Posts Tagged ‘fMRI’

A Physiologic Basis for Fibromyalgia

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

A study of the brain (published on-line Jan 2015) has uncovered an important difference in the processing of pain signals between people with fibromyalgia (FM) and those without FM.(1)  Participants with FM had brain imaging with functional magnetic resonance (fMRI) while a blood pressure cuff on their leg created pain at a level (determined by each person) of 40 out of 100.