The way that medical marijuana works to treat muscle spams is by first being able to reduce inflammation by lowering your immune system’s inflammatory proteins response to an injury. Second THC and CBD also lower your feelings of pain by affecting to endocannabinoid system by binding to the receptors throughout your body that help lower your feelings of pain. It has the ability to significantly reduce muscle spasticity and muscle tremors. Where medical cannabis has been shown to be most beneficial is with patients suffering from multiple sclerosis. In clinical trials patients with multiple sclerosis where giving marijuana containing both THC and CBD compounds in one group and a placebo in another group. The trial lasted 12 weeks long and the cannabis treated group reported a reduction in muscle spasticity and a higher quality of life. Other studies conducted have also shown that medical marijuana has successfully lowered the intensity and the rate of muscle spams compared to therapy aimed at lowering muscle spasticity. Medical marijuana can be administered through smoking, edibles or as an applied topical allowing patients to pick their best form of administration.
About Muscles Spasms
Muscle spasms are defined as an involuntary contraction of a muscle. It can happen for many reasons but it is primarily caused by dehydration, muscle fatigue, and electrolyte abnormalities but have also happened as a side effect of traditional medication. They can happen suddenly and can be felt anywhere from a few seconds to a few hours and the intensity of pain can range from mild to discomfort to extremely painful contractions. The biggest problem with severe muscle spams is that it can lead to serious injuries such as muscle strains or tears in a person’s ligaments or tendons. Muscle spasms have also been linked with Lou Gehrig’s disease, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, spinal injuries and other neurological impairments. Current medications to treat muscle spasms include muscle relaxers such as Valium and Robaxin that also bring with them side effects such as dizziness and the possibility of addiction.