Medical Marijuana For Parkinson’s Disease
What Is Parkinson’s Disease?
According to the Parkinson's Foundation, Parkinson’s Disease is a "neurodegenerative disorder that affects predominately dopamine-producing (dopaminergic) neurons in a specific area of the brain called substantia nigra." Symptoms develop slowly over years and vary from person to person.
Symptoms may include:
Tremors (mainly at rest)
Bradykinesia (slow movement)
Gait and balance problems
How Medical Marijuana Can Help Parkinson’s Disease
Many drugs prescribed for the disease are accompanied by some significant, negative side effects. These side effects are not present in medical cannabis, which offers a combination of pain relieving, antioxidative and anti-anxiety qualities all in one.
Many medical marijuana patients report consuming cannabis calms tremors very effectively, and ease such symptoms as slow movement, rigidity and insomnia.
Get Approved For Medical Marijuana Treatment
If you are a Virginia resident living with Parkinson's Disease and are interested in medical marijuana treatment, we are here to help! Schedule an appointment today by calling us at 888-633-5808 or schedule online.