Cerebral palsy is the most common cause of paralysis in childhood
An average of 1,800 children per year are diagnosed with cerebral palsy
Only in the United States, 750,000 people with cerebral palsy live
New studies suggest that it wouldr medicinal cannabiscould help people suffering from this disease
Therapeutic cannabis is becoming increasingly well-known for its multifaceted, therapeutic effects. In recent years, a number of studies have focused on researching this potential medicinal herbs , focusing on a wide range of diseases. The last few years have probably been the most talked about in this regardr cannabis against epilepsy, where many children and adults have already helped get rid of life-threatening seizures.
At the moment, some of the researchers who have been impressed by this powerful plant, as many other patients and recreational users, are trying to see if cannabis could help with the infamous, cerebralpolio.
"Cerebral palsy is a disease affecting the neurological system of the human body, in particular, the function of muscle tissues and the coordination of the musculoskeletal system is impaired. "
Cerebral palsy can be caused for example head trauma (against which, by the way, cannabis acts both preventively and therapeutically) most cases, however, are directly born with the disease. In the United States, for example, about 750,000 people suffer from this disease. Cerebral palsy disrupts the function of muscle tissue, causes pain, loss of control of the speech, disrupts hearing and worsens vision.
For cerebral palsyunfortunately, no effective drug has been found to date; each case of cerebral palsy is somewhat different. Some of the patients tthey only suffer mild symptoms, while others are lifelong attached to a wheelchair or unable to speak.
Therapeutic methods of treatment of cerebral palsy
The currently used therapeutic methods, of course, differ from patient to patient due to unique and diverse symptoms. The vast majority of docteaches a combination of physical, occupational and articulated therapies, in some cases combined with medicines. For those who also suffer from chronic pain, which in some cases are also present during cerebral palsy, very strong muscle relaxants and sometimes opiates are also prescribed.
Just like a whole lineUnfortunately, other drugs such as depression or isolated, chronic pain, are currently being prescribed, pharmaceutical drugs also produce a number of adverse side effects.
How can treatmentscannabis against polio help?
As mentioned, patients with cerebral palsy must endure the entire myriad of symptoms. However, todays cannabis is commonly used against chronic bolesti, muscle cramps and insomnia- which are common symptoms in people with cerebral palsy.In addition, medical cannabis is also known for its excellent, antidepressant properties, which is an effect that in many cases is very well suited to wheelchair users.
On the topic of the brain figa large number of studies still need to be done for cannabis-treated patients, but unofficial evidence of the positive effects of this herb is already available today. For example, in year 2007, a study was observed in the review journal "Reviews in Neurological Diseases" "considerably positive effect medicinal cannabisto a 45-year-old man suffering from both epilepsy and cerebral palsy.
Another study in 2012 examined various therapeutic methods aimed at reducing pain in patients with cerebral Medical cannabishas been identified in this study as the most effective therapeutic tool that can be used to treat pain in the case of polio.
The most significant study on this subject, however, is so far a study by GW Pharmaceuticals in 2005, investigating the effects of cannabinoid cannabis drugs, Sativex. Sativex is a drug containing kathe nabinoids THC and CBDin a 1: 1 ratio and administered by the oral route, by spreje. For example, in patients suffering from multiple sclerosis, the drug is able to reduce the number of seizures by up to 20%.
What do these results mean for the future?
Of course, it is still true that a large number of studies are still needed to officially confirm therapeutic cannabis as a therapeutic remedy for cerebral palsy. Medical cannabis is unlikely to be able to completely cure cerebral palsy, but there is a great chance that it will be able to provide patients with considerable relief, reduce pain, cramps, seizures, and anxiety. The GreatestThe main obstacle is, of course, the persistent illegality of this medicinal herb.