Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Fibromyalgia and the Brain: New Clues Reveal How Pain and Therapies are Processed

 


Fibromyalgia and the Brain: New Clues Reveal How Pain and Therapies are Processed

Excerpt from the press release:  According to research presented this week at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., pain experienced by people with fibromyalgia may be caused by a problem with the way pain stimuli are processed in the brain. Abnormal pain signal processing may also be related to a lack of responsiveness to opioids, a common class of pain relievers.

This is very important for chronic pain sufferers because it explains why some us don't get relief from opioids.  I'm holding out hope that the findings will lead to researchers looking for other ways to manage chronic pain that are not as costly, toxic and addictive for some. 

2 comments:

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Chronic pain is a terrible thing! What an interesting article! I have had three spinal fusions and this was an interesting article! Thanks for sharing it!

BerryMorins Bits & Tips said...

It's my pleasure.

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