If you experience stiff, tight muscles and diminished muscle functioning, spasticity might be to blame. At Texas THC Doctor in Seguin, Texas, Zulfiqar Shah, MD, and his expert team offer medical marijuana prescriptions to relieve pain and unpleasant symptoms, offering you a better quality of life. Schedule a telehealth appointment with Texas THC Doctor by phone or online to learn more about the benefits of medical cannabis on spasticity.
What is spasticity?
Spasticity is a condition in which your muscles tighten or stiffen, preventing normal movement. Muscles stay contracted, which can affect your speech, gait, and movement. Treatment helps restore normal movement, reduce pain and stiffness, and maximize your quality of life.
What are the symptoms of spasticity?
If you have spasticity, you might notice the following signs and symptoms:
Joint pain or tightness
Painful muscle contractions
Muscle or joint deformities
Symptoms might range in severity from mild to severe. Complications that can occur with spasticity include urinary tract infections (UTIs), chronic constipation, and frozen joints.
What causes spasticity?
Spasticity may result after damage occurs in parts of your brain and spinal cord that control muscle and stretch reflexes. Risk factors for developing the condition include having cerebral palsy, a spinal cord injury, or multiple sclerosis.
How does my provider diagnose spasticity?
Providers can diagnose spasticity after reviewing your medical history, asking about your symptoms, and completing a physical exam. They may have you undergo neurological testing, an MRI, or other imaging procedures to diagnose your condition.
How does medical marijuana help with spasticity?
Combined with physical therapy, occupational therapy, botulinum toxin injections, or other spasticity treatments, medical marijuana is an effective option for relief.
Cannabinoids can reduce inflammation to improve muscle and nerve communication. They also help control pain and protect you from nerve degeneration, which can slow spasticity progression.
Texas THC Doctor is part of the Texas Compassionate Use Program for medical marijuana. The expert medical team is registered through the Texas Compassionate Use Registry, allowing them to legally prescribe medical cannabis and CBD to you if you qualify.
Is medical marijuana for spasticity a good choice?
To find out if medical marijuana treatment for spasticity is a good choice for you, the team at Texas THC Doctor reviews your diagnosis, medical history, and desired outcome. They personalize each treatment to give you the best outcome and monitor your progress along the way.
Don’t let symptoms of spasticity negatively affect your everyday life when effective treatments can offer you relief. Complete the intake form online now to see if you qualify for medical marijuana. You can then make a telehealth appointment online or over the phone with Dr. Shah and the team at Texas THC Doctor.