Study links fibromyalgia pain to faulty brain receptors

03/6/2013 | Pain Medicine News

The brain's ability to process pain stimuli may malfunction in patients with fibromyalgia, according to a University of Michigan study that zeroed in on opioid receptors. Lead researcher Richard Harris said fibromyalgia patients may have too few receptors or the receptors they have cause pain when activated rather than lessen it.

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