Most patients use marijuana for chronic pain, and particularly lower back pain. Anxiety, insomnia and migraine headaches are some of the most frequent illnesses treated by medical cannabis.
Outside of its well documented pain control, it relaxes muscles, reducing the spasticity of Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis and spinal cord trauma. It eases the aggressive emotional and physical outbursts found in Alzheimer’s disease, Tourette’s syndrome and alcoholism. Having shown significant results in patients’ with immune or inflammatory mediated illnesses, medical cannabis is being researched for its effect on diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis. As the list of illnesses continues to grow, we are happy to see the results in our patients’ faces and lives.