Tremor

Medical Marijuana located in Summerfield, FL and Auburn, ME

Tremor

Tremor services offered in Summerfield, FL and Auburn, ME

Tremors can make it difficult to control your own body, making ordinary activities stressful and frustrating. At Relief Clinic, with offices in Auburn, Maine, and Summerfield, Florida, the team of medical marijuana specialists offers tremor evaluations and diagnoses to help you qualify for a medical marijuana card. This natural alternative treatment provides tremendous relief to many people with tremors, so learn more by calling the nearest office or clicking the online booking tool now.

What is a tremor?

A tremor is an involuntary shaking or trembling movement. There are many specific types of tremor, but the two general categories are:

Resting tremors

Resting tremors happen when your muscles are relaxed. For example, when you’re simply sitting still, your hands or fingers may start to tremble. 

Action tremors

 

Action tremors happen when you’re using your muscles. For example, your hand may start shaking when you’re trying to open a jar. 

Both resting and action tremors can be intrusive and frustrating to live with.

What causes tremors?

Tremors differ from muscle spasms, which are involuntary muscle contractions. In most cases, tremors originate in the part of your brain that directs your movements. Tremors can occur for many reasons. They’re often symptoms of neurological disorders like multiple sclerosis or Parkinson’s disease. 

Tremors may also occur for many other reasons, including traumatic brain injury, stroke, and thyroid disorders. You may experience a temporary tremor with excessive caffeine intake, stress, and muscle fatigue. In some cases, the cause of tremors isn’t clear. 

Do tremors qualify for medical marijuana?

In the states of Maine and Florida, where Relief Clinic sees patients, tremors may qualify for medical marijuana. If you have persistent tremors and they’re causing difficulty with your normal daily activities, the team can do a complete medical evaluation to find the cause of your tremors. 

The team can determine whether medical marijuana is a good fit for your situation and, if so, guide you through the process of obtaining your medical marijuana card in your state. 

How does medical marijuana relieve tremors?

Cannabinoids, the active compounds in marijuana, can work in a unique way to decrease tremors. The cannabinoids can activate astrocytes (support cells in the central nervous system.) This, in turn, prompts your body to release adenosine, a natural substance that decreases nerve activity and relieves tremors. 

In addition to its beneficial effects on tremors, medical marijuana may help with insomnia, chronic pain, and other issues that often occur in people who struggle with chronic disorders. 

To learn more about tremor relief through medical marijuana, call the Relief Clinic office in your state or click on the online scheduler now.