Thursday, July 29, 2010

Resting brain activity associated with spontaneous fibromyalgia pain

Interaction of multiple brain networks provides insight into how pain occurs

A recent study from researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital and University of Michigan provides the first direct evidence of linkage between elevated intrinsic (resting-state) brain connectivity and spontaneous pain intensity in patients with fibromyalgia. This research shows an interaction of multiple brain networks, offering greater understanding of how pain arises. Details of the study appear online and in the August issue of Arthritis & Rheumatism.

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