Fibromyalgia Caused By Overactive Brain

fibromyalgia overactive brain

A lot of fibromyalgia patients are often told that the pain is just all in their head. New research indicated that there may be some truth to this. Overactive brain network may have played a role in the hypersensitivity of patients suffering from fibromyalgia.

Often a poorly understood disorder, fibromyalgia is characterized by fatigue, mood swings, headaches, insomnia and pain. Up to date, there is no known cause of fibromyalgia just yet and no known successful treatment either.

Explosive Synchronization, An Abnormal Hypersensitivity in The Brain

A study was published in the Scientific Reports journal by a team of researchers. In the study, the team reported that fibro patients have brain networks primed for rapid responses even on minor changes. Such abnormal hypersensitivity is also known as explosive synchronization (ES).

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