Cannabis Research: Multiple Sclerosis Posted on 15 Jan 13:04

Cannabis Research: Multiple Sclerosis


Multiple sclerosis is a disease that causes chronic degeneration of the central nervous system that affects the brain and spinal cord. This causes a progressive loss of motor control, vision, sensation and balance, as well as inflammation and muscle weakness.
Studies in this area:
1) The effect of cannabinoids on spasticity and ataxia in multiple sclerosis (Effects of cannabinoids on spasticity and ataxia in multiple sclerosis - 1989)
This research describes how doctors were surprised when they saw that the symptoms of their MS patents improved after he had smoked cannabis on its own initiative. When this was placed in a clinical trial, it was found that cannabinoids appear to improve the symptoms of spasticity, and ataxia of the patient. Published in "Journal of Neurology."
2) efficacy, safety and tolerability of an orally administered cannabis extract in the treatment of spasticity in patients with multiple sclerosis: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover study (Efficacy, safety and tolerability of an orally administered cannabis extract in the treatment of spasticity in patients with multiple sclerosis: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover study - 2004)
This research aimed to find out how patients suffering from spasticity caused by MS, responded to treatment with cannabis. It was found that the use of cannabis seemed safe and had an acceptable level of side effects, while the amount of spasms occurring has been reduced. Published in the "Multiple Sclerosis Journal."
3) Randomized, controlled trial of cannabis-based medicine in central pain in multiple sclerosis in (Randomized, controlled trial of cannabis-based medicine in central pain in multiple sclerosis - 2005)
This study should dargelegen the impact on cannabis based medicine in central pain has caused by MS - a symptom that is largely unresponsive to other forms of treatment. It was found that cannabis-based medicines in reducing the perceived intensity of pain were effective and also wore beige, to reduce the amount of sleep disorders in patients. Published in the journal "Neurology."
4) An open pilot study of cannabis extracts for bladder dysfunction in advanced multiple sclerosis (An open-label pilot study of cannabis-based extracts for bladder dysfunction in advanced multiple sclerosis - 2004)
A study that was published in "Multiple Sclerosis Journal", aimed to review personal opinions that said that marijuana could help alleviate symptoms of Harnwegprobleme caused by MS. It has been found that the use of marijuana reduced, a decrease in the number of incontinence episodes, and the precipitated amount. It was also reported that the patient felt less pain and spasticity decreased sleep sic improved.