Multiple Sclerosis

Medical Marijuana Certifications for Residents of Pennsylvania via Phone Consultation

Multiple Sclerosis

About Multiple Sclerosis

About one million Americans have multiple sclerosis. At MediCalm-PA, LLC, with offices in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, board-certified family practice and medical marijuana physician Kimberlee Park, DO, provides symptom management for multiple sclerosis. She combines medical marijuana certification, healthy lifestyle changes, and other holistic therapies to relieve symptoms and improve the quality of life. Call MediCalm-PA, LLC,  today to schedule a Medical Marijuana consultation and certification at 484-440-9494 or book your appointment online. ALL APPOINTMENTS ARE BY TELEPHONE.

Multiple Sclerosis Q&A

What is multiple sclerosis?

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic illness where your immune system attacks and destroys the protective covering of the nerve fibers. This damage interferes with your brain's ability to send messages to the rest of your body, affecting mobility, motor control, and vision.

Multiple sclerosis affects everyone differently. For some people, it develops slowly and can be managed with healthy lifestyle changes and medication. For others, it’s crippling and requires the use of wheelchairs and other mobility devices. 

Multiple sclerosis can’t be cured, but treatment can reduce the frequency of attacks and improve your quality of life.

What are the symptoms of multiple sclerosis?

Multiple sclerosis symptoms include:

  • Numbness or weakness in the legs or arms
  • Lack of coordination
  • Difficulty walking
  • Vertigo (dizziness)
  • Cognitive problems
  • Slurred speech

As MS progresses, you might develop eye-related issues, including blurred vision, double vision, or vision loss. 

How is multiple sclerosis treated?

At MediCalm-PA, LLC, Dr. Park uses a holistic and integrative approach to treat multiple sclerosis. She could suggest:

  • Medical marijuana certification
  • Corticosteroids to reduce nerve inflammation
  • Interferon beta medications
  • Monoclonal antibodies
  • Physical therapy
  • Healthy lifestyle changes

Because Dr. Park is primarily a medical marijuana physician, she coordinates specialized MS treatment with nearby providers. This treatment approach allows for optimal outcomes and fewer complications.

How does medical marijuana relieve the symptoms of multiple sclerosis?

Medical marijuana contains several compounds that help manage the symptoms of MS. For example, both THC and CBD have anti-inflammatory effects as well as pain-relieving properties. 

When administered at the proper dosage, medical marijuana relieves various MS symptoms, including muscle stiffness, spasticity, and chronic pain.

How is medical marijuana administered?

Medical marijuana can be administered in several ways, including:

  • Inhalation (e.g., smoking and vaping)
  • Oral ingestion (e.g., edibles, tinctures, capsules, and oils)
  • Topical (e.g., lotions, ointments, and balms)
  • Suppositories
  • Transdermal Patches

Determining the treatment approach that meets your needs may take some trial and error. The support staff at your local medical marijuana dispensary can make personalized product recommendations. For example, they might suggest a marijuana-infused lotion or salve if you have stiff or spastic muscles. 

Call MediCalm-PA, LLC  today to schedule a Medical Marijuana certification and  consultation at 484-440-9494 or book your appointment online. ALL APPOINTMENTS ARE BY TELEPHONE.