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MRI Could Help Diagnose Fibromyalgia: Study

Saturday 22 October 2016


From Newsmax Media:


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MRI Could Help Diagnose Fibromyalgia: Study

By Nathalie Wright
Wednesday, 19 October 2016
© 2016 Newsmax Media, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Doctors may one day be able to diagnose fibromyalgia by means of a simple MRI scan. A study published in the journal Pain has, for the first time, identified a different brain response to pain and non-pain stimuli in people suffering from this chronic inflammatory disease.

Specialists have defined specific clinical procedures currently used to diagnose fibromyalgia, notably by assessing 12 tender points on the body. However, this doesn't explain what's going on at a neurological level in fibromyalgia patients or reflect individual levels of suffering.


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