Multiple sclerosis or MS is a disease involving the autoimmune system. The system is normally responsible for eliminating harmful organisms from the body, but in the case of autoimmune diseases such as MS, they being to attack normal body tissues. As the autoimmune system attacks the tissues in the brain and the spinal cord, MS patients develop symptoms such as numbing, tingling sensations, impaired balance, weakness in the extremities, vision related problems, slurring, and inability to concentrate.
Patients with multiple sclerosis will likely have to undergo extensive treatment that involves physical therapy and medication. However, some doctors may give multiple sclerosis patients permission to use small amounts of marijuana. In some patients, this may help reduce the severity of the MS symptoms and improve the quality of life significantly.