What Causes Pain In The Brain?

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Fibromyalgia: How the Brain Processes Pain and Opioids

According to research presented earlier this month at the American College of Rheumatology's Annual Meeting, the pain experienced by people with fibromyalgia may be caused by a problem with the way pain stimuli are processed in the brain. Abnormal pain signal processing may also help explain why some people with fibromyalgia do not respond well to treatment with opioids.


“Although we have known for some time that the brain is a key player in the pathology of fibromyalgia, we have yet to...

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