Chronic pain is common when people experience the muscles cramps and spasms that are associated with these disorders. Some people with this condition will eventually lose the ability to walk or evening struggle to breathe and swallow. Since muscular dystrophy is considered a degenerative disorder, there is no cure for this type of condition, but medication can slow the course of the disease.
Best Method of Ingestion for This Condition
Although MD does not cause severe pain off the bat, it does tend to cause chronic pain in patients as they experience more muscle cramps and muscle spasms as the disease progresses. Marijuana is thought to be an effective alternative treatment to opiate painkillers that cause unwanted side-effects and can cause addiction problems as users’ tolerance levels build.
Because this type of disorder will become worse over time, it is important to keep a medical marijuana patient’s pain levels as low as possible to help keep them stay comfortable as their disease progresses. Marijuana will help with pain management, as well as the other symptoms people may experience over time.
Vaporizing has been found to be the most effective form of ingesting medical marijuana for MD. It provides the most immediate relief and allows for better control of the dosage amount. Smoking is also a healthier solution for patients of MD who may have a compromised respiratory system.
Disclaimer: Muscular Dystrophy is a condition characterized by severe pain, muscle spasms and cachexia. These are conditions approved for medical marijuana treatment in Nevada. See a list of all state-approved medical marijuana conditions. (8/29/16)