Foundation of Fibromyalgia Is Altered Central Nervous System, New Study Validates
From nationalpainreport.com October 26, 2015 926 2
The central nervous system has been shown to be the “origin of fibromyalgia,” which National Pain Report broke in the news in May.
And now, a new study has taken that finding further.
A German study published this week in BMC Neurology investigated central nervous system involvement in fibromyalgia sufferers by imaging the central nervous system with functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) – a fancy neuroimaging technology that offers a relatively non-invasive, safe, and low-cost way to monitor brain activity.
What the researchers discovered is important to the very understanding of the painful disease: The central nervous system’s processing in people with fibromyalgia is fundamentally altered, AND, there is a clear distinction between fibromyalgia and major depression.