First Choice Neurology Uses Medical Marijuana to Help Treat Neurological Conditions
Medical marijuana is legal in the state of Florida and used to treat neurological conditions including epilepsy, ALS, Parkinson's disease, chronic pain, multiple sclerosis, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
By: First Choice Neurology
Medical marijuana, or medical cannabis, is plant-based from the cannabis species with two active compounds THC and CBD. The medicine contains more than 100 different chemicals called cannabinoids. Each one has a different effect on the body. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) are the main chemicals used in medicine. Medical marijuana can be administered through various methods including capsules, lozenges, edibles, lotion, spray, oil, or cream, and vaporizing or smoking dried buds.
The most common use of medical cannabis is for pain control. It can help ease the pain of multiple sclerosis and nerve pain. It is used as a muscle relaxant and lessens tremors in Parkinson's disease.
Medical marijuana is used to help treat different neurological conditions, including:
• Lou Gehrigs disease (ALS)
• Parkinsons disease
• Chronic Pain
• Movement disorders
• Multiple Sclerosis
• Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Medical Marijuana for Epilepsy and Chronic Pain
One of the benefits of medical marijuana, in neurology, is that it is very helpful with epilepsy. It can often lower the medication burden, the amount of milligram strength that is required of traditional anticonvulsant, an anti-seizure drug. This is very helpful for patients who are having side effects from medications in the management of epilepsy.
When treating patients with chronic nonmalignant pain, medical marijuana is used to help ween patients off of narcotics and opioid drugs. Medical marijuana can play a strong roll in helping limit the amount of prescription pharmacotherapy that has to be taken by a patient.
Is Medical Marijuana Legal in Florida?
Yes, for various neurological disorders. Epilepsy, Lou Gehrig's disease, Parkinson's disease, Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and chronic pain are conditions approved by the state of Florida to receive medical cannabis.
Is a Prescription Needed for Medical Cannabis?
You must have a condition that qualifies for medical treatment. To get medical marijuana, you need a written recommendation from a licensed doctor. Only qualified physicians are permitted to certify patients for medical marijuana use.
Does Insurance Cover Medical Marijuana?
Unfortunately, health insurance does not cover the cost of medical marijuana. It is important to understand when purchasing medical marijuana from a registered dispensary, you must pay with cash. Checks, credit cards, and insurance reimbursement are not available.
About First Choice Neurology
First Choice Neurology is the largest neurology group in the United States with more than 41 facilities in 6 Florida counties and services at 35 major hospitals. For additional information about medical marijuana and First Choice Neurology, visit https://www.fcneurology.net