Other types of muscle spasms respond to marijuana as well. Gupta also found a teenager named Chaz who was using medical marijuana to treat diaphragm spasms that were untreatable by other, prescribed and very strong, medications. His condition is called myoclonus diaphragmatic flutter (also known asLeeuwenhoek's Disease) and causes non stop spasming in the abdominal muscles which are not only painful, but interfere with breathing and speaking. Smoking marijuana is able to calm the attacks almost immediately, as it calms the muscles of the diaphragm.
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