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Arthritis

Treating Arthritis with Medical Marijuana

Does Medical Marijuana help with Arthritis?

Research has shown a direct link between the body’s endocannabinoid system during the development of arthritis as well as its role as a therapeutic target. The CB2 receptor, which has an anti-inflammatory effect when activated, is believed to play a critical role. Medical Marijuana activates that receptor, leading to a reduction in joint pain. Arthritis is a painful condition and is the number one cause of disability in adults.

Does Medical Marijuana help with Arthritis?

Research has shown a direct link between the body’s endocannabinoid system during the development of arthritis as well as its role as a therapeutic target. The CB2 receptor, which has an anti-inflammatory effect when activated, is believed to play a critical role. Medical Marijuana activates that receptor, leading to a reduction in joint pain. Arthritis is a painful condition and is the number one cause of disability in adults.

Symptoms of Arthritis:

  • Painful, stiff joints
  • Swelling around joints
  • Limited range of movement
  • Bone Spurs
  • Joints popping or cracking

Symptoms of Arthritis:

  • Painful, stiff joints
  • Swelling around joints
  • Limited range of movement
  • Bone Spurs
  • Joints popping or cracking
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Causes of Arthritis

The joints in our body, which are located between our bones, grant us flexibility and mobility. The joints are cushioned by cartilage which, over time, gets worn away. This is when bones start to rub against one another, leading to the pain and discomfort. While arthritis can form naturally, there are several factors which can increase the likelihood.

 

Causes of Arthritis

The joints in our body, which are located between our bones, grant us flexibility and mobility. The joints are cushioned by cartilage which, over time, gets worn away. This is when bones start to rub against one another, leading to the pain and discomfort. While arthritis can form naturally, there are several factors which can increase the likelihood.

Common Causes of Arthritis:

  • Joint Injuries
  • Gender
  • Age
  • Heredity
  • Overweight
  • Inactivity
  • Repetitive Strain

Common Causes of Arthritis:

•  Joint Injuries
•  Gender
•   Age
•   Heredity
•   Overweight
•   Inactivity
•   Repetitive Strain

Medical Marijuana for Arthritis

Research has shown that cannabinoids potentially have a tremendous impact on targeting neuropathic pain. However, evidence also shows that medical marijuana in Florida is tremendous for managing and treating pain in general. Results from studies show that marijuana may help patients with arthritis improve their sleep, decrease inflammation, and lower overall pain.  .

Medical Marijuana for Arthritis

Research has shown that cannabinoids potentially have a tremendous impact on targeting neuropathic pain. However, evidence also shows that medical marijuana in Florida is tremendous for managing and treating pain in general. Results from studies show that marijuana may help patients with arthritis improve their sleep, decrease inflammation, and lower overall pain.  .

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Medical Marijuana Doctor Near Me

Text: If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with Arthritis in Florida and are interested in how medical marijuana may be able to help you, take our qualification survey and schedule an appointment today!

Medical Marijuana Doctor Near Me

Text: If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with Arthritis in Florida and are interested in how medical marijuana may be able to help you, take our qualification survey and schedule an appointment today!

 

Read what others say about Medical Marijuana and Arthritis

AM, 54, Pensacola

AM, 54
Pensacola Medical Marijuana Doctor

– 3 months on medical cannabis
– Arthritis, insomnia, chronic pain
– Previously treated with a nonbenzodiazepine sleep medication

Chronic arthritis and insomnia have plagued me for decades. In addition, 2 joint replacement surgeries last year resulted in even more pain and sleeplessness. Although offered [a nonbenzodiazepine sleep medication] by my doctor, I hated taking it due to the side effects, let alone the threat of addition to this dangerous drug. Thanks to a medical marijuana prescription, I have achieved a consistent sleep pattern and pain management, without the risk of traditional medications. This should be an option for Americans in every state, and not held up due to lobbyists for large pharmaceuticals. I'm convinced there is no better, AND SAFER, option for me to live a comfortable and pain free life.

Jay, 57, Pensacola

Jay, 57
Pensacola Medical Marijuana Doctor

– 5 months on medical cannabis
– Severe and Chronic Pain, migraines, arthritis
– Previously treated with opioids

Off opioids. Blood sugar down. Whole body arthritis, off more pills. Multiple chronic conditions. Plants, not pills. My experiences are 100% positive; and I have regained the will, and desire, to face today....and tomorrow. NOTE: sharing my experience, not giving medical advice; each patient is different.

Emily, 32, Tallahassee medical marijuana clinic

Emily, 32
Tallahassee medical marijuana doctor

– 6 months on medical cannabis
– Lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, shrinking lung syndrome
– Previously treated with opioids, benzodiazepines

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Excerpt: "With the medical cannabis and coming off of all the narcotics and opioids, I'm able to function as more so myself these days. My pulmonary function tests have changed drastically. My diffusion capacity went from 0.14% to about 85% within the last year, so we're hoping to get me back to work within the next year depending on how this process goes..."