Fibrous Dysplasia is a genetic skeletal disorder where scar-like tissue develops where normal bone once was. Essentially, healthy bone is replaced by a fibrous tissue. This process of bone replacement can lead to Chronic pain, fracture and misshapen bones, particularly when it occurs within longer bones including extremities such as arms and legs. Fibrous Dysplasia can affect absolutely any bones in the body, however, it most commonly occurs in the skull and face, femur, tibia, humurus, pelvis and ribs. And although the condition can affect multiple bones at once, it cannot spread from one bone to another. When it occurs within the skull, changes within the facial structure can occur as well as hearing or vision loss. Fibrous Dysplasia is diagnosed most often within children and adolescents with symptoms developing before the age of 10.
Medical Cannabis and Fibrous Dysplasia
For Chronic pain management, achy bones, weakness and stiffness, Indica-dominant strains can aid patients in immediate pain relief while also providing a calming or sedating effect. Sativa Dominant strains can also be extremely effective in treating pain but can have a somewhat uplifting or energizing effect. Cannabis has great potential to treat Fibrous Dysplasia as several cannabinoids found in cannabis(CBD, CBC, and CBG) have show to directly stimulate and promote bone growth