Medical Marijuana Relieves Arthritis
According to the CDC, 58.5 million Americans suffer from arthritis.
Approximately 20% of the U.S. population suffers from pain associated with arthritis. In the worst cases, they suffer limited mobility from that pain. People’s lives are depleted when they suffer from arthritis.
What Exactly is Arthritis?
Arthritis is a chronic condition that leads to inflammation of the joints and surrounding tissues. It can be caused by wear and tear, injury, or infection.
The most common form is osteoarthritis (OA), but there are several other types as well. Individuals suffering from arthritis may experience pain in their joints, swelling, stiffness, and decreased range of motion.
In some cases, it may lead to disability if left untreated. There are many different kinds of arthritis but traditional treatment options include painkillers such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen; physical therapy; exercise programs; diet changes; steroid injections; acupuncture–even surgery!
Medical cannabis has been shown to relieve inflammation effectively without causing side effects associated with conventional prescription medicines like adverse reactions.
Arthritis affects people young and old, and it causes a great deal of discomfort.
Arthritis is a degenerative disease that causes the joints to become inflamed. Arthritis most commonly affects people over the age of 65, but it can occur at any age, even during childhood or adolescence.
The condition is chronic; it will not go away on its own and requires treatment to relieve pain. It also results in loss of mobility, which means that you may have trouble moving around as much as you used to before developing arthritis symptoms such as pain or stiffness in your joints.
How do you end up with arthritis?
Arthritis isn’t contagious—but it does run in families sometimes. You can be genetically predisposed to develop arthritis, and you can also develop it through increased inflammation in the body.
One of the top reasons for inflammation in the body is stress. Stress creates inflammation, and inflammation leads to arthritic pain.
The good news here for patients is that one of cannabis’s greatest contributions to overall health is the ability to help reduce stress. Less stress, less inflammation.
A lot of people don’t get arthritis until they’re older (the average age at onset is around 55), but some kids can get it too! Generally, though, it comes with age and use of joints. And with inflammation.
There’s no cure for arthritis yet but there are lots of treatments available if yours starts getting bad enough that everyday tasks become difficult or impossible for you to do on your own.
There are different kinds of arthritis.
There are many types of arthritis. The most common forms include osteoarthritis (OA), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), juvenile idiopathic arthritis, reactive arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis.
Some other less common forms include psoriatic arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), Sjogren’s syndrome, and gout.
All of them come with pain.
What are the traditional treatments for arthritis?
There are several traditional treatments for arthritis, including:
- Anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). These include ibuprofen, aspirin and naproxen. These medications can help reduce swelling and pain. However, they should be used with caution because they can cause stomach ulcers or heart problems if you take them too often or at high doses.
- Painkillers (also called analgesics). Morphine is one example of this type of medication; it’s used to treat severe pain resulting from surgery or cancer treatment but may also be prescribed for chronic joint pain caused by osteoarthritis. Other options include codeine sulfate tablets or patches containing fentanyl—both of which come with risks related to addiction and withdrawal symptoms if taken for extended periods of time. Some people may find these medications work well enough on their own without needing additional relief from other types of drugs like NSAIDs mentioned above; however there are many side effects associated with taking opioid-based analgesics long term due to their addictive nature so consult your doctor before deciding whether this is the right choice for you!
- Physical therapy exercises that help strengthen muscles around joints help improve range motion while reducing stress on affected areas such as hips, knees, ankles etc.
Medical cannabis is recommended for the treatment of inflammation of the joints.
Since inflammation is the body’s natural response to injury or infection, it’s not surprising that chronic pain affects so many people.
Did you know, though, that inflammation is also the body’s natural response to stress?
Inflammation causes swelling and pain, which can lead to discomfort and decreased mobility. Fortunately, medical marijuana is known for its anti-inflammatory properties. As a result, cannabis can reduce inflammation in the body and relieve pain associated with arthritis.
Marijuana or cannabinoids–substances derived from cannabis – are recommended for patients suffering from rheumatoid arthritis–a chronic autoimmune disease that leads to stiffness in the joint, swelling, and pain.
Medical marijuana eases pain. The THC in it works directly on pain, and the CBD–another important cannabinoid–reduces inflammation. What this means for mmj patients is an overall reduction in pain stemming from arthritis.
With its anti-inflammatory properties, marijuana is able to relieve the symptoms of arthritis in patients.
Arthritis is an inflammatory condition that causes pain, swelling and stiffness in the joints. Its symptoms are caused by inflammation of the joints, which is the body’s response to injury or irritation. Inflammation is characterized by redness, warmth and swelling in the affected area.
It helps protect against invasion by bacteria and other harmful substances as your body tries to heal itself from infection or injury.
However, if it continues for too long without being treated properly it can cause damage to healthy tissue around your joints which can lead to severe pain and discomfort in your daily life activities such as walking up stairs or getting out of bed without assistance.
Medical marijuana can provide great relief for arthritis pain without harsh side effects like those associated with conventional prescription medicines.
- Medical marijuana is a natural alternative to prescription drugs.
- Marijuana has been used for centuries to treat pain.
- Marijuana has a very low risk for addiction.
- Studies have shown that medical cannabis can be effective in treating chronic pain and other symptoms associated with arthritis, including sleep disturbance, depression, anxiety and muscle spasms (spasticity).
If you are ready to try medical weed for your arthritis today, call TeleLeaf at (540) 500-4842.
We are here for you and ready to guide you through the simple 3-step process that will get you on your path to healing without all the side effects.
It’s as easy as:
- Register online – Click here to register
- Meet with one of our doctors on the phone through our secure, HIPAA-compliant telehealth portal
- Get access to your medical marijuana pharmacy in Louisiana
And if you don’t live in Louisiana, TeleLeaf still can help, because we assist medical marijuana patients in 19 different states.
TeleLeaf is created for the patient, by the patient. Our doctors are experts in medical cannabis, and our patient advocates are dedicated professionals who happen to be patients, too. We make the process quick and simple from the comfort of your own home.
Call us today to get started on your journey to holistic wellness.