Those with Hungtington’s disease may be able to treat some of their symptoms, including dystonia, with cannabinoids, according to a new study.
“Treatment options for dystonia are limited”, states the study’s abstract. “Cannabinoids have been described as a potential treatment for patients with dystonia of a different origin. Here, we present early onset HD [Huntington’s disease] patients with a marked improvement of motor symptoms mainly due to alleviation of dystonia due to treatment with cannabinoids.” In addition, “we review the current literature concerning the use of cannabinoids in HD. Dystonia is described by the Mayo Clinic as “Involuntary muscle contractions that cause repetitive or twisting movements.”