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What are Muscle Spasms?
According to the North American Spine Society, muscle spasms are when one or more muscles suddenly, and involuntarily, contract. Numerous muscles within the body can develop muscle spasms, ranging from the smaller muscles within your hand all the way to your calf and the infamous “charley horse.” However, when muscle injury or overuse occurs, the patient may suffer from acute skeletal muscle spasms, which are typically resolved through hydration and stretching.
Widespread and chronic muscle spasms are typically signs of a more serious medical condition, such as a lack of oxygen or blood supply impacting the muscle. While muscle spasms are incredibly uncomfortable and can be very painful, they have been recognized as a qualifying condition for medical marijuana in Florida. If you or a loved one are suffering from ongoing muscle spasms, schedule an appointment with a medical marijuana doctor in Florida today!
Symptoms of Muscle Spasms
Symptoms of Muscle Spasms can include, but are not limited to:
- Sudden contracting of muscles
- Involuntary contraction of muscles
Muscle Spasms and Medical Marijuana
The use of medical marijuana to treat MS has shown to be potentially beneficial and, as a result, has expanded the use to further treat muscle spasms. The inflammatory properties of the cannabis plant are able to actively reduce various inflammations which cause and lead to increased muscle spasms. By reducing this inflammation, the response of a muscle spasm is halted. As a result, treating muscle spasms with marijuana has been shown to be a tremendous remedy and method to reduce and even eliminate muscle spasms.
Side Effects of Cannabis for Muscle Spasms
Side effects of marijuana use can include changes in:
- Reaction Time