Saturday, April 04, 2009

Rave of the Day for April 4, 2009: 

More evidence that fibromyalgia pain isn't imagined. SPECT imagery was used in this small study on fibromyalgia patients....

Scans Reveal Brain Abnormalities Associated with Fibromyalgia

Am hoping that someday, SPECT scans and/or fMRIs will be widely used as diagnostic tools. Speaking of which, here's an article about a study using fMRI on chronic pain patients.....

Chronic Pain Disrupts Resting Brain Dynamics

It's no wonder people with fibromyalgia suffer from cognitive dysfunction: they're in too much pain to think straight! I hope that in the future, this will more strongly motivate the medical community to treat pain more aggressively in its earlier stages to prevent possible permanent damage to the brain's processing.

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