Neurodegenerative Disease

Neurodegenerative Disorders

A neurological disorder is a disorder of the body’s nervous system. Structural, biochemical or electrical abnormalities in the brain, spinal cord, or in the nerves leading to or from them, can result in symptoms such as paralysis, muscle weakness, poor coordination, loss of sensation, seizures, confusion, pain and altered levels of consciousness.

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

The active ingredients in cannabis — tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) — are called cannabinoids. They are believed to work as antioxidants and as anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective agents, and for these reason might slow or prevent further damage to nerve cells in ALS.

Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy

As there is no cure for CTE, there is a lot of Anecdotal evidence that cannabis can help alleviate symptoms associated with CTE. Common symptom of CTE that marijuana can help with is mood control, pain, appetite and more. 

Epilepsy

If you or a loved one suffers epilepsy, medical marijuana may help with symptoms of epilepsy. MMJ has been known to help reduce seizures. It has been found that Medical Marijuana helps the receptors in the body function better. This helps reduce the number of seizures in some patients. It also helps manage with abnormal sensations and other ailments. 

Dyskinetic Spastic Limb Movement Disorder

Dyskinesia refers to a category of movement disorders that are characterized by involuntary muscle movements, including movements similar to tics or chorea and diminished voluntary movements. Dyskinesia can be anything from a slight tremor of the hands to an uncontrollable movement of the upper body or lower extremities.

The cannabis plant contains cannabinoids, which are compounds that interact with receptors in the central nervous system to produce some unique biological effects and to improve symptoms of disease in a variety of movement disorders. Several research studies have shown how dyskinesia and spastic movement disorders received remarkable improvements as a result of the consumption of medicinal marijuana for treatment.

Huntington's Disease

Patients suffering from HD are experiencing great results while using Medical Marijuana. The chemicals found in marijuana help our bodies receptors to function better and alleviate symptoms common with Huntington's Disease. Not only does marijuana help with rapid movements it also can help with symptoms from Chorea.

Multiple Sclerosis

Marijuana is known to help reduce muscle spasm and stiffness in patients suffering from MS. It also common for patients to get relief from pain, nausea, tremors, and other symptoms associated MS.

Intractable Seizures

If you or a loved one suffers epilepsy, medical marijuana may help with symptoms of epilepsy. MMJ has been known to help reduce seizures. It has been found that Medical Marijuana helps the receptors in the body function better. This helps reduce the number of seizures in some patients. It also helps manage with abnormal sensations and other ailments. 

Parkinson's Disease

Just like other neurological disease's, Parkinson's Disease sufferers can find relief in Medical Marijuana. One of the biggest benefits patients report is the reduced tremors experienced. Patients also report improvements in mood, pain and discomfort from MS. 

Spinal Cord Injuries

If you or a loved one are suffering from a Spinal Cord Injury then Medical Marijuana may help. Cannabis has been proven to be effective in helping treat symptoms of Spinal Cord Injuries. It has been known to help with nerve pain, chronic pain, nausea and other symptoms in patients with Spinal Cord Injuries.

Tourettes

Marijuana has been found to help the bodies nerves and receptors to work more appropriately. Along with other conditions, marijuana helps reduce muscle spasms and spasticity. 

Traumatic Brain Injury

Many of the symptoms associated with TBI can be relieved using mmj. Also known for being a neuro protectant cannabis can help receptors in the brain function more properly. Medical Marijuana can also help combat loss of appetite, pain, mood disorders, and other symptoms patients suffering from TBI may be experiencing. 

Neurodegenerative Disorders that Qualify for MMJ

  • Alzheimer’s
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) (Lou Gehrig’s Disease)
  • Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE)
  • Epilepsy
  • Huntington’s Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Tourette's
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • And Other Neurological Disorders

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How To Get Medical Marijuana For Neurodegenerative Disorder

Pennsylvania and Ohio have approved many Neurodegenerative Disorder's as recognized qualifying condition for the State Medical Marijuana Program. Getting your Medical Marijuana card is Simple!!

Contact Releaf Specialists for an appointment with a state approved Medical Marijuana Doctor

Send us Any proof of you valid Diagnosis. Most information can be retrieved from your online health records.

Register for the State Medical Marijuana Program

Visit a Licensed Dispensary

 

**Releaf Specialists can help any patient who has not been diagnosed by a Healthcare professional. We recognize some patients may use marijuana and "self-medicate." We offer FREE assessment to help you obtain Anxiety or PTSD diagnosis to become eligible for the medical marijuana program.

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