Muscle Spasms

Medical Marijuana located in Summerfield, FL and Auburn, ME

Muscle Spasms

Muscle Spasms services offered in Summerfield, FL and Auburn, ME

If you have frequent muscle spasms, you know just how disruptive they can be. At Relief Clinic, with offices in Auburn, Maine, and Summerfield, Florida, the team of highly experienced medical marijuana specialists understands that finding a treatment that really works for muscle spasms can be incredibly difficult. For many people who struggle with this issue, medical marijuana can offer lasting relief, so don’t wait to find out if it can help. Call the office in your area or use the online scheduling feature to book your consultation now.

What are muscle spasms?

A muscle spasm is the involuntary contraction of a muscle. If you’re looking directly at a muscle during a spasm, you may be able to see its movement. Most of the time, you control how you use your muscles, but with muscle spasms, you can experience sudden movements that surprise you. Muscle spasms can be quite uncomfortable and difficult to cope with. 

What are the symptoms of muscle spasms?

If you have muscle spasms, you may experience issues like:

  • Visible twitching under the skin
  • Severe soreness or pain
  • Hard-feeling muscles
  • Difficulty using the affected body part normally

Muscle spasm symptoms that happen frequently require a comprehensive evaluation because they may be the sign of an acute or chronic condition that requires medical care. 

What causes muscle spasms?

There are many causes of muscle spasms, including:

  • Dehydration
  • Circulatory problems
  • Nerve damage
  • Inadequate warmup (stretching) before physical activity
  • Loss of electrolytes
  • Excessive high-impact exercise or other muscle overuse

In addition, some chronic diseases, like multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), diabetes, and thyroid disease, can cause severe muscle spasms. 

Many people with chronic pain experience muscle spasms, and that happens because the spasms are your body’s response to tissue inflammation, damage, or injury. It’s your body’s protective response, but unfortunately, the muscle spasms themselves can end up causing even more pain.

Do muscle spasms qualify for medical marijuana?

Medical marijuana can decrease muscle spasticity and reduce the pain of muscle spasms, so it’s a helpful treatment for many people living with this issue. This treatment can especially benefit patients with muscle spasms and pain that don't improve with traditional treatments.

Severe muscle spasms may qualify for medical marijuana in Florida and Maine, the two states that Relief Clinic currently serves. Muscle spasms are a symptom of many different chronic diseases and disorders, and medical marijuana may be helpful for many of those cases. 

Both Florida and Maine allow trained professionals like the Relief Clinic team to evaluate patients and prescribe medical marijuana in cases where they believe you’re a good candidate for this type of treatment. 

If you have chronic painful muscle spasms, medical marijuana might be right for you. To find out whether medical marijuana is right for you, set up a consultation by calling the Relief Clinic in your area or clicking on the online booking feature now.