Inflammatory Disease

Medical Marijuana located in Summerfield, FL and Auburn, ME

Inflammatory Disease

Inflammatory Disease services offered in Summerfield, FL and Auburn, ME

If you experience pain resulting from your immune system’s attack on its own body tissues, help is within close reach. At Relief Clinic, a medical marijuana practice with locations in Summerfield, Florida, and Auburn, Maine, the superior medical specialists offer marijuana to ease unpleasant symptoms of inflammatory diseases. Call the office to learn more or use the online booking tab today.

What are inflammatory diseases?

Inflammatory diseases develop when your immune system attacks its own tissues, causing inflammation throughout your body. This, in turn, can cause pain, swelling, stiffness, and other unpleasant or painful symptoms.

Rheumatoid arthritis is an example of an inflammatory disease. This common medical problem affects your joint’s structure and functioning. 

What are the symptoms of inflammatory diseases?

Some of the common symptoms associated with inflammatory diseases include:

  • Discomfort
  • Pain
  • Stiffness
  • Swelling
  • Decreased range of motion
  • Limited mobility
  • Redness 
  • Warmth
  • Joint pain
  • Diminished musculoskeletal functioning

When left untreated, your symptoms may be mild and barely noticeable or severe and debilitating. At the first sign of a problem, see your Relief Clinic provider for a medical evaluation.

What are the risk factors for inflammatory disease?

Genetics and older age are common risk factors for developing an inflammatory disease, but environmental factors may play a role too. Adopting healthy habits could lessen your chance of having crippling symptoms associated with the disease.

How does my provider diagnose inflammatory diseases?

To determine if you have an inflammatory condition and develop the most appropriate treatment, your specialist asks about your symptoms and medical history. 

They check your pulse, blood pressure, and other vital signs, complete a physical exam, and often order blood tests or other diagnostic tests to identify potentially serious issues. You may need an imaging procedure to help your specialist make a final diagnosis.

How are inflammatory diseases treated?

Relief Clinic offers medical marijuana as a treatment for inflammatory diseases. Your provider determines if you qualify for this treatment and, if so, helps you obtain a marijuana certificate.

Medical marijuana helps reduce pain and anxiety or depression associated with inflammatory conditions. You might also make lifestyle changes, undergo physical therapy, or try taking dietary supplements. In severe cases, you may need surgery.

Eat nutritious foods, exercise regularly, get plenty of sleep, don’t smoke or drink excessive amounts of alcohol, and keep your stress levels as low as possible.

To learn more about how medical marijuana reduces inflammatory disease symptoms, call the Relief Clinic office or schedule an appointment online today.