Fibromyalgia Pain

In fact, the study finds, people with fibromyalgia say they feel severe Fibromyalgia Pain , and have measurable pain signals in their brains, from a gentle finger squeeze that barely feels unpleasant to peple without the disease. The squeeze’s force must be doubled to cause healthy people to feel the same level of pain and their pain signals show up in different brain areas.

The results, published in the May issue of Arthritis & Rheumatism, the journal of the American College of Rheumatology, may offer the proof of fibromyalgia’s physical roots that many doubtful physicians have sought. It may also open doors for further research on the still-unknown causes of the disease, which affects more than 2 percent of Americans, mainly women.

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