Fibromyalgia represents a health disorder which causes fatigue and muscle pain. People suffering of fibromyalgia feel tenderness and pain throughout the whole body.
In addition, they might have the following symptoms:
- Trouble sleeping
- Morning stiffness
- Painful menstrual periods
- Numbness or tingling in feet and hands
- Problems with memory and thinking
Scientists tried to discover the actual cause of the pain in the patients who suffer from fibromyalgia. So, in a recent study, it was found that the pain doesn’t come from brain as it was previously thought, but it originates from the blood vessels in the hand!
Fibromyalgia is a medical state of being which is characterized by heightened pain response to pressure and widespread chronic pain. Thousands of people worldwide are affected by this medical condition which can be treated with antibiotics.
In order to solve out the mystery, skin cells of a fibromyalgia patient was examined by scientists. The patient had lowered pain response and they he lacked a sensory nerve fibers. The fibers were considered that they had no relation to physical pain and to regulate the blood flow. However, the scientists nowadays discovered a great number of nerve fibers which are called arterioles – venule referrals. They are found in patient’s hand and are directly linked to fibromyalgia pain.
One neuroscientist named Dr. Frank L. Rice, said that these nerve endings contribute to patient’s conscious sense of touch. He added that the poor management of blood flow might be the origin of muscle aches and discomfort because of the lactic acid accumulation and low levels of inflammation in fibromyalgia patients, which, in turn, might contribute to brain hyperactivity.
The current treatment of fibromyalgia in most of the cases is not successful. The therapy which is usually prescribed includes anticonvulsants, narcotic analgesics, and antidepressants. At the same time, doctors advise more physical activity and sleep. And now, since the cause of fibromyalgia pain is discovered finally, people suffering from it hope for getting a proper treatment in the future. SSEIs prescription against fibromyalgia is not the desired answer. According to a scientist involved in the study, it is nothing more than a hysterectomy or lobotomy.