Gray matter volumes of pain-related brain areas are decreased in fibromyalgia syndrome.

@article{Robinson2011GrayMV,
  title={Gray matter volumes of pain-related brain areas are decreased in fibromyalgia syndrome.},
  author={Michael Edward Robinson and Jason G. Craggs and Donald D. Price and William M. Perlstein and Roland Staud},
  journal={The journal of pain : official journal of the American Pain Society},
  year={2011},
  volume={12 4},
  pages={436-43}
}
UNLABELLED Fibromyalgia (FM) is a chronic, widespread musculoskeletal pain disorder that is very prevalent in the general population (approximately 5%). Accumulating evidence suggests that FM is associated with central pain processing abnormalities, ie, central sensitization. Several previous studies of chronic pain patients, including FM, have shown gray matter atrophy of brain areas associated with sensory and affective pain processing. These findings, however, have not been confirmed in all… CONTINUE READING

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