Medical Marijuana for Arthritis in Plantation, Florida
The Green Life Health and Wellness is located in Plantation, Florida. We are Broward county’s leading medical marijuana provider.
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Most of us know someone suffering from arthritis. It is one of the most prevalent health problems in the world, and affects more than 50 million people in the United States alone. Roughly 25% of residents in Plantation, Florida currently suffer from some form of arthritis. Although there is no cure for it, the good news is that medical marijuana has been helping arthritis sufferers by providing pain relief and improving their quality of life.
Let’s talk about arthritis.
The term “arthritis” is actually a category that includes over 100 conditions and diseases that affect joints and surrounding tissue. These different types of arthritis each come with different causes including wear and tear, infections, and underlying diseases. Symptoms of pain, reduced range of motion, stiffness, and swelling, aching joints are common in all arthritis types.
Two common types of arthritis are rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and osteoarthritis. There are over 200,000 cases of RA annually in the U.S. In this type of arthritis, the body’s immune system attacks its own tissue, including joints. There are some severe cases where it attacks internal organs. It can even lead to bone erosion and joint deformity. Osteoarthritis affects over 3 million people per year in the U.S. and involves the wearing down of the protective tissue at the ends of bones (cartilage), occurring gradually and worsening over time.
The CDC reports nearly 1 in 4 Americans suffer from some form of arthritis. It is a very common condition among the aging population of people over 65 years old. Arthritis is an unavoidable and often uncomfortable disease that leads to severe symptoms.
Typical symptoms of arthritis:
Pain areas: in the joints, ankle, back, fingers, hands, muscles, neck, or wrist
Pain types: can be intermittent or sharp
Pain circumstances: can occur while sitting
Joints: stiffness, tenderness, or swelling
Muscular: decreased range of motion, difficulty walking, or muscle weakness
Hand: bump on the finger or bony outgrowth in fingers or toes
Whole body: fatigue or malaise
Also common: flare, physical deformity, redness, or stiff neck
How can medical marijuana help?
Medical marijuana is a great option for people suffering from painful inflammation and other serious symptoms of arthritis. Research has shown that medical marijuana for arthritis can help not only manage the symptoms, but can also help aid in the long term side effects of the illness. In addition, cannabis has a much better safety profile than conventional drugs like NSAIDS, steroids and opiates that are often prescribed to reduce arthritis discomfort but come with an increased risk of heart attack, stroke, weakening of bones and addiction.
It really is no surprise that medical cannabis can provide arthritis sufferers relief. After all, cannabis has been shown to be about 20 times more effective than aspirin at reducing inflammation, which is the primary cause of arthritis. Cannabis is known as an anti-inflammatory agent, due to the cannabinoids THC and CBD that are present in the marijuana plant.
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The Green Life Health and Wellness
The Center for Health and Wellness provides medical marijuana evaluations and certifications for eligible Florida residents