Injury that occurs anywhere in the spinal column. The symptoms and sequela of spinal cord injuries vary vastly depending on the location. While some spinal cord injuries can be immediately fatal, others may result in paralysis or movement impairment, pain, and numbness.
Marijuana has been proven to help patients suffering from a variety of spinal cord injuries. The spinal cord is rich in cannabinoid receptors that can be modulated through the use of medical cannabis to reduce pain, inflammation, and discomfort that are associated with spinal cord injuries.