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Spinal Injury & Medical Marijuana

"The clinical potential and demonstrated benefits of Cannabinoid-related compounds (found in Medical Cannabis) for spinal injury and neurological issues is simply undeniable at this point." 

 - Dr. Gabet

 

Spinal cord injuries often, but not necessarily result in permanent disability. 

 

Minor spinal injury results in a temporary loss of strength in the body area it services - and the pain can be horrific, with inflammation about the vertebrae radiating all the way from spine to the tips of the fingers and toes.

 

Scientists have been talking for decades about future therapies that will free the disabled from their wheelchairs.   However mainstream medicine has found that a solution to spinal injury is very elusive. Since Medical Marijuana legalization, a wealth of good data has become available: clinical trials, studies and testimonials - from doctors and patients that attest to the benefits of MMJ.. Scientists are optimistic that Cannabis Medicines -  in combination with other therapies - will someday make the repair of spinal cord injuries possible.

 

"Activity-dependent training promotes functional recovery in chronic spinal cord injury." - Christopher Reeve


Symptoms

  • Intense Pain / loss of feeling
  • Loss of movement, paralysis
  • Loss of sensation of hot, cold and touch
  • Loss of bowel or bladder control
  • Exaggerated reflex
  • Spasms and tremor
  • Changes dysfunction and infertility
     

 

Top 5 Medications for Pain - 2015

  • Tramadol        
  • Vicodin           
  • Norco 
  • OxyContin      
  • Oxycodone

 

Tramadol Side Effects:  Seizure (convulsions), weak or shallow breathing;infertility, missed menstrual periods,impotence, sexual problems, loss of interest in sex; or low cortisol levels, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, dizziness, worsening tiredness or weakness; or severe skin reaction - fever, sore throat, swelling in your face or tongue, burning in your eyes, skin pain, followed by a red or purple skin rash that spreads (especially in the face or upper body) and causes blistering and peeling.   Source: www.drugs.com

 

How Nerve-Spine Drug Side Effects Cause Death - Information and Statistics

 

Doctor's Testimonials : How Medical Cannabis works in Neurological Conditions

Researchers found that humans respond to Medical Marijuana because we naturally possess

compounds that activate receptors - in a similar manner to Cannabinoids - the active ingredients in MMJ.  In clinical studies it was found that bones, skeleton, cartilage and spine growth is regulated by both natural and Marijuana Cannabinoids.  Researchers concluded that fractures healed better, faster and stronger with Marijuana Meds. Both Cannabinoids, THC and CBD are associated with nerve regeneration is several clinical studies as well.

 

"The clinical potential of cannabinoid-related compounds is simply undeniable at this point, it is clear that it is possible to detach a clinical therapy objective from the psychoactivity of cannabis (non-psychoactive MMJ is effective). CBD, the principal agent in our study, is primarily anti-inflammatory and has no psychoactivity." - Dr. Gabet


"We found that CBD alone makes bones stronger during healing, enhancing the maturation of the collagenous matrix, which provides the basis for new mineralization of bone tissue,  After being treated with CBD, the healed bone will be harder to break in the future."  - Dr. Gabet.
 

"Inflammation is part of the body's natural immune response, but in cases like injury and trauma, it can get out of hand. Studies have also shown that Medical Cannabis is strongly anti-inflammatory, and CBD to be a safe agent."   - 420EvaluationsOnline.
 

"THC is an effective and safe drug in the treatment of spasticity."  - Swiss Medical Researchers.
 


PATIENT TESTIMONIALS

Four of the spinal discs in his neck became fused together creating esophagus blockage, chronic pain, nausea, and eating and breathing difficulties. Patient, Mr. Parsons refused addicting opiates fearing addiction. Instead he tried Medical Marijuana.  

 

“I cannot tell you how happy I am with it, I have learned so much about CBD and its painkilling properties.” - M. Parsons

 

"Smoking helps me tremendously in keeping the burning & "red ants" sensation (to me it feels as though a bunch of ants are crawling & biting). I also have noticed that it does a good job at stopping spasms as well." - Off the record


"I use pot during the day cuz it's the only way to stay awake. Without pot I would have to use a narcotic painkiller, Neurontin muscle relaxer, anti-anxiety med, & anti-nausea med......I prefer the THC fog to the narcotic fog....is thicker than the THC fog bank."  - Not saying  



420 RecommendationsOnline:  How can Spinal Injury victims get Medical Marijuana in California?   Click here to apply completely online, or to learn more click here.

 

FURTHER READING - HOW MEDICAL MARIJUANA TREATS SPINAL CORD INJURIES AND PARALYSIS

Spinal Cord Injury and Cauda Equina Syndrome Support Forum

Cannabis and Spinal Cord Injuries

No bones about it: Cannabis may be used to treat fractures

Studies that show Cannabis can treat Spinal Cord Injuries

2014 Spinal Cord Injury Wellness Summit

Chemicals in marijuana 'protect nervous system' against MS

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"So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable."   Christopher Reeve

 

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