Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in New York
Studies have shown that medicinal cannabis can help treat the symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis (MS).
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Multiple sclerosis remains a mystery and presents in various forms. This makes a rule-out diagnosis necessary to eliminate similar conditions before identifying MS. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) helps identify the areas of the brain and spinal cord where lesions appear.
Malfunctioning immune cells attack body systems and cause attacks (flares) in a person who copes with issues of mobility and cognition already. Lesions identify locations where the layer of protection (myelin) covering a nerve came under attack and no longer functions due to deterioration. The lesions will interrupt or block communication between the nerve and the area it services.
Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis
Nerves that deteriorate in the brain will affect each individual differently.
Various signs and symptoms could appear such as the following:
- Vertigo – a specific type of dizziness
- Blurry or double vision
- Complete loss of vision in one eye at time – with pain
- Stuttering or slurred speech
- Surging electrical sensations, especially when bending the neck forward
- Numb or weak limbs on one side of the body (or legs and trunk)
- Pain and tingling in various parts of the body
- Tremors, unsteady walking, and lack of coordination
- Bladder and bowel malfunctions
Medical Marijuana as Part of a Multiple Sclerosis Treatment Plan
Cannabis has been widely used to treat MS symptoms for many years with significant patient-reported success. Citiva Medical has designed specific cannabinoid ratio medications which correspond to specific symptoms of MS such as spasticity, spasms, bladder problems, tremors, pain, and insomnia.
The State of New York has a high number of MS patients, and we look forward to beginning observational trials surrounding the effects of our specialized MS-targeted medicines.
Research on Multiple Sclerosis and Cannabis Based Treatments
For more information on medicinal cannabis being used to treat MS, please click on the following links:
Efficacy of tetrahydrocannabinol in patients refractory to standard antiemetic therapy. Efficacy, safety and tolerability of an orally administered cannabis extract in the treatment of spasticity in patients with multiple sclerosis: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover study
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