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Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

 

Can Bell’s Palsy Be Successfully Treated With Cannabis?

3. Headaches Headaches are a common symptom of Bell’s Palsy. Interestingly, cannabis has been used as a treatment for headaches for centuries. Even into the early twentieth century, physicians used to prefer cannabis as an effective treatment for chronic headaches. Various types of headaches seem to respond to cannabis, including migraines and tension headaches. While cannabis may not always make the pain go away completely, many medical cannabis patients find that the herb can lessen the sensation. Many medical cannabis patients also find that the euphoric uplift caused from psychoactive cannabis helps them forgetRead More


Can Bell’s Palsy Be Successfully Treated With Cannabis?

Medical cannabis consumers pick up the herb for a variety of neurological conditions. But, what about Bell’s Palsy? Here are the details. Patients with a wide variety of medical conditions find relief with cannabis. While the herb is certainly no miracle cure, it can be an extremely useful tool for managing common ailments like pain and inflammation. But, what about a neurological condition like Bell’s Palsy? There are few effective therapies available for the disorder, and the verdict is out on whether cannabis is an effective treatment. However, there mayRead More


Breaking down Bell’s Palsy: 6 years later, our Mary King takes a closer look at her diagnosis

“When your blood volume goes up, it goes up everywhere, so pretty much everything gets swollen when you’re pregnant, including nerves around your face,” said Dr. Douglas Addy, an OBGYN with Lexington Medical Center. In addition to pregnancy and diabetes, other possible triggers for the condition are a viral infection like the cold sore virus, the flu or flu-like illnesses, headaches, high blood pressure, Lyme disease and other traumas according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. The institute also provides a list of symptoms that can vary personRead More


Breaking down Bell’s Palsy: 6 years later, our Mary King takes a closer look at her diagnosis

Six years ago this Friday, Mary King went from reporting the news on a Friday morning, to having complete paralysis on the right side of her face by that night. A trip to the ER would rule out a stroke, but it introduced her to the words- Bell’s Palsy. In sharing her journey then, she quickly heard from people all over the world who had or were experiencing Bell’s Palsy, and she has continued to receive emails to this day. However, six years later, doctors rarely pinpoint exactly what causes theRead More