies show that medical cannabis can help people with anorexia and Alzheimer’s disease.

“More well-designed studies that look at the long and short-term effectiveness, safety, and reduced side effects of marijuana for medicinal use, as well as the mechanisms that make it possible, are needed,” says the journal.

People who have severe depilation disorders still benefit from the plant’s properties. Even though more research indicates that medicinal marijuana can lessen the unpleasant side effects of some types of movement disorders, the plants’ properties still help many people.

*DigiDrs is not offering this as professional medical advice. Do not attempt to self diagnose, or prescribe treatment based on the information provided in these pages. Consult a physician before making decisions on the treatment of any of these medical conditions.

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