Neurological Conditions

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A Neurological condition is any condition that affects the brain, spinal cord and/or nerves and includes a wide range of disorders. Neurological conditions can affect anyone at any age. One in six people in the UK lives with a neurological condition.

It is sometimes useful to group neurological conditions.

Sudden onset – stroke, traumatic brain injury, spinal injury, meningitis, or brain cancers.

Intermittent – epilepsy, migraine and cluster headaches

Progressive – Parkinson’s disease, dementia, motor neurone disease or Multiple sclerosis

Other conditions we treat

Extensive research and clinical trials have demonstrated the potential of medical cannabis in alleviating the symptoms associated with multiple sclerosis. The cannabinoids found in cannabis, such as THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol), have shown promising results in managing various aspects of MS, including:

Pain Relief: Medical cannabis has analgesic properties that can help reduce the chronic pain experienced by individuals with MS. It can target both nociceptive pain (arising from damaged tissue) and neuropathic pain (resulting from nerve damage).

Muscle Spasticity Control: Muscle spasms and stiffness are common symptoms of MS. Medical cannabis can help relax muscles and reduce spasticity, providing much-needed relief and improving overall mobility.

Sleep Improvement: Many individuals with MS struggle with sleep disturbances. Medical cannabis has been shown to have sedative effects, promoting better sleep quality and duration.

Mood Enhancement: MS can impact an individual’s mental well-being, leading to symptoms of anxiety and depression. Medical cannabis has shown potential in alleviating these symptoms, promoting relaxation and improving overall mood.

Other conditions we treat

Neurological conditions

Multiple sclerosis (MS) Is a lifelong condition that can sometimes cause serious disability that can affect the brain and spinal cord, causing a wide range of symptoms, including problems with vision, arm or leg movement, sensation or balance. The exact cause of MS is not known, It is thought to occur as a result of complex interactions between a person’s genes and their environment. Depending on the type of MS you have, your symptoms may come and go in phases or get steadily worse over time (progress).

MS is most commonly diagnosed in people in their 20s, 30s and 40s although it can develop at any age. Average life expectancy is slightly reduced for people with MS. It’s about 2 to 3 times more common in women than men.

Pain affects around two thirds of people with MS and there is an estimated 10,000 people with pain and spasticity symptoms in MS where licensed treatments have not worked. (MS Society Report, 2021).

Medical Cannabis is thought to help ease stiffness and muscle spasms that are common experienced with MS.

For more information visit MS Society UK or MS Trust

Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a sleep disorder that causes an intense, often irresistible urge to move the legs. The restless leg sensation can be brought on by resting, e.g., lying down to sleep at night, sitting for prolonged periods. RLS often occurs during the evening, particularly when you go to bed, the RLS impacts on your ability to fall asleep and stay asleep. Often, people with RLS feel the need to walk around and shake their legs to help relieve the uncomfortable feeling.