Incidence:   There are an estimated 12,000 spinal cord injuries every year in the United States alone.  More than a quarter of a million Americans are currently living with spinal cord injuries. The cost of managing the care of spinal cord injury patients is $3 billion each year.

Medical Cannabis Indication:   Spinal Cord Injury with Spasticity

          Improves:  Neuropathic Pain, Quality of sleep, Muscle Relaxation,

                            Depression, Bladder Control

Recommended cannabinoid ratios:  

                     equal ratio THC: CBD (e.g. 1:1) 

                     high THC : low CBD (e.g. 20:1)


Go slow and start dosing low and titrate until desired results are achieved.

 (Combination of  the above products may be required).  THC doses greater than 10mg/dose not recommended


Neuroprotective properties may slow progression of disease.

Cannabinoid replacement therapy may reduce symptoms and prolong survival. 

(Please note that cannabinoid therapy is patient specific and may require dose/concentration adjustment. Please consult with your provider for appropriate therapy options.)



Journal Articles:

Treatments for Chronic Pain in Persons With Spinal Cord Injury: A Survey Study

The treatment of spasticity with 9-tetrahydrocannabinol in persons with spinal cord injury