A recent analysis that was attempting to find the reason for pain in fibromyalgia patients has discovered that it doesn’t originate from the brain. This is a huge discovery which marks the end of the mystery about fibromyalgia. This condition affects millions of people and is typically treated with painkillers. Doctors consider it a psychological disorder, but currently scientists have discovered that the pain comes from an uncommon place – the blood vessels in the hand.
The discovery may lead to new treatments and a possible future cure, that is great news for over 5 000 000 Americans. In order to solve the mystery, the scientists targeted on the skin of the hand of a patient who had a lack of sensory nerve fibers, that resulted in lowered pain response. The scientists were surprised to find a bignumber of nerve fibers in called arterioles-venule (AV) referrals within the skin sample. Until then, the scientific community thought that these fibers regulate the blood flow and had no role in pain, but have now found a direct link between nerves and fibromyalgia pain. The discovery is groundbreaking, and will answer questions why many of us suffering from fibromyalgia report pain in the hands and why cold looks to aggravate their symptoms.
It was believed that these nerve endings were incorporated in blood flow regulation, said Dr. Frank L Rice, a neuroscientist. The research, showed that they may contribute to the conscious sense of touch. This blood flow which is poorly managed can be the source of discomfort and pain in the muscles and a sense of fatigue, but the accumulation of lactic acid and low inflammation levels in those patients who suffered from this condition. This may contribute to brain hyperactivity, in turn.
Current therapies for fibromyalgia
The current treatment for this condition didn’t bring relief to every patient, and they involve narcotic analgesic, anticonvulsants, and antidepressants, and tips like sleeping and regular exercising. There ought to be a new cure now since the cause of the condition has been discovered.
If there’s something that doesn’t fit into the doctor’s understanding, they underestimate their patients, telling them that they’re crazy. The SSRIS prescription was nothing more but a lobotomy or hysterectomy, said one of the scientists from the study.
This is a extremely promising study and it offers a better future for the patients who suffer from this condition.
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