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Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

Natural Green Remedies

Medical Cannabis Physician & Wellness and Aesthetic Specialist located in Philadelphia, PA

Medical cannabis is a natural alternative to drugs for the disabling symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS). Natural Green Remedies in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and the surrounding New Jersey area, provides recommendations for medical marijuana to qualifying patients with MS. Call or book an appointment online today to learn more about the benefits of medical cannabis for MS.

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Q & A

What is multiple sclerosis?

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic medical condition that affects your central nervous system. MS causes your immune system to attack the protective layer of myelin that covers your nerve fibers. This causes inflammation and nerve damage that disrupts the way your brain communicates with the rest of your body. 

What are the symptoms of multiple sclerosis?

Symptoms of MS can be debilitating, with some patients losing the ability to walk on their own or at all. MS symptoms vary widely, based on the severity of the nerve damage and which nerves the disease affects. 

Common MS symptoms include:

  • Overwhelming fatigue
  • Difficulty walking
  • Muscle spasms
  • Chronic pain
  • Numbness in the legs or feet
  • Muscle weakness
  • Vision problems or vision loss
  • Tremors
  • Cognitive issues
  • Difficulty balancing

Many people with MS experience periods of new symptoms, or relapses, followed by months or years of disease remission. 

What treatment slows the progression of multiple sclerosis?

There’s no cure for MS, but treatment can slow the progression of the disease and relieve symptoms. Traditional medicine focuses on treating MS with oral or intravenous medications, but the team at Natural Green Remedies offers a natural alternative with medical cannabis.

How does medical cannabis treat multiple sclerosis?

The American Academy of Neurology recommends medical cannabis for certain MS symptoms, including muscle spasticity and pain. 

An abundance of research shows that MS patients who take medical cannabis experience greater relief from muscle stiffness and spasticity as well as general pain reduction compared to those who receive a placebo. 

How do I know if medical cannabis is right for me?

If you have MS and live in Pennsylvania or New Jersey, you may qualify for a medical marijuana card. The best way to find out if you’re a good candidate for medical marijuana is to schedule a consultation at Natural Green Remedies. Your doctor answers any questions you may have about the risks and benefits of using medical cannabis for MS. 

If you decide to try cannabis treatment, they write you a recommendation for a medical marijuana identification card. You may designate a registered caregiver to obtain medical cannabis for you if MS symptoms make it difficult to move around. For Pennsylvania, all patients and caregivers must have proof of Pennsylvania residency in the form of a Pennsylvania driver's license or a Pennsylvania state-issued ID card with their current address.

To find relief from debilitating MS symptoms with medical cannabis, call Natural Green Remedies, or book an appointment online today.