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Medical Marijuana and Post Concussion Syndrome

What Is Post Concussion Syndrome?

Post-Concussion Syndrome, also referred to as postconcussive syndrome or PCS is characterized by a list of symptoms that can last for weeks, months, or even up to a year or more following a concussion. The condition may first be diagnosed when symptoms resulting from a concussion last beyond three months. Post-Concussion Syndrome symptoms include headaches and migraines, cognitive difficulties concentrating and emotional and behavioral issues such as irratibility. 

Medical Marijuana and Post Concussion Syndrome

Loss of consciousness from the initial concussion is not required for a diagnosis of post-concussion syndrome. Oddly enough, the resulting condition does not appear to have a correlation with the severity of the initial blow to the head. 

Although there is no one treatment specifically designed for Post-concussion syndrome, healthcare professionals will often prescribe pharmaceuticals to combat the emotional symptoms which may occur. Additionally, physical and behavioral therapies can be utilized for patients on the road to recovery. 

Referring to medical marijuana, Dr. Jeffrey Hergenrather said that, "In my opinion, there is no better drug for the treatment of anxiety disorders, brain trauma and post concussion syndrome." Patients can use sativa-dominant strains to combat their emotional symptoms, depression, headaches and migraines. 

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