Arthritis And Marijuana

What is Arthritis?

Arthritis is a condition involving one or more joints becoming inflamed, which can result in multiple issues including pain, stiffness, limited maneuverability, and swelling. While the two most common types of arthritis are rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis, there are actually over 100 different types of arthritis documented. Recently, more patients have been using medical marijuana for arthritis treatment Some of the most common symptoms include the following:

*Joint pain/swelling

*Unable to move the joint very much

*Red skin around the joint


*Warmth around the joint

Arthritis and Medical Marijuana

There are virtually millions of Americans who suffer from arthritis, which has led it to become the most common cause of all disabilities throughout the country. Another issue is that arthritis will continue to become a problem as the "baby boomer" generation starts to get older. medical marijuana for arthritis medical condition

As previously stated, arthritis is a disorder involving painful inflammation of the joints, and there are more than 100 different types of this disorder. Arthritis has become perhaps the most chronic illness in the United States, and it's also one that has cost many patients billions of dollars each and every year. In fact, a Stanford University study found that patients who suffer from arthritis will incur a collective amount of approximately $56 billion in both medical bills and loss of work every year due to suffering from this disability.

Presently, there are more than 100 different types of medication that are being used to try and help treat arthritis; however, a vast majority of these drugs also come with some serious side effects. This has led to many arthritis patients to make the decision to use medical marijuana to help ease their pain. Not to mention this is an alternative that is also affordable and natural, and it also is devoid of many of the dangerous side effects that are present in some of the more common arthritis medications. Those who have used medical marijuana to treat their arthritis have reported being able to move their joints better, as well as not experiencing a great deal of pain and not having to resort to using other medications as much.

Recent research studies have also shown that using medical marijuana as a treatment for arthritis can be extremely effective. This study stated that cannibinoids can be considered as a viable form of treatment for not just arthritis, but other forms of inflammatory diseases as well. Additionally, further studies have shown that the THC component of cannabis is an extremely effective painkiller, and that the CBD, or cannibidiol, component of medical marijuana contains "unique immunomodulatory" benefits for those who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis.

If you are someone who suffers from arthritis of any kind and are interested in learning more information regarding exactly how a treatment such as medical marijuana can help you and ease your pain, don't hesitate to make an appointment as soon as possible with a physician in your area who is qualified to deal with this particular matter. Before you know it, you will be on your way to improving your quality of life and living as pain free as possible! 

 If you or someone you know suffers from arthritis and would like more information regarding whether medical marijuana can help you overcome it, don't hesitate to find a medical marijuana doctor & book an appointment through today or locate a dispensary near you here.

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12 Oct 2016

By Weed monster