Medical Marijuana For Patients With Multiple Sclerosis In Texas
Does MS Qualify for Medical Marijuana in Texas?
Fortunately for MS patients who live in the Lone Star State, there is now one more safe, effective treatment available to them. With creation of the Compassionate Use Program, Texas’ medical marijuana program, MS patients are able to use medical marijuana to treat their symptoms.
What is Multiple Sclerosis?
An autoimmune disease that turns the body’s immune system against itself, MS can affect the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves.
MS causes sufferers’ immune systems to attack myelin, a fatty substance that covers the nerves like sheath. Without myelin to shield them, nerves can become damaged, which can limit the brain’s ability to transmit signals throughout the body.
MS symptoms are wide ranging, and vary significantly from patient to patient. Among the many symptoms MS patients commonly endure are:
Tingling and numbness
Bladder and bowel control problems
Researchers still don’t completely understand MS, including its exact causes. However, they have identified a number of issues that can influence the onset and severity of the disease, such as some viral infections, hereditary factors, and smoking. Scientists also know that women are more likely to develop MS than men are, and that regular exercise, a healthy diet, and lowering stress can all make symptoms easier to manage.
3 Easy Steps
Get approved to legally obtain, consume, transport and process medical marijuana from a licensed Texas marijuana dispensary.
Schedule an Appointment
Schedule your medical marijuana evaluation today! Book online or call our helpful Patient Support Center.
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How Many People Have Been Diagnosed with MS?
Multiple sclerosis (MS), one of the most frequently occurring neurological diseases, is even more common than experts once believed. It turns out the one-time estimate that there were roughly 400,000 MS patients in America was off by about 50%, and there are actually closer to a million Americans trying to manage life with this disease.
While MS cannot be cured, there are several available medications to treat the disease and its symptoms, and outcomes are better the sooner a patient begins treatment.
Medical marijuana has been shown to benefit MS patients in numerous scientific studies.
For example, peer-reviewed research has found that MS patients saw significant reductions in stiffness, pain, sleep issues, and spasms when they used medical marijuana.
MS is frequently associated with neural tissue inflammation, and medical marijuana has been shown to be effective at reducing inflammation in general and inflammation of neural tissue specifically.
Spasticity, another common symptom of MS, can also be alleviated with medical marijuana. Research has found that cannabis can significantly reduce the spasms in MS patients.
Finally, MS is often associated with depression, and studies have shown that medical marijuana can effectively treat this all-too common mental health concern.
How Can MS Patients Benefit from Medical Marijuana?
Should I Treat my MS with Medical Marijuana?
We can’t answer that question for you, but you don’t have to try to answer it on your own.
Only by working with a qualified medical marijuana doctor can you determine if medical marijuana should be a part of your MS treatment plan. Fortunately, our doctors are passionate about helping patients find out if medical marijuana can provide the relief they need.
Get Approved for a Texas Marijuana Card Without Even Leaving Home!
Soon we will be offering telemedicine appointments, so that MS patients can be approved to receive a Texas Marijuana Card from the comfort of their own homes!
Reserve your evaluation today, and we’ll book a telemedicine appointment for you just as soon as we’re cleared to do so! Not only will you easily and conveniently meet virtually with one of our doctors through your smartphone or computer, but you’ll receive $25 off the cost of your appointment!