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Researchers say pain from fibromyalgia is real

Not that it’s news to those of us who have it, but it’s good to be val­i­dat­ed! Fibromyal­gia often has been mis­di­ag­nosed as arthri­tis or even a psy­cho­log­i­cal issue. Increas­ing­ly, though, the sci­en­tif­ic knowl­edge about fibromyal­gia is grow­ing, and a new paper from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Michi­gan Health Sys­tem says there are “over­whelm­ing data” that […]

December 1, 2006 · cyn · 11 Comments
Posted in: Fibromyalgia, From the news, Neurology, Pain

The neurology of chronic pain

My Pain, My Brain by Melanie Thern­strom gives us a look at a study being done at Stan­ford Uni­ver­si­ty. Sub­jects view an area of the brain that is involved in the per­cep­tion of pain via a func­tion­al mag­net­ic res­o­nance imag­ing (fMRI) machine, and under­go train­ing sim­i­lar to biofeed­back in which they prac­tice direct­ly con­trol­ling that […]

May 21, 2006 · cyn · No Comments
Posted in: From the news, Neurology