Medical marijuana might be able to help cerebral palsy patients manage their symptoms and enjoy a better quality of life.

Cerebral palsy (CP) is a congenital, neurological disorder which affects the patient’s muscle movements, balance, and physical coordination.

While some people experience mild CP symptoms and are able to ambulate independently, patients living with severe cerebral palsy have mobility problems that can cause intense pain while making it difficult or impossible to perform basic tasks without assistance.

While a variety of medications, such as muscle relaxants and anticholinergics, are available for easing the effects of CP, these drugs are not always successful in providing effective relief for patients.

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Jordan Tishler ~ TheFreshToast.com

 

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