Overlapping structural and functional brain changes in patients with long-term exposure to fibromyalgia pain.

@article{Jensen2013OverlappingSA,
  title={Overlapping structural and functional brain changes in patients with long-term exposure to fibromyalgia pain.},
  author={Karin Jensen and Priti Srinivasan and Rosa B. Spaeth and Ying Lin Cheryl Tan and Eva Kosek and Frank W Petzke and Serena F. Carville and P. Fransson and Hanke E Marcus and S. C. Williams and Ernest H. S. Choy and Olivier Vitton and Richard H. Gracely and Martin Ingvar and Jian Kong},
  journal={Arthritis and rheumatism},
  year={2013},
  volume={65 12},
  pages={3293-303}
}
OBJECTIVE There is vast evidence to support the presence of brain aberrations in patients with fibromyalgia (FM), and it is possible that central plasticity is critical for the transition from acute to chronic pain. The aim of the present study was to investigate the relationship between brain structure and function in patients with FM. METHODS Functional connectivity of the brain during application of intermittent pressure-pain stimuli and measures of brain structure were compared between 26… CONTINUE READING