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Medical Marijuana and Degenerative Arthritis

Millions of Americans suffer from arthritis and, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, almost 60 million people, or about 20 percent of the population, will have arthritis by 2020. The 100+ different types of arthritis, which includes degenerative arthritis (AKA osteoarthritis), make arthritis one of the most common chronic illness in the United States, according to the National Academy on An Aging Society.

Arthritis costs Americans billions of dollars in medical bills and lost wages. According to a Stanford University study titled "The economic impact of arthritis," patients with arthritis are projected to incur over $56 billion in medical expenditures and work loss.

Currently, more than 100 medications and drugs are used in the treatment of arthritis. But many patients who suffer from degenerative arthritis have opted instead to use medical marijuana, which is an affordable, natural alternative with mild side effects.

Recent research has shown that medicinal marijuana can be an effective alternative arthritis treatment. Marijuana is a strong analgesic (pain reliever). Studies have also shown that cannabis suppresses inflammation—which is the core symptom of arthritis.

If you or someone you love suffers from degenerative arthritis and would to see if medical cannabis can alleviate your symptoms, book an appointment with a local, qualified physician through MarijuanaDoctors.com today.  Let us help improve your quality of life!

 

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