When fibromyalgia is concerned, a great break through has occurred, as according to a recent research that was examining the pain reason of fibromyalgia patients it was miraculously discovered that its origin doesn’t come from the brain. This is a great break through that solves the greatest misconception about fibromyalgia.
Many people experience this condition and most of them are on painkillers as the pain is really excruciating. According to doctors who considered it a psychological disorder coming from the brain, it was found out that this is not true; it actually comes from a very unusual place– the blood vessels in the hands.
This breakthrough may lead to finding a proper cure for this condition which is actually a great news for over 5.000.000 Americans. The researchers solved the mystery by focusing on the skin of the hand of a patient who had a shortage of sensory nerve fibers, which led to reduced pain response. The scientists were surprised to find a great number of nerve fibers in called arterioles-venule (AV) referrals in the skin sample. Up to recently, it was believed by the scientific community that these fibers just regulate the blood flow and had no role in pain, but it was discovered a direct link between nerves and fibromyalgia pain. This breakthrough was incredible as it may answer questions like why many people suffering from fibromyalgia report pain in the hands and why cold seem to worsen their symptoms.
According to Dr. Frank L. Rice, a neuroscientist, quoting: “This poorly managed blood flow can be the source of discomfort and muscle pains and a sense of fatigue, probably due to a build-up of lactic acid and low levels of inflammation in patients with fibromyalgia. This, in turn, can contribute to hyperactivity in the brain.”
The current ongoing treatment for patients of fibromyalgia did not provide relief to every patient. The typical applied therapies are narcotic anticonvulsants, analgesic and antidepressants accompanied with the usual advices like exercising on regular basis and sleeping more. Now, thanks to this groundbreaking discovery the real reason for the condition has been found, and patients can look forward to a possible treatment. This is what this scientist, involved in the study, states. Quoting: “When there is something that does not fit into their understanding, some doctors underestimate their patients and tell them that they are insane. The prescription of SSRIS against fibromyalgia is not the answer– it was nothing more than a lobotomy or hysterectomy,”
This amazing study is really offering a nicer future for the existing and prospect patients of fibromyalgia.