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Arthritis

 

Overview of Condition:

Arthritis is inflammation of the joints and can be extremely painful. There are 100 different recognised types of arthritis impacting people today according to the Arthritis Foundation, but the most common symptoms among all the types include swelling, pain, stiffness and decreased range of motion.The main symptoms include stiffness and joint pain.

 

How cannabis can help:

Evidence proves that cannabis is effective in the treatment of pain. Both CBD and THC cannabinoids have anti-inflammatory properties. Cannabis is successful in reducing the pain and inflammation caused by arthritis. Speak to an AGRiMED patient specialists for more information on our product lines that can aid in treatment for severe arthritis. Scientific research has shown that cannabis can help manage the pain and inflammation associated with severe arthritis. CBD, and another major cannabinoid found in cannabis — tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) — activate the two main cannabinoid receptors (CB1 and CB2) of the endocannabinoid system within the body. These receptors regulate neurotransmitter release and central nervous system immune cells to reduce pain.

 

Recommended Treatment:

Topical application of cannabis medicine as needed on localized pain. Speak with your healthcare professional to determine which AGRiMED product is best for your arthritis management neews.

 

References:

Transdermal cannabidiol reduces inflammation and pain-related behaviors in a rat model of

arthritis. (2015). Retrieved February 27, 2017, from

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26517407

Mayo Clinic Staff Print. (2016, January 07). Arthritis. Retrieved February 27, 2017, from

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/arthritis/home/ovc-20168903

Blake, D. R., Robson, P., Ho, M., Jubb, R. W., & McCabe, C. S. (2005, November 09).

Preliminary assessment of the efficacy, tolerability and safety of a cannabis-based

medicine (Sativex) in the treatment of pain caused by rheumatoid arthritis. Retrieved

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