Cannabis Alleviates Symptoms of Lyme Disease!

Living in the rural areas where there is tall grass and bushes everywhere, lies a creature that can make you very ill from its bite. There are many different species of ticks, but only few are able to infect us with a deadly virus. Emedicine.com- “Ticks are arthropods, like spiders. There are more than 800 species of ticks throughout the world.” It’s true to say that they are uncontrollable and can attach to anyone of any age. Unfortunately, there is barely much you can do about the number of them in your yards and surrounding woodlands. They can travel with many different animals like; dogs, cats, cattle, raccoons, rabbits and humans. They are attracted to warm, dark spots of the body barely visible with the human eye, making them even harder to spot. I think all could agree a bug clinging to your skin without your knowledge is rather creepy and scary. I’m sure we all remember one time or another child or adult, discovering one stuck on us. Emedicine.com-“Ticks are the leading carriers (vectors) of diseases to humans in the United States, second only to mosquitoes worldwide.” That is a staggering comparison statement considering West Nile Virus is at fault to so many lost lives through the years. Along with other life threatening illnesses mosquitos’ carry pose a high threat as well. In schools nationwide, health classes teach children proper behavior to prevent Deer Tick bites. There are known precautions that can be made to prevent them from biting such as; long sleeves, jeans, boots, long socks and checking yourselves, along with children, on a basis after being in the garden, lawn or anywhere they could possibly dwell. Promptly remove the tick with tweezers, making sure to remove all the legs from the skin, wrap it in foil, bring to your doctor to have it cleared as a tick with Lyme disease or not. Deer tick bites left untreated show a red, target like ring around the surface area of the bite, resulting in ” Lyme Disease” or “Lyme Borreliosis.” This is a serious matter, resulting in so much pain that you may end up in a wheel chair or even bed stricken for days at a time. It takes away the enjoyable aspects of life and can make you’re everyday routine miserable. We all know suffering from intense pain is no laughing matter, and being nauseous constantly is a burden within it’s self. This is what this disease places in you’re body, sucking precious time from your life, you’re mind as well.

Many doctors treat this disease with a regiment of antibiotics. This is the efficient way to cure this disease. Although antibiotics can upset you’re stomach, affecting appetite severely. Which can result in weight loss as the disease progress. Headaches come and go and can include wretched migraines. They can be so unforgiving and punishable taking a toll on you every single time. Regular sleeping patterns will be constantly interrupted causing chronic fatigue and disrupting ones circadian rhythm. Brutal sharp pains running all the way up your temples causing pain in your forehead and eyes. Stiffness down your neck, back, legs and joints can make you feel helpless, tired and irritable. Lyme disease can come and go, but for some it wont let up. In most severe cases, this is classified as ” Chronic Lyme Disease” with people suffering constantly, not in spurts. Many people with Lyme disease may not think cannabis could be one of the more affective long-term medicines to help alleviate symptoms. Cannabis is a safer, more soothing medication that can eliminate pain in all forms. Medically, cannabis can be used for many reasons. It fights the aches in your joints and pain throughout your whole body. The more potent the strain brings on the more potent medication. This could be the answer to questions about cannabis being an alternative medicine with the people suffering from “Lyme Disease” who are looking for other, more natural methods of healing. Cannabis can provide the energy needed to make it through the rough days when your symptoms are high. During the evening it can make lying down and falling asleep a delightful occasion, instead of a frustrating restless one. After a great night sleep, you could wake up feeling refreshed instead of sore and tired. In the morning cannabis is an incredible way to help loosen your joints and stiffness from previous nights tossing and turning. The unfortunate early sunrises when you woke up sick and tired could truly be a thing of the past. Ingesting cannabis will make your appetite stronger, bringing some much needed nutrition. Walking instead of limping, around the house brings back pleasant mornings. Also for the non-smokers you could have a tasty, potent and original edible medication of your choice.

Ask you’re doctor or physician about medical cannabis on what opinions they have. This could be a breaking point in you’re life, helping to dissipate most symptoms of Lyme disease. If all other methods of alleviating pain become hopeless cannabis could officially help you. Like a general, Lyme disease truly shows no mercy and no surrender; its time to show it whose going to be the last one standing. See additional articles in The Cannabis Times.

Is There Hope for Degenerative Disc Disease Sufferers?

If you have degenerative disc disease you know the pain it can cause. The areas where the degeneration occurs the pain can feel so intense you may wonder if you are simply broken.

What is degenerative disc disease?

It’s a disease where the spine breaks down and loses its flexibility. It is the #1 cause of back pain. Discs that act like cushions wear down and cause friction and resulting pain.

What causes it?

Physically demanding repetitive jobs, falls, accidents, misalignment and wear and tear, smoking, bad posture over time. As the condition progresses the discs may bugle or even herniate. It can feel very much like a grinding stiff mass of possibly broken bone inside of your body despite the fact that nothing is actually broken or chipped. It can be disturbing, hard to deal with and scary. It can become distracting to the point of finding it difficult to go on with everyday life.

The good news is that there most certainly is help, and it lies in chiropractic treatment. In many cases, even just the first treatment can bring some level of relief. When patients are treated in a course or series of treatments, relief on some level, varying by damage, is almost always found.

The Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation conducted a study with 40 male participants ages 30-40. All had diagnoses of degenerative lumbar disease. They were split into two groups. One given a placebo treatment and the other spinal manipulation. The results showed that the group receiving the spinal manipulations recovered far more quickly.

What are the presenting symptoms?

Debilitating Pain

Numbness

Tingling

Feeling a crunching of uncomfortable movement in the area

All may radiate from the affected area

How it’s treated

Chiropractic spinal manipulation (adjustments), exercise, decompression therapy, manual therapy, massage and trigger point therapy, ultrasound, ice, heat and interferential electrotherapy as well.

These have all been shown, especially when used in conjunction, to help reduce pain and even prevent further impairment.

Don’t live with pain. I have treated many patients with degeneration of the pelvis and hip joints. It starts as a simple misalignment of the pelvis. When the pelvic bones misalign, the hips cannot ride in the hip sockets like it was designed.

The first symptom is hip pain which may come and go, then progresses to bursitis, then on to osteoarthritis, and eventually, leads to hip replacement. It can be prevented!