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How Cannabis Benefits Patients with Spinal Muscular Atrophy

Cannabis has been found to be beneficial for many health conditions, chronic illnesses, and chronic disorders. You see, the body has its own natural endocannabinoid system made up of cannabinoid receptors in the brain and nerves of the body. Cannabis naturally binds to our cells and helps them function.

One of the many ways that cannabis has been found to be beneficial is with spinal muscular atrophy. Spinal muscular atrophy is a chronic, permanent medical condition in which the interface between the brain and the muscles is broken. This can cause difficulties with movement that eventually progresses to atrophied, useless muscles. Every patient that has spinal muscular atrophy ends up in a wheelchair at some point.

However, some people are being able to stop or slow the progression of the disorder. Whether different medications work to slow the progression or not depends on many factors, such as the genetic markers and what type of spinal muscular atrophy the patient has. However, cannabis has been found to have remarkable effects.

The CBD in cannabis helps to treat neurological disorders such as spinal muscular atrophy by regenerating cells and improving brain function, both of which are important for improving the condition and limiting symptoms. The THC in medical marijuana helps to relax the muscles and relieves inflammation that can cause stiffness and swelling.

If you or a loved one has spinal muscular atrophy and you want to slow or stop the progression, you might want to try medical cannabis. Come into our establishment today to learn more or get started with treatment.

Schedule your appointment today to get your medical marijuana card.


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