Ladies and gentlemen, have you heard the latest news? A group of researchers have discovered a major source of pain in patients with fibromyalgia. And, contrary to popular belief, the pain is not derived from the brain.
Yes, you got that right, the results from this study will solve the mystery about the disease, for which many doctors believed was the brainchild of patients. We all know that, unfortunately, the mystery of fibromyalgia has left millions of people suffering in search of hope in pain medications. Many doctors thought the disease was “imaginary” or psychological, but scientists now have shown that the main source of pain results from an excess of sensory nerve fibers present around blood vessels located in the palm of the hand.
The best thing about this discovery is that it could lead to new treatments and perhaps even a complete cure in the future, bringing relief to millions of people suspected of having the disease.
According to the researchers, in order to solve the mystery about this health problem, they’ve focused their study on the hand skin of a patient who had a lack of sensory nerve fibers, which caused a reduced response to pain. After that, they took samples of skin on the hands of patients with fibromyalgia, and were surprised to find an extremely excessive amount of a particular type of nerve fiber. Before this study, the scientists thought that these fibers were responsible for regulating the flow of blood, and that played no role in pain sensation, but now they found that there is a direct link between these nerves and generalized body pain.
As we said, this amazing discovery could solve the question – why many patients have extremely painful hands and other “hot spots” throughout the body, and the cold weather aggravates their symptoms.
The famous neuroscientist, Dr. Frank L. Rice, explained:
“We previously thought that these nerve endings were only involved in the regulation of blood flow in a subconscious level, but now we have evidence that the ends of the blood vessels can also contribute to our conscious sense touch, and also the pain. This poorly managed blood flow can be the source of muscle pain and feeling of fatigue on patients with fibromyalgia.”
Note: the current treatments and therapies for this disease include narcotic analgesics; anti-seizure medications, anti-depressants, etc. and they have not brought complete relief to the millions of people who suffer. Thank you for reading and don’t forget to share.