Fibromyalgia: A Disorder of the Brain?

  title={Fibromyalgia: A Disorder of the Brain?},
  author={Petra Schweinhardt and Khara M Sauro and M. Catherine Bushnell},
  journal={The Neuroscientist},
  pages={415 - 421}
This article presents evidence that fibromyalgia patients have alterations in CNS anatomy, physiology, and chemistry that potentially contribute to the symptoms experienced by these patients. There is substantial psychophysical evidence that fibromyalgia patients perceive pain and other noxious stimuli differently than healthy individuals and that normal pain modulatory systems, such as diffuse noxious inhibitory control mechanisms, are compromised in fibromyalgia. Furthermore, functional brain… 

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