“Does Medial Marijuana help” Arthritis?
Let’s talk about it ! Does medical marijuana help Arthritis?
This question begs more information wouldn’t you s, , to fully discuss “does medical marijuana help arthritis” let’s define
the definition of arthritis.
Disclaimer – We are not doctors nor do we pretend to be, we have been in the medical field for forty plus years, we have extensive research and have cared for patients up close and in person. We hope to educate and continue to be advocates for patients, families, and community.
Per MedicineNet the medical definition of “Arthritis” is the Inflammation of a joint. When joints are inflamed they can develop stiffness, warmth, swelling, redness and pain. There are over 100 types of arthritis. (see osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, lupus, gout, pseudogout).
Today we will focus on RA, also known as rheumatoid arthritis.
For those of you who are not aware this is painful and can be a debilitating disease.It can present its ugly head at any time. This is a chronic condition.
Symptoms of Arthritis are many including the following,
Fatigue, pain, depression, swelling, stiffness, redness to affected area.
These symptoms can and will fluctuate, with difficulty in knowing how long a “ flare-up will last “, however, it tends to follow a pattern with pain, swelling, and stiffness.
As you can imagine this would affect your daily life activities and outings/trips would have to be well-thought-out including handicap asses ability.
This wicked disease would no doubt be a challenge to deal with emotionally as well, as this does affect the family unit.
Many of our patient’s voice they feel like a burden not just physically, but knowing “ can’t really make plans to I can no longer work to support or bring anything to the table.
We have been told “ they feel isolated, and their friends and family advised them because they do not know what to s, .”
We strongly encourage support groups, often your doctor’s office can provide information for support groups
So we have reviewed some basics, now let’s talk about medical marijuana and the benefits.
Cannabis aka marijuana used as medicine is nothing new. In fact has been dated to 2000 BC.
The list is growing as more research is being done to how many illnesses, ailments could be better managed when treated with cannabis.
We encourage you to research if Marijuana has become legal where you reside, it is legal in 28 states in the USA and predicted it will become legal all across the board.
Cannabis stops the transmission of pain and decreases inflammation. 50 million patients in the USA report this has improved their quality of life .
It is recorded Cannabis this is twenty times more effective than aspirin for inflammation as well as insomnia.
Scarlett and I will continue to research and send you guys updates.
In conclusion, we would like to remove the negative stigma. Many people that are not familiar with the positive, amazing benefits, that cannabis offers, will automatically think of Cheech and Chong, “ stoners “ , addicts and someone simply wanting to get high.
This is not what we are about, we are healthcare professionals and are about education and being advocates for a better quality of life. Choices are empowering, do you not agree?
It amazes us that some doctors admit being slow to offer and discuss with patients “ until more stigma is removed from the association of Cannabis.”
if you would like to check out CBD oil which is already legalized JUST CLICK HERE.
We believe again, patients and families deserve to be educated, so they can decide what is the best plan of treatment so they can determine what THEIR quality of life is to them.
Thank you for stopping by, please share your thoughts and what you would like to learn more about.
Elaine & Scarlett