Muscle spasm is a condition that can be caused due to two different mechanisms. One mechanism is a protective one that is caused by injury to muscles or bones. When there is an injury, it causes severe pain in the joints or limbs. Any increase in the movement of the body part may lead to damage of the ligaments or tendons that are present in the area. It could also cause exacerbation of the existing injury. To prevent such movements that are not desirable, the muscle automatically goes into spasm. So, muscle spasm is actually a protective reflex and the brain is programmed to make the muscles spastic.
Though muscle spasm may actually help in protection of the body part that is injured, the spasm may sometimes become severe and it can cause the setting in of other problems. It is important to get rid of the muscle spasm once the acute phase of the injury is over. Spasm can be relieved easily with the help of medical cannabis. This is a medicine that will help in relaxation of the muscle. When the muscle relaxes, the spasm is relieved and normal movement can be performed.
Other causes of spasm relived by medical cannabis:
Spasm need not be caused only by injury to the limbs. Certain kinds of spasms are chronic in nature and are caused by neurological deficits. Cerebral palsy is one of the main examples of this kind of spasms. Some kids who suffer from this disease will have what is called as a scissoring gait. They will walk with each leg placed medially in the path of the other leg. They will not have any stability because of this. Over a period of time, the spasm can also lead to muscle contracture. So, the use of medical cannabis in this condition will reduce spasticity by altering brain functions. The medical cannabis will help to reduce the severity of spasm through relaxation. Near normal gait will then be possible.
How can medical cannabis be consumed?
Medical cannabis is available in various forms and for muscle spasticity treatment; this medication can be used as a spray. If there is local spasm in a muscle or joint, medical cannabis spray will help to relieve this spasm. If the spasm is caused because of some kind of neurological deficit, it can be relieved by chewing the medical cannabis. It can also be included in the diet and can be mixed with the food or beverage. The effect will set in within a few minutes and will last for at least 6 hours. This will help in getting rid of the spasm and spasticity over a period of time.