Neuromuscular Disease Specialist

Green Med Cards

Alternative Medicine Practitioner & Medical Marijuana located in College Park, MD

The neuromuscular disease can be a lifelong challenge, but with treatment, you can reduce the occurrence and the intensity of your symptoms, and dramatically improve your quality of life. Green Med Cards in College Park, Maryland, offers medical cannabis to help treat neuromuscular disease. Medical cannabis is effective in treating many of the most unpleasant symptoms of neuromuscular disease, including relieving the painful spasms that often occur. If you’re living with a neuromuscular disorder and want to learn more about medical cannabis, call Green Med Cards or schedule an appointment online.

Neuromuscular Disease Q & A

What are neuromuscular disorders?

The neuromuscular disease affects your neuromuscular system, causing problems with your muscles, your nerves, and the communication system between the two. These disorders can cause your muscles to weaken or waste away and can cause symptoms like spasms, twitching or chronic pain.

Some common types of neuromuscular disorders include:

  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Spinal muscular atrophy

There are multiple causes for each of these diseases, but many of them are genetic, meaning they can be inherited from family or caused by a mutated gene. Many neuromuscular diseases have no known cure, but treatment can help relieve symptoms, increase your mobility and improve quality of life.

What are the symptoms of neuromuscular disease?

Every person is different, and symptoms vary from one form of the neuromuscular disease to another, but some of the most common symptoms include:

  • Muscle weakness which can lead to twitching, cramps, aches, and pains
  • Muscle atrophy, or the loss of muscle mass
  • Difficulty walking
  • Decreased motor function
  • Balance problems
  • Numbness, tingling, or painful sensations
  • Droopy eyelids
  • Double vision
  • Trouble swallowing
  • Difficulty breathing

In general, these diseases cause muscle weakness and fatigue that progresses over time. While many begin to show symptoms in infancy, some may appear in childhood or adulthood. Some neuromuscular disorders are also autoimmune disorders. In some cases, there may be no apparent cause of your disorder.

How can medical cannabis help treat neuromuscular disease?

One of the most studied applications of medical cannabis is its use in the treatment of neuromuscular disease. Medical cannabis can help people with neuromuscular disease in a variety of ways. Most importantly, medical cannabis, including both THC-based therapies and therapies using the non-psychoactive component CBD, can help reduce the intensity and the frequency of muscle spasms caused by these diseases. Cannabis can also help to relieve pains and aches and the anxiety or mental side effects of neuromuscular disease.

If you’re interested in learning more about how medical cannabis could help you as you deal with neuromuscular disease, call Green Med Cards today or schedule an appointment online with the convenient scheduling tool.